On Saturday, July 7, Idyllwild Fire Protection District 621 surprised the kids and arrived at the Dream Big event to teach the kids about fire safety. Captain Jim Reyes handed out junior firefighter helmets and pencils to all the kids and any adults who wanted them as well. Photo by Jenny Kirchner


Rachel Torrey reads “Ted” to approximately 50 children who participated in the activities Monday, July 9, which included reading, singing, crafts, and entertainment by local martial artist Tony White. Photo by Careena Chase


Photo by Careena Chase

The story time summer reading activities programs began Monday, July 9 for all youngsters from 2 years through 9 years, on the library deck. “Dream Big … Read” will be the summer’s theme.

The summer programs will continue at 10:30 a.m. on each of the three following Mondays, July 16, 23 and 30. These fun times will include reading, playing, singing, crafts and snacks. The Friends of the Idyllwild Library sponsor this summer program. Bonnie Doshier and Rachel Torrey are in charge of the events.

“Dream Big … Read” is the all-summer reading program in which prizes are earned for reading a designated number of books until the “grand prize” level is reached. This grand prize is awarded when 50 books have been completed. People can sign up at any point in the program.

For more information, contact the Idyllwild library at (951) 659-2300 during library hours.