Summer Reading Program PDF Print E-mail

June 20 - August 1

"Read to the Rhythm"

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Rap, tap, dance and sing! Everyone join the musical jamboree! Register and win weekly prizes like meals, toys and puzzles! Meet your reading goal or attend at least two events to be entered into a grand prize drawing, which includes iTunes gift certificates, live theatre tickets, books, and more! Children, collect your Summer Rhythm Cards wherever the music note appears. Visit the Library to sign up and look below for all activities or download the flyer here.


Family Events (All Ages)

"Read to the Rhythm" Preview

music notes5Want to know how Summer Reading Program works? Come to either session to be   informed, entertained, and have a chance to win prizes! Early registration available to all attenders. Register by Saturday, June 13 by calling (626) 384-5276.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 20, 11am - 12pm & 12pm - 1 pm


Rhythmic Registration Drawing

Register for Summer Reading Program and be entered into a drawing. Winners will be given a mystery prize at the end of Summer Reading Program.

Dates: June 23 - July 25


Music Book Challenge

music notes5Thought of reading something musical? Library staff dares you to march to a different drum! For a list of selected books, visit the library.

 Dates: June 23 - July 25


Classical Music Tuesdays

Enjoy classical and instrumental music played throughout the day.

Dates: June 23 - July 28


Retro Rhythm

Step back into the past! Guess how many items are in the jar for your chance to win a prize! Winners will be selected the week of August 4.

Dates: June 23 - August 1


Fiddle Girl Celia Lawley Presents : Music From Around the World!

music notes5Skip around the continents with Celia and her magical instruments!  This event is supported wholly by a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  YALSA builds the capacity of libraries to serve teens.  Learn more about YALSA at The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides assistance to organizations in implementing    and expanding literacy programs for youth.  Learn more about Dollar General at

Day & Time: Thursday, July 2, 4 - 5 pm

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Singing 101

music notes5Sing and dance to the rhythm! Come and explore your inner musician and have a great time.

Day & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 4 - 5 pm


Fairy Tale Mash-Up: Into the Woods

music notes5Watch the mash-up of all your favorite fairy tales with Into the Woods, © Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 16, 3:30 pm


Reading Music 101

music notes5Ever wanted to learn how to read music? Come and learn how to read some simple music notes and participate in a fun activity!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 22, 4 - 5 pm


Room to Dance Presents: Dances From Around the World

music notes5Tap, swing, chasse, plié! Where did these dance moves and dances come from? Join us as you learn “Dances from Around the World.”

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 29, 5 - 6 pm

 Children's Events (Ages 0 - 12)

Collect your Summer Rhythm Cards! Attend or participate in any event marked with a “music note,” to receive your participation award. Collect all the colors! Bring at least 10 cards to the library August 1-24 to receive a mystery prize.

"Frozen Sing-A-Long Story Time"

music notes5Visit Arendelle through song and stories and play games with a special live visit from the Snow Sisters! Don’t forget to dress up, take photos with your favorite princess, and sing, “Let it Go!” Parents, bring your cameras! The Snow Sisters have entertained throughout Southern California and are excited to be here. Preregistration required by calling (626) 384-5276.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2 - 3 pm & 3 - 4 pm

Music and Mobility

music notes5Keep the reading rhythm going with songs and a beat! Come, sing, and dance to a favorite song. Recommended ages 2-5.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8,  3 - 4 pm


Spot the Hidden Object

music notes5Help Mr. Mouse and his forest friends find the hidden objects in the Music Meadow!

Dates: July 14 - 18


Sing-A-Long Movie

music notes5Shout out the special word with the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder. Willy © Warner Bros., rated G.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 16,  1:30 pm


Make a Musical Instrument

music notes5Make your own musical instrument and learn how instruments help to make music!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 22,  2 - 3:30 pm


Make Your Own Instrument Contest

music notes5End the summer with a bang! Make your own instrument out of everyday objects and turn it in for a chance to win a prize. Winner announced week of August 4. Visit the library for tips.

Dates: July 28 - August 1


Teen & Adult Events - Ages 12 & Up

Musical Book Bingo

BingoChallenge your reading with “Musical Book Bingo!” Fill in all the spots and use this as your weekly reading log.

Dates: June 30 - August 1


Spot the Fake Lyrics

Question mark musicThink you know the right lyrics? Play the game to test your knowledge!

Dates: July 7 - 11


Musical Trivia Crosswords

crossword puzzlePlay the musical trivia crossword puzzle and test your musical knowledge. Get all correct and win a prize.

Dates: July 14 - 18


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Day and Time: Friday, July 17, 11am - 6pm

11 am-1:25 pm Mr. Holland’s Opus, © Walt Disney Pictures, rated PG
1:30-3:30 pm Pitch Perfect, © Universal Pictures, rated PG-13
3:30-6 pm Walk the Line, © 20th Century Fox, rated PG-13

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Write Your Own Lyrics Contest

lyrics.gifWrite your own lyrics of what you think famous songs should be. Top 3 winners receive a prize! Winners announced week of July 28.

Dates: July 21 - 25


Name That Song

Name-the-SongDo you think you can name that song? Listen and play. Get all answers correct and receive a prize.

Dates: July 18 - August 1

Play and Learn Workshops PDF Print E-mail

Family Place WorkshopThe Covina Public Library is a Family Place Library! Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

During the “Play And Learn Workshops,” the Library will provide a setting for the child and parent to play and interact with toys, crafts, and books while also introducing the parent to some of the local parenting resources. Weekly sessions will include child development and behavior, nutrition, speech and hearing, literacy, etc. This program is FREE but registration is required! Please call (626) 384-5293 to sign up for one of our “Play and Learn Workshops.” Space for each of the workshops is limited to 15 families with children ages 12 – 36 months.

Registration Information:

Please fill out the Workshop Registration Form and return it to the Library. You may also fax it to (626) 384-5315 to the attention of Veronica Palacios.

Dates: July 1 - August 12

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Location: Covina Public Library, Community Room

Fundraising Events & Sales! PDF Print E-mail

 “Read to the Rhythm" Themed Fundraisers

All Summer Reading Program fundraisers support book purchases for the Children’s and Teen Departments!


Swing the Night Away: Presented by Twist of OrangePARK TALL BONGO COLOR

Enjoy a swinging good time with a swing-style musical concert! Get your tickets early, as seating is limited. Call (626) 384-5276 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information and ticket reservations.
Day & Time: Saturday, July 18, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Tickets: $8 in advance; $12 at the door


Silver Screen Musical Showcase:  Presented by Top Billing Entertainment

Top billingThis limited engagement showcases some of your favorite musical films such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Grease,” and “Singing in the Rain.” Top Billing Entertainment is a non-profit theatre arts organization that has entertained at Disneyland and several San Gabriel Valley theatres. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Call (626) 384-5276 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information and ticket reservations.

Day & Time: Friday, July 24, 6 pm & Saturday, July 25, 4 pm
Tickets: $8 in advance or $12 at the door

Wrap A Book Drawing

What’s in the wrapped book? Purchase your drawing tickets at the Circulation desk to find out or come see for yourself at the library! 

Enter for a chance to win! Winner announced on Tuesday, August 4.

Donation:$2 per ticket or $8 for 5 tickets

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La Mirada Theatre Ticket Voucher: Good for two tickets to a show valued up to $140.



50/50 Returns!

Be a part of the 50¢ for 50 days fundraiser! Drop 50¢ in the bucket at Circulation to help the Library reach its goal!

Dates: June 22 - August 22

$1 Root Beer Floatsroot-beer-float

Cool off with a root beer float. For just a $1 donation you will receive a scoop of vanilla ice cream with root beer.

Days & Times: Friday, July 10 and Friday, July 31, 1-2:30 pm 



Other Fundraising Events

All proceeds go towards Library and Literacy programs!

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June  2-September 1

Show your support by purchasing a library t-shirt! Funds raised will be used to purchase children and teen books in art, sports, biographies, and Spanish. T-shirts are available in limited quantities and sizes. Purchase yours before it’s gone! Sponsored by Larry Cole with Ink It Up. Children’s sizes: $10 each, Adult sizes: $14 each.

Entertainment Sales

Every Friday and Saturday the Library will be hosting an Entertainment Sale. Movies, music and puzzles will be for sale in the lobby. Patrons can choose from a variety of DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and puzzles at a great value. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind, unique items while helping to benefit YOUR Library!

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Any purchases made through Amazon can benefit YOUR Library at no extra cost! Visit and go to the Library Catalog page to click on the “Buy It Now” button. Wish List
Search in Amazon for “Covina Public Library” to see all the items your library is in need of. Visit through our “Buy It Now” button and you will help us two-fold!

"Queen's Kids" Care and Toy Drive PDF Print E-mail

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Children's and Teen Programs & Events PDF Print E-mail

For Children's Special Events and Teen's Programs and Events, please see the Children or Teens Section of the Library Website.

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