Spring 2018 marks the 16th annual Santa Monica Reads (SMR) a community-wide reading program bringing the City of Santa Monica together. Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is the 2018 book selection. SMR is scheduled to run from May 12 to June 23.
The Library seeks to connect with its community members by providing volunteer opportunities, both for teens and adults.
The Library hosts the Arts + Literacy Festival in collaboration with Virginia Avenue Park to promote Cradle to Career’s Kindergarten Readiness Campaign. Books come to life on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Children and families are invited to explore what lives under the sea with a variety of community partners and hear Roda Ahmed read her book, Mae Among the Stars.