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.



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


Music in Movies Marathonmovies

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 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



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.

Date & 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


Covina's T.E.A.M. (Teens Endeavor to Accomplish More)-Free! PDF Print E-mail


Are you a teen who enjoys volunteering and helpingaround the community? Join Covina's T.E.A.M. where teens participate in service projects and volunteer at community events each month. To be an active member, teens must attend a monthly meeting and one service opportunity each month. Attend the next meeting for more information.
Location: Hollfelder Teen Center, Covina Park, 301 N. Fourth Ave.
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6-7 pm
Dates:  January 13, February 3, March 3, April 7
For information, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at (626) 384-5340. Office hours are Monday-Thursday and alternate Fridays, 10 am- 5:45 pm
Staff Suggestions for Teen Readers PDF Print E-mail

first loveFirst Love by James Patterson
BL: 4.9- AR Pts: 8.0
Runaways 16-year-old Axi and 17-year old Robinson, who met on a cancer ward, leave Oregon on a cross-country trip to experience the best of life before it is too late.







The Finisher by David Baldacci
BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 20.0
Fourteen-year-old Vega has always been told that the forest surrounding her village is full of monsters, until her mentor disappears, and she realizes the village is built on lies.  




BitterblueBitterblue by Kristin Cashore
BL: 5.6 - AR Pts: 23.0
Bitterblue, 18-year-old queen of Monsea, realizes the futility of relying on advisers who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father. (Sequel to Graceling)







The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 10.0
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.




Get Involved! PDF Print E-mail


Do you need volunteer hours? We need talented youth like you to volunteer at the library! Check out our volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.

Brainfuse Homework Help PDF Print E-mail

brainfuseAccess Brainfuse and chat with tutors between 1 and 10 p.m. Monday thru Sunday (except holidays). No appointment is necessary. Get help with the toughest school assignments -- chemistry, physics, calculus, etc. -- by clicking on the orange "Homework Help" tab. Students can also take mock SAT and ACT exams, and upon receiving the test results, can get one-on-one tutoring on the areas of the test they need to strengthen. Take as many practice exams as you want! To access the test center, click on the red "A+ Test Center" tab.

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