City of Santa Monica: Virtual Insect Discovery Lab for Kids and Families

August 9, 2021 4:00 p.m.

The Santa Monica Public Library is excited to be on Friday the 13th. Join the staff at to discover the amazing life of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more. From 5 years. Register in advance at Get a bug collection jar at the Main Library, Pico Branch Curbside or Montana Avenue Branch Curbside and become an entomologist! (While stocks last.)

Take part in the Santa Monica Public Library’s free summer reading program, Reading Colors Your World, for all ages, which runs through August 15. Together we read 194,445 minutes. Register in person at the Main Library, Pico Branch Curbside and Montana Avenue Branch Curbside, or online at Track your reading to reach the goal of 10 hours / 600 minutes of reading time and 600 minutes of reading, adults will take part in a raffle after 600 minutes.

Generous support of Summer Reading from the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. The Friends is a nonprofit volunteer organization focused on volunteering, fundraising, and library support. Learn more about the friends.

We hope to see you in the library this summer. Personal service is available at the main library, and contactless roadside pick-up is available at the Montana Avenue and Pico branches. Sign up for the Ocean Park Branch self-service hours. Find out more here. For a complete list of programs and library resources, library locations and opening times, please visit our website at

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Ann Wilson Youth Service Librarian II

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