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2021 Summer Reading Adventure, Ancestry Library Edition, Playaways and graphic novels

Summer Reading Adventure Now – Aug. 8
Register for the all-virtual Summer Reading Adventure in Beanstack! Read and complete activities to earn a reward. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales”. For more details, check out the all-new Summer Reading Adventure webpage. Once you earn your reward (after completing the Summer Reading Adventure), please visit the Children’s Desk at your local Carlsbad City Library location. The last day to pick up your Summer Reading Adventure rewards is Saturday, Aug. 14.

Summer Reading Adventure activities: Pet cemetery virtual bilingual adult escape room
In this virtual escape room, adults will experience moving into a new home and discovering a pet cemetery deep in the adjacent woods, leading to the accidental unleashing of evil. Enter here.

En esta sala de escape virtual, los adultos experimentarán mudarse a un nuevo hogar y descubrir un cementerio de mascotas en las profundidades del bosque adyacente, lo que conducirá que se desate accidentalmente una maldición maligna. Entre a la Sala de Escape.

Check out the brand new Recommendations for Adults webpage and find “Tails & Tales” themed books and DVDs perfect for summer.

Virtual genealogy events
Join us for free genealogy webinars presented in partnership with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Learn more about our free genealogy programs and resources available from home.

Trace your ancestral lines with Ancestry Library Edition
Feeling inspired to do some family research after watching television shows such as Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are? Ancestry Library Edition can help you discover your own history with billions of records, like census data, city directories, cemeteries, wills and probates, and immigration information. Use your Carlsbad City Library card to access Ancestry Library Edition and all seven genealogy databases from home for free.

Library collection spotlight: Playaway audiobook Check out the Carlsbad City Library Playaway collection. These small, mp3 player devices are preloaded with a single book. All you have to do is provide the AAA battery and a pair of headphones (no CD player or smart phone required).

Use a Playaway Audiobook while doing chores around the house, walking on the beach or walking the dog. Need some help? Email librarian@carlsbadca.gov.

Virtual book clubs
Want to connect with other readers? Try one of our free virtual book clubs. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with new people, experience great literature and engage in interesting discussions. Email librarian@carlsbadca.gov to register. See below for dates and times:


  • Monday Night Classics Book Club Aug. 23, 7 p.m.
  • My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier

For the new and returning graphic novel fan…
Do you love graphic novels? Are you curious about graphic novels and not sure where to start? Discover just some of the top graphic novels that the Carlsbad community are checking out this summer. Can’t make it to the library? The Serra Digital Download Library also offers eComics. Need some help accessing these titles? Email librarian@carlsbadca.gov.

We’re here to help
We’re available to answer your questions over the phone, through our chat service or by email during normal library hours.

All Carlsbad City Library location hours Monday – Thursday10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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