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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

Flex your mind and body this summer with the Summer Reading Club at the Botanical Garden Library! Kids learn about the natural world in a game format and receive seeds to plant as they meet weekly reading and activity goals. Special prizes await children who complete the eight-week program. Drop by the Library to register and pick up your logbook. Prevent the "summer slide" and get outside — join the Club!


Who: Children up to age 12
Where: Helen Crocker Russell Library, San Francisco Botanical Garden
When: June 1 – July 31, 2018

This free eight-week program is self-paced; families may visit the Library starting June 1st to register, read stories, and log their reading and activity accomplishments. Logbooks include a bingo game for tracking progress, suggested book titles, and fun nature activities.

The Library's collection of children's books is available for all to enjoy. SFBGS Members may check-out children's books from the Library to read at home. Everyone is welcome to read books on-site or start their own San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Membership to immediately enjoy check-out privileges for the children's collection.

*Access to the Library is always free for all. Admission to the San Francisco Botanical Garden is free for San Francisco residents and children 4 and under.

Questions? Please contact a Helen Crocker Russell librarian at (415) 661-1316 ext.403 or

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

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An international organization whose purpose is to initiate and improve communications among persons and institutions concerned with the development, maintenance and use of libraries of botanical and horticultural literature.
SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $9 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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