Lunch at the Library provides children and teens with free summer meals, summer reading and exploration programs, and other activities that support learning, health, and wellness. It also brings new families to the library where staff can connect adult family members and caregivers with essential library resources and services, and sparks and supports community collaborations.

The Lunch at the Library Program: A program overview, including a short video that shows Lunch at the Library in action.

Community Need: Information about the need for summer meal programs in California communities and how libraries address that need.

Lunch at the Library Sites: Find Lunch at the Library sites in California.

Photo credits: Orange County Public Library, City of El Centro Public Library, Camarena Memorial Library