Starting Small


To help kick off La Jolla Riford Library’s Summer Reading Program — Read for the Win!, which runs through Aug. 15, youth services librarian Angie Stava hosted a scientific Shrinky Dinks workshop, June 21. Children of all ages gathered to color on special plastic sheets, and cut out their designs so Stava could (carefully!) put them in a toaster for about a minute. Fascinated, the young scientists watched the plastic contort and eventually shrink, before taking their creations home. Find a full lineup of free reading program events at

Ashley Mackin