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County of SLO Public Libraries: 100 Years of Summer

Libraries to Offer Free Summer Lunches

Author: Becky Juretic for Library Administration
Date: 6/12/2019 5:01:15 PM

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries will be serving free lunches to kids during the Summer. Meals will be served at the Morro Bay, Nipomo, and San Luis Obispo Libraries.

The County of San Luis Obispo Library Public Libraries are proud to announce that it will again be hosting its free lunch program for kids 18 and under.  Lunches will be provided from June 11th to July 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the following schedule:

  • Nipomo Library, 12:00 - 12:45pm
  • San Luis Obispo Library, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Morro Bay Library, 12:30 - 1:30pm


To kick-off the summer the San Luis Obispo Library, Morro Bay Library, and San Luis Coastal Meal Services will be offering free barbeques with live music, face painting, balloon animals, children’s farmer’s markets, summer reading challenge registration, games and more. Dates are:

  • June 11, 1-3pm at the Morro Bay Library
  • June 12, 11am – 1pm at the San Luis Obispo and Nipomo Libraries


The free lunches are made possible by the San Luis Coastal and Lucia Mar Meal Services Departments, Summer Lunch at the Library, and the USDA.

Lunches meet the nutritional USDA guidelines and will be served on a first come, first served basis at different branches. No registration is required. “Providing free lunches to children during the summer break months is a way we can connect healthy minds to healthy bodies,” stated Coordinating Librarian for Youth Services, Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer. “We are proud to be able to offer this very important necessity to the youth in our community and give families another wonderful reason to spend their summer at the library.”

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the California State Library with funds from the State of California.