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CVCL JULY eNews - Highlighting What's Happening 
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Summer Reading Programs & Activities Winding Down
Last day to log points for reading and program participation is Thursday, July 20 by noon. 

You are invited to come celebrate all the reading and participation with a Poll Party & Picnic, Friday, July 21 at the Camp Verde Community Pool. A big Thank You to Camp Verde Parks & Recreation for partnering with us on this event! Don't forget to log your progress for a chance at one of the prizes.
  • Adults: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Picks: Kindle Fire, Multi-function tool, $30 Gift card to Ace Hardware
  • Teens: 1st,  2nd, 3rd Picks: Magic: the Gathering Amonkhet Bundle Box with 10 Booster Packs, $25 Amazon Gift Card, and more
  • Cool Kids: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Picks: Kennedy Space Center Visor Virtual Reality Headset, $50 Lego Gift Card, KiB Intelligent Balance RC Robot, or Microscope Kit
  • Little Kids: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Picks: Think & Learn Coda-a-Pillar, Happy Giddy Caterpillar Tunnel, Nexus C-8 Spaceship Play Tent or Discover Kids Space Projector. 
The AZ State Library plays a big part in funding for our Summer Reading Program. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey that helps inform future SRP funds that trickle down to Camp Verde Community Library. Thank you!

If you have any questions about participation in the Pool Party and Picnic, please call Nadia at (554-8387) or Carson (554-8391).
Highlighting Resources for Readers
Von's View, Books & Authors, NoveList Plus, and ALA Book Club Central

Yes, libraries today are community centers with programs and activities for all ages. But, they also house books and still appeal to people who like to read, just as they always have. Access to reading material and literacy is the central foundation of the library.

If you are reading this, you must be a reader! Did you know we have resources (besides the titles on our shelves and e-titles on Overdrive, our virtual shelves) that may enhance your reading enjoyment? Here is some of what we offer:
A couple of years ago, library staff started writing random book reviews. We were hoping to interest some or our reader/writers in participating but never did. Von, a Library Clerk in the Teen Library, was the only one passionate enough about it to keep it going. He definitely has a unique style and even if you are not into the kind of books he reads, you will enjoy his insightful reviews.

This is a site provide by the AZ State Library that is linked on the eResources page on our  website. A Gale/Cengae product, it is known for e xpert book reviews, recommendations and author biographies. All you need to access it, is your AZ zip code. Just follow the links or go to www.cvlibrary.org/search-learn

Another site provided courtesy of the AZ State Library, NoveList is an online tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they've already read or topics in which they are interested.  All you need to access it, is your AZ zip code. Just follow the links or go to  www.cvlibrary.org/search-learn
A brand new site just launched by the American Library Association, Book Club Central is a one-stop-shop for book clubs, featuring book recommendations, reviews and resources and  tips for moderating a book club. 

One long standing book club that has been meeting at the library for years, is the Open Book Club,  moderated by Amber Polo. It's a book club where participants share information about whatever they are rea ding and meets monthly, the 2nd Tuesday from 10a to noon. 

Join this group or start your own, either way...sharing a good book doubles the pleasure! 
Children's Library Programs  

Story Time Wednesdays @2:30p: We bumped story time up 30 minutes so more children can participate in Lego Club afterward.

Dance Play w/Ms. Jenny Tuesday, 07/18 @2:00p  Understanding rhythm and patterns is an important part of learning to read. Join Ms. Jenny for this relaxing, musical program designed to teach pre-literacy skills.

Lego Club Wednesdays @3:30p: 
Get together with other kids who like Legos and take the weekly challenge to build something unique from our collection of colorful blocks.

Friday S.T.E.A.M. Schedule Fridays @1:00p:  Every Friday from 1:00p to 2:30p, the Library's first floor Terracotta Room becomes a STEM learning lab. Informal out-of-school learning reinforces science, technology, engineering, (we add the arts), and math concepts through hands-on projects for kids of all ages.  With the Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space exhibition in the library and summer reading points to earn, July's S.T.E.A.M. Time schedule is as follows:
  • 07/14 FRI @1:00p S.T.E.A.M. - Make & take a simple telescope from a kit. 
  • 07/21 FRI NO S.T.E.A.M. Time!
  • 07/28 FRI @1:00p S.T.E.A.M.Time TBD
Special Request: Call for LEGO Donations

Our Wednesday afternoon LEGO Club is very popular with kids and parents. What started with 5 kids, quickly grew to 24. Needless to say, we are looking for Lego donations. We know it's hard for Lego-lovers to part with the little bricks, but know that your donation would mean a lot to us and help foster future Lego lovers. Please call Miss Nadia at 928-554-8387 if you have Legos you can bear to part with for a good cause.

Early Literac y Tips 
from Jana Truman, Outreach Coordinator for First Things First

Summer is a great time to instill the early literacy skills that will make the transition to school smoother. Kindergarten has changed a lot since most of us started school. Did you know that standards are higher than ever before for today's kindergartners? Today, they are expected to arrive with basic academic and social skills so they are prepared to start learning to read, write, and do basic math.So, what can you do?

Children develop language and vocabulary skills from birth. Implementing simple interactive activities with your children will help them be prepared for school:

TALK The more your talk with your baby or young child, the better. Research shows it helps prepare them to do well in school. Share lots of words throughout the day.

READ Read to your child every day. This is the best way to build the language skills they'll need to learn to read. So cuddle up with a book and read together. Bring your young children to story time every week, then pick out books that interest them.

Fore more information on helping your child develop, visit, 
Teen Library Programs  

Fridays @ 2:00p SRP Build a Better World: From constructing chainmail armor/jewelry to discussing your latest reads, there is something for a variety of interests and talents in the Teen Library this summer.

Thursdays @6:00p Game Night w/Zack: Play games with Teen Librarian, Zack. You will enjoy yourself so much, you won't even realize you are using mathematics, reading, logic and critical thinking skills need to succeed in school and life.

Experience Virtual Reality with the Occulus Rift:  During Teen Library open hours, interact on another dimension through the Occulus Rift, a virtual reality headset on loan for a limited from the AZ State Library. The Teen Library opens Tuesday - Saturday at noon and closes when the main library closes.
Friends of Camp Verde Library: Always Up to Something!

There's something new at the library that, thanks to our awesome Friends group, we are proud to present to you - a vending machine. It's located on the second floor near the Teen Library. In this machine, you will find cool drinks, candy and healthy snacks. Every purchase benefits the Friends of Camp Verde Library as they work to raise funds to help the library. They have already donated $2,000 to the Summer Reading Program and $!5,000 toward getting the author names put up on the inspirational panels on the outside of the library. 

So double your enjoyment of snacks and drinks in the designated eating areas of the library as you support the Friends of Camp Verde Library - your library!
July 20 @5:30p Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Pets
Learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils and aromatherapy for your dogs, cats or horses. A thorough and stimulating look at how your pet can benefit from these well-researched, carefully formulated, scientifically proven tools from nature's medicine cabinet. Call or text Sarah at 928-451-4847 or Honey at 404-626-5535.
FREE Friday Movies Continue
The Children's Library is sponsoring free family movies rated PG13 or lower every Friday evening at 6:30p. Enjoy theate r-quality sound and pictures in the Library's 1st Floor Terracotta Room. Munch on complimentary popcorn and purchase candy or a drink from Friends of Camp Verd e Library.   Bring your own folding chair or use one of ours. Let us know if there is something you would like to see. The July movie schedule is:

07/14 NO MOVIE
07/21 NO MOVIE
07/28 Apollo 13