Issue 68 | June 2023
Pinal County Library District
June is Summer Reading!
The Summer Reading Program "All Together Now" is here!

This year's Summer Reading Program is getting started at libraries throughout Pinal County. Children and teens can register at their local library, then keep track of the time they spend reading this summer. Completing the program can earn a prize! Some libraries have a program for adults, too.

Plus, many of our libraries are offering special events to coincide with summer reading theme in the weeks ahead. You can find them listed on our online calendar. (Tip: Try using the "event type" filter to limit the view to just Summer Reading Program events.)

Each library runs their Summer Reading Program a little bit differently, so be sure to check with your local library to find all the details you need.
The Pinal County Library District website provides a catalog of all of our library materials. Patrons can download e-books and e-audiobooks, and access a suite of research databases.

But what if you can't find what you're looking for, or something doesn't seem to work right?

Just like at your local library, you can Ask a Librarian! Just click the "Ask A Question" button in the center of the screen on our homepage and fill out the online form. Send us a description of what you need or what went wrong, and staff at Pinal County Library District will get back to you by phone or email (your choice) to help troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

Please note that staff are only available during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Questions submitted after hours or on weekends will be answered the following business day.

Library Events This Month:
Here are just a handful of the more than 300 free library programs taking place this month. Please visit our online calendar to view a complete list.
Friday, June 9, 3:30-4:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Open to all ages. Knights of the Square Table Chess Club meets the second Friday of the month at 3:30 PM. Want to learn how to play chess? Interested in stepping up your game by challenging new players? Then look no further, this chess club is the place to be! All ages, skill levels, and backgrounds join together to learn from each other. Enjoy a friendly match or learn how to play at the Knights of the Square Table. No experience is necessary and registration is optional. 
Thursday, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 6:00 - 6:45 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Volunteer instructor Larry Rybka will teach you to play the Native American flute.

Ages 10+. Flute available for checkout during the 5 week series.
Saturday, June 10 & 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N Maya Angelou Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

On alternating Saturdays, MLCC invites 12-18 year old anime lovers to meet in the Birch Room while it's transformed into an anime bubble! There's episodes to watch, games to play, and discussions to be had surrounding this Japanese staple that has captivated millions of people around the planet. If you're into anime/manga, come see what it's about and bring your besties! No ojiisan or obaasan allowed!
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:00 - 6:45 pm
Casa Grande Public Library
449 N Dry Lake Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8710

This program is for adults who want to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship interview and written examination. Our volunteer will facilitate a series of weekly discussions designed for adults who want to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship interview and oral examination. 
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, all day
San Tan Valley County Library
31505 N Schnepf Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Every Monday during Summer Reading the library will feature Maker Monday. 

Maker Mondays consist of crafts, art, and challenges. The library will host activities all day. 

Only while supplies last.
This Month's Featured Database
This month's feature database:

Science In Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Captivating subject matter showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues. The collection includes millions of full-text articles from national and global publications as well as projects and over 200 experiments.

You can find Science in Context and our other online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab.

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