Issue 69 | July 2023
Library in The SpotLight!
The San Tan Valley Library is located at 31505 N. Schnepf Rd. in San Tan Valley, AZ., next door to the San Tan Valley Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Lamb stopped by the San Tan Valley Public Library to take over StoryTime! Everyone was so Excited to see him! He read stories and gave a show & tell of all the gadgets and safety tools on his tactical vest.
Mad Scientist Payne from "Kids Need to Read" taught StoryTime guest what science means to her and how being a Mad Scientist can mean something different for each of us! It was a FUN adventure full of laughs and FREE Books!
Rural Metro Fire, San Tan Valley came down and lead a Fantastic Summer StoryTime! The kids learned some safety tips and got to bring home their very own fire hat, activity book, and stickers!
Need Vet Services? AZ VET DIRECT will be in the parking lot outside the San Tan Library on July 11th. Call for more details or to make an appointment.
INFO: 480-712-3600
Ms. Jasmine checked out an 'act one' Culture Pass from the San Tan Valley Public Library to the 15 acre, Superstition Mountain Museum! Each Pass is Good for FREE entry for two to the places available at your public library.
Act One’s Culture Pass provides access to the arts for EVERYONE to visit Arizona’s arts and cultural treasures. Act One partners with over 150 libraries statewide to allow library cardholders the opportunity to check out free passes. Over 500,000 passes are offered annually. Visit your local library to check out a pass today!
The Superstition Mountain museum's Elvis Memorial Chapel is a movie prop that was built for the 1969 Elvis Presley western Charro! (Above). The chapel is used for Weddings and other events. You can contact the Superstition Mountain Museum for more information. Also on the grounds, amongst other exhibits is the Apache Village outdoor exhibit. This exhibit includes two brush structures, some call Wickiups (the Apache people call them “Gowah” --our home); a cooking area and hide drying rack.
In the main building, where the gift shop is, visitors will find the museum gallery. As you enter, you will be greeted with a short video introducing the legends of the Superstition Mountain region.
As you proceed into the gallery, a timeline will lead you through the history of the region beginning with Native American culture, to early settlers and gold seekers, and ending with the development and ranching life of the 1900s. You will find an extensive presentation explaining the geologic history of the mountain and displaying many of the minerals abundant in the region
Virtual StoryTime
Hi! I'm Ms. Jasmine!
Your NEW Outreach Librarian!
I'll be doing in person Story Times and other programming throughout the Pinal County Library System; including Virtual Story Time which I'll post on our YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages. I hope to See You Soon!
It's NOT too late for SUMMER Reading!
The Summer Reading Program "All Together Now" is STILL 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.
JULY Pinal County Library Events:
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.
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Drop by the library for this monthly program led by Tonia Frickling. This program teaches the basics of crocheting. Learn the names of common stitches and how to make them. Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided.
AGE GROUP: Teens/Adults
Wednesday, July 12th, 19th, & 26th | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Ever wanted to learn how to play a guitar? Here's your chance.
Accomplished musician, Lee Morris will instruct those aged 13 and up (Teens and Adults). There are guitars available to checkout for the program.
AGE GROUP: Teens / Adults 
Thursday, July 16th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N Maya Angelou Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Explore the cultures of the Far East through a performance and interactive lecture that showcase the Taiko drum, bamboo instruments and percussion instruments of Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam.
Music has the unique ability to show us we are All Together Now! The lecture includes the geography and science of these instruments; where they are from, how the use of native resources affects how they are named and played, how these instruments overlap with those of other cultures. Introducing these unique instruments to children and adults provides a wonderful opportunity to explore, identify, understand and ultimately create a link between the people of the world.
AGE GROUP: Family / All-Ages
Saturdays, July 22nd, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Casa Grande Public Library
449 N Dry Lake Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 421-8710

Join us for a fun family movie and activity.

Bring the whole family to the library for a great family movie and activity. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. 
AGE GROUP: Kids / Family
Saturdays, July 15th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Tan Valley County Library
31505 N Schnepf Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Join us for our finale to Summer Reading Programming! Bubblemaniacs and Fantastic Fire join us!

Join us for our big Summer Reading finale! This is our last big hoopla before the summer reading ends. We're going big with some outside events!

Bubblemaniacs: Come have a big bubbles and foamy party!

Fantastic Fire: Come see some Fire Trucks, fire hose and play with some water!

Water-ok clothing encouraged!
AGE GROUP: Tweens / Teens / Preschoolers / Kids / Family / All-Ages / Adults
This Month's Featured Database
This month's featured database:

Tumble is excited to announce the launch of their brand new TumbleBooks app now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android.

Some of you may have already received an auto update and are using it already. For the rest of you, the update is free, fast and easy in the respective stores.

Like the previous TumbleBook apps, once you log in with your School username and password or your library card, you won't ever have to log in again. Just click on the TumbleBook icon and start ‘tumbling’!!
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.

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Issue 69 | July 2023