Issue 20 | June 2019
Pinal County
Library District
NEWSLETTER
Make the Most of Your Library...Register for the Summer Reading Program!
June is the heart of one of the library's biggest annual events: the Summer Reading Program! Designed to encourage kids and teens to keep up the reading habit while they're out of school, the Summer Reading Program provides incentives and fun events to help kids maintain their literacy skills. There are also Summer Reading Programs for Teens and Adults!

In this month's newsletter, we'll highlight some of the special Summer Reading events taking place at libraries around Pinal County.

Remember that each location runs their program a little differently, so check with your local library for details about how to sign up, track your reading, and win rewards. Happy Reading!
Featured Events This Month
With the summer reading program now in high gear, there are a ton of interesting events happening at libraries throughout Pinal County. Here are just a few! Find these programs and many more on our Events Calendar .
Monday, June 10 at 10:00 AM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

The Mother Goose Comedy Show. Exceptional performer Jan Sandwich is back as Mother Goose this summer! She’ll bring stories, songs and tons of laughter.
Monday, June 10 at 3:00 PM
Eloy Santa-Cruz Library
1000 North Main Street
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 466-3814

Crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and experience the wonders of the night sky during the day! The planetarium presenter will tell stories and share science facts about the stars and constellations.
Thursday, June 13 at 1:00 PM
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652


Come down to the Vista Grande Library and join in on Cosmic Bingo! Win prizes and have fun! Grades 6th thought 12th
Thursday, June 14 at 10:00 AM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

We invite you to a 3D printing demonstration on June 14 at 10:00 a.m. We will talk about how 3D printers are being used and print a small 3D object to demonstrate how the printer works.  

Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd. 
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
(480) 474-8555

Star Wars Science. Kids will participate in the Star Wars science experiments and activities! All ages welcome.
Monday, June 25 at 10:00 PM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Comedy Ventriloquist Chuck Field Laugh out loud with Chuck Field and his zany cast of characters in this fast-paced and incredibly funny ventriloquist show.
 
Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 PM
San Manuel Public Library
108 5th Avenue
San Manuel, AZ 85631
(520) 385-4470

Join Emerging Technologies Librarian Shawn Flecken for a fun program about robotics! Build a small mBot robot, then control it via Bluetooth. We’ll also explore how to program the mBot for different tasks using a simple coding interface. Our robotics kit contains only 10 robots, so space in this program is limited. Intended for ages 10+
Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 PM
Mammoth Public Library
125 N. Clark St
Mammoth, AZ 85618
(520) 487-2026

Join us as we mark the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program, and celebrate everyone's reading success!
Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

Join us as special guest Mark Carter hosts an interactive, hands-on demonstration of centripetal force—the phenomenon that keeps the moon in orbit around the earth! The program will include a variety of interactive activities involving spinning and balance, all demonstrating the science while also being a lot of fun for participants of all ages!
Want More Upcoming Events?
Check our Calendars!
The Events Calendar on our website lists many of the programs happening in libraries around the county.

Some of the larger local libraries also have their own, more detailed calendars:
Research Spotlight
Our libraries are fun places with a lot of entertainment to offer, but we also provide great research tools. We offer subscription research databases that you can access for free with your library card.
This month's feature database:

Access great summer reading titles on the go with downloadable ebooks from CloudLibrary! Check out our "Universe of Stories" custom collection for dozens of books related to our summer reading theme.

CloudLibrary also offers hundreds of titles from popular authors like James Elroy, Robert B. Parker, Rita Mae Brown, Danielle Steele, Janet Evanovich, and many, many more. Non-fiction readers will also find an extensive collection of titles to enjoy. And with automatic check-in, you can take your titles on the road and never have to worry about an overdue item.

Features include:
  • CloudLibrary app works with PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle (Fire), and Nook
  • Automatically sync and update your titles across multiple devices
  • Sort and browse by publication date, title, author, genre, and more
  • Easy, one-click checkout
  •  Automatic returns so your titles are never overdue

You can find CloudLibrary, and the rest of our online databases on our website, by clicking the  Research  tab.
Pinal County Library District
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