Issue 19 | May 2019
Pinal County
Library District
NEWSLETTER
Make the Most of Your Library...Register for the Summer Reading Program!
As Summer draws near and the school year winds down, we begin gearing up for 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.

The basics are easy: register for the program at your local library and find out how to keep track of your reading. Complete the program and win a prize! There are also free events at your libraries throughout the summer to keep kids engaged.

Each location runs their program a little differently, so check with your local library for details about when and how to sign up. Happy Reading!
Featured Events This Month
What's more fun than reading a great novel this summer? Discussing what you read with other people! Talk books with other readers in your community at one of your library's book club events. Here are several book clubs, meeting regularly at libraries throughout Pinal County. Find these programs and more on our Events Calendar .
Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

This book club for adults meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact the library for more information, including next month's book.
Mondays, May 6 and 20 at 5:30 PM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Young Adults ages 13-17 years old are invited to join in and discuss the monthly book in a fun way. Meets every two weeks. Registration is required. Please contact the library for more information.
Thursday, May 16 at 5:00 PM
Maricopa Public Library
41600 West Smith-Enke Road Building #10
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 568-2926

Book club for ages 8-12, meets on the third Thursday of each month. Please contact the library for more information.
 
Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 PM
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd. 
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 
(480) 474-8555

Book Discussion group for adults. Meets twice per month. For book titles, please visit the library and check out the Book Clubs display.
Monday,May 14 at 5:30 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

The Pinal Page Turners Book Club will meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. To sign out a book club selection, simply visit the library before the scheduled meeting date. You need to have a valid contact number prior to sign out and should have a library card. Snacks and drinks are provided.
Monday, May 23 at 2:00 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Join us for our Remix book club for adults on the fourth Thursday of every month. Please contact the library for more information, including next month's book.
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:

Kick start your Summer reading with a book recommendation from NoveList Plus -- a trusted source of expert reading recommendations in  both fiction and nonfiction , for all ages. Just type in the name of an author, title, or series you enjoy, and NoveList will help point you toward other authors, books, or series that you might also enjoy. You can also just describe the kind of story you're in the mood for, and NoveList will find you titles that fit the bill.

Features include:
  • Lists of Top 10, Favorites, and Award-winning titles
  • Read-alike suggestions for books (and "listen-alikes" for audiobooks)
  • Book reviews and recommendations
  • Series information lists titles in their order
  •  Genres, Themes, and Appeal Factors for each title make it easy to see how two titles are similar to each other
  • There's even a NoveList K-8 database, specifically for children's books

You can find NoveList Plus, NoveList K-8, and the rest of our online databases on our website, by clicking the  Research  tab.

Pinal County Library District
520-866-6457