Issue 8 | June 2018
Pinal County
Library District
It's Summer Reading Time!
Libraries throughout Pinal County will be hosting their Summer Reading Programs again this year. Kids, Teens and Adults can sign up to keep track of their reading, and may earn rewards for the amount of reading they do! Contact your local library for details about program eligibility. Also, keep an eye out for special Summer Reading events at libraries in your area. (We'll cover a few in this month's Featured Events section, too!)
Please note that different libraries in Pinal County launch their Summer Reading Program on different dates.

Our Summer Reading kick-off dates for this year are:
Featured Events This Month
Need some fun, free ways to keep the kids occuipied this summer? Here are a few of the programs taking place at libraries around Pinal County this month! Click on any event for information.
Monday, June 4 from 10-11 AM
Vista Grande Public Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 421-8652

Come to the Library this summer to meet Wildman Phil and learn all about our wildlife neighbors. This very entertaining and informative live animal show features spiders, scorpions, lizards, and snakes and highlights the unique characteristics of these creatures, their homes, and the ways the lives of these vastly different animals are interwoven, creating a community where each has a purpose and a place. Registration is not required, but space is limited.

[Also look for Wildman Phil appearances at other Pinal County libraries throughout the month!]
Friday, June 8 from 6-7 PM
Florence Community Library
778 N. Main St. 
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 868-8311

Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, storytelling, and audience participation! The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But this program is much more than music—It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun – perfect for all ages. Contact the Florence Community Library for more information.
Tuesday, June 12 from 2-3 PM
San Manuel Public Library
108 5th Avenue
San Manuel, AZ 85631
(520) 385-4470

Magician Craig Davis will be at the library to perform his incredible, kid-friendly magic act. Contact the San Manuel Library for more information.
Lip-Sync Battle
Thursday, June 21 from4-5 PM
Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-6030

Rock out in the library this summer during our Lip Sync Battle on Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. All ages are invited to find out who is the best lip sync-er. Registration is not required. Please call the Coolidge Library for more information, or email  with questions.
Hula With Moana
Wednesday, June 27 from 4-5 PM
Eloy Santa Cruz Library
1000 North Main Street
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 466-3814

Moana will be at the Library on Wednesday, June 27th! Moana will give hula lessons and there will be other fun activities. She will be available for pictures after the program. Contact the Eloy Santa Cruz Library for more information
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 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:
TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated and narrated picture books and chapter books, with highlighted text so children can follow along. The collection includes popular children's titles, plus nonfiction books, graphic novels, and even foreign language titles (most of which also have English counterparts). The materials in TumbleBook Library are suitable for readers in grades K – 6. You can find TumbleBook Library and our other online databases on our website, by clicking the Research tab.

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