What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
July 2018
All four of our library locations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day. We will re-open for our regular hours on Thursday, July 5.

Please note that our Basha and Hamilton Libraries are on a regular summer schedule. Please check our website for specific hours at each location.
This Month at Your Chandler Public Library!
Mark your calendars for some exciting events this month. Don't forget to check our calendar on our website for all programs and events offered at all four of our library locations!

Friday, July 6, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn some Bollywood moves and dance techniques while enjoying Indian music!  Registration is not required.

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 - Sunset Library
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am

Marshall Shore shares Arizona's history of U.S. Route 66, known as the "Mother Road." Built in 1926, Route 66 ran from Chicago to L.A. and during the depression of the 1930s, became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities.

Monday, July 30, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join us for Novels at Night! We meet the last Monday of the month at Even Stevens in Downtown Chandler from 7pm-8pm. Bring a friend or make new ones while we discuss recent fiction novels. No purchase is necessary to participate. Our next book is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.
**Event held at Even Stevens Sandwiches, 11 W Boston Street
Chandler Public Library Awarded Prestigious LSTA Early Literacy Grant
The 2018 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) application for "Chandler Public Library High Five Early Literacy and Learning Spaces" has been approved by the Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State for full funding in the total amount of $78,000.

The goal of the project is to provide  interactive early literacy and learning spaces that promote family engagement and encourage children's development and early literacy skills. Children, parents, and caregivers will benefit by experiencing early literacy learning through play spaces that focus on the five early literacy skills: read, play, write, sing, and talk which promote emergent literacy proficiency essential to school readiness in children. Read On Arizona and First Things First has stated that nearly 40% of incoming kindergartners nationwide enter school without the basic language skills they need to learn to read. Similarly, a United Way study shows that in some areas of Chandler that number is as high as 70%. Libraries in Chandler have the opportunity to help turn those numbers around so that 70% are ready for school.

"Play is how children learn about their world and acquire the skills necessary for critical thinking. Children who enter school with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage" shares Debe Moreno, youth-services librarian. "The library is dedicated to sharing this information with families. We believe that developing Early Literacy Spaces is the best approach because it allows us to offer learning opportunities to children, empower parents, and benefit the community with sustainable, flexible, welcoming spaces utilizing buildings and staff we already have." The early literacy spaces will be open at all four library locations during regular business hours, allowing caregivers and children flexible access to learning opportunities.

"Chandler Library's mission is to be the best public library by knowing our customers, working together as a team, and providing excellent service. A designated early literacy space at each of our four libraries will address the needs of our customers with small children and be a destination spot in the city for families to practice early literacy skills" adds Library Manager, Dan Lee. "We have recently enhanced our storytime programs, offering two new programs that build on school readiness skills. The Early Literacy Spaces project will physically compliment what we are doing in our programs."

"Libraries are community centers that address diverse needs, including employment and economic development, civic engagement, and human services," said Secretary of State Michele Reagan whose office oversees the State Library. "It is an honor to assist libraries to transform to meet the needs of the community."
CPL Reads
Just a reminder of our July pick to discuss in our Facebook discussion group. It's easy to join and you can participate whenever it is convenient for you!

No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.  Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
A fifty-year-old bridge game, and the secrets it held, provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between the author and her mother: Betsy Lerner takes us on an intimate and powerfully personal literary journey where we learn a little about bridge and a lot about life.

Read them now and join in on our discussion!
Teacher Resources
montana-teacher.jpg Chandler teachers, are you working on your curriculum plans for the upcoming academic year? Don't forget that the Chandler Public Library has many resources and services to assist you in having a successful year! Please let us know how we can assist you!
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for: Summer Reading?
Read and unwind this summer with your library! The library has reading material of all sorts, from books and audiobooks to interactive children's books to ebooks and magazines you can take with you on your smartphone or tablet - perfect if you're packing for those summer trips!
Cloud Library offers ebooks and audio ebooks. Download the free Cloud Library app for Android, iOS, computer/laptop or Kindle Fire, and start checking out! You can have ten books checked out at a time and they return themselves automatically after two weeks - no late fines! Take a peek at the Featured ebooks page for suggestions including new arrivals, most popular and "Hidden Gems" (titles that haven't checked out as often). You can also browse by category or search by title or author.
Are magazines more your style? Get full-page issues of your favorites from RBdigital, and check out as many as you like for as long as you want - there are no due dates! Create a free account using your library card, check out magazines from the library's website and sync them with the RBdigital app for Android, iOS or Kindle Fire to take them on the go.
We've got choices for kids, too! Tumblebook Library offers multimedia children's books - with pictures, text and audio that can read along with your child. For kids from first to eighth grade. Sign in with your library card and PIN, and enjoy Tumblebooks on any computer.
Looking for reading suggestions? Check out our Books page, with featured book lists and other resources. Our LibraryReads lists showcase new books that librarians across the country love. Take a look at our More Than Books blog for book reviews and other library highlights. And if you want suggestions for kids, visit our age-related pages for 0-5, Kids and Teens.
Don't forget the Summer Reading Program. Kids, teens and adults can read for prizes, from June 1 to August 1.

With 3.4 billion people around the globe expected to tune in for at least one match over the next month of competition, now is a great time to:
  • learn more about the language and culture of this year's host country,
  • take language courses to cover all 32 World Cup Fifa 2018 countries to understand what the players are saying, and
  • take soccer-specific specialty courses in Spanish (Spain) and Portuguese (Brazil).
Sign up is free and immediate with your valid library card on our website.
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Chandler Basha Library
5990 S Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249

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22 S Delaware Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

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3700 S Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85248

Chandler Sunset Library
4930 W Ray Road
Chandler AZ 85226