What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
August 2019
T-shirt and Sticker Sale!
The Chandler Public Library and State Forty Eight have partnered to create awesome tees and stickers, now available for purchase at all four library locations. All proceeds benefit the Library, so get yours today!

Crew Neck Tee Shirts, $20 - Men's and Women's, sizes S-2XL
Sticker - $2
Calling All Teens!
Volunteering in community projects and helping others can be very fulfilling. It is also a great opportunity for teens to share their energy and creativity, while also learning to "give back" and learn the value of helping others. Additionally, many schools or scholastic organizations have volunteer requirements to help students have a well-rounded experience.
The Chandler Public Library provides opportunities for teens, ages 13 - 17, to gain experience, develop social skills and increase responsibilities. Check out our Teen Volunteer program and Teen Advisory Council.
Learn about opportunities and information sessions here.
Adult Literacy at our Library
Do you, or someone you know, need help learning Basic English? The Chandler Public Library offers FREE Adult Education classes in Small Group English Language Learning, Talk Time, and Citizenship preparation. All classes are taught by trained volunteers. Detailed information can be found here.

Small Groups for Adult Learners
Do you need help learning basic English? Small group tutoring is offered for those whose first language is not English that want to increase their ability to communicate on the job and in the community. Trained volunteer tutors provide student-centered and practical instruction, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary and common English phrases.
Groups meet twice a week for two hours each time- either daytime or evenings.
English Conversation Practice
Talk time is an opportunity to practice speaking English in a safe, non-threatening and relaxed environment. Volunteers facilitate conversation to help encourage participants to speak English.
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The Chandler Public Library also provides preparation for the U.S. Citizenship interview and written examination free of charge.
Volunteers facilitate a series of weekly discussions designed for adults who want to prepare for the US Citizenship interview and oral examination.
  • Free of charge/no registration required
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak basic English
  • More information found here.
National Book Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day is coming up! Also known as National Book Lovers Day, this unofficial holiday is observed on August 9 every year to celebrate reading and literature. How to join in? It's simple! Just put away your phone and other technological distractions and pick up a book to read!
Don't know where to start? Check out our  Books page, with suggested book lists, new arrivals, bestsellers and more. We even have a  BookMatch service to get expert advice from a librarian about what to read next - just fill out the  form and tell us what some of your favorite reads are!
Can't make it in to the library to check out a book? We won't tell - you can read a book on your mobile device! Check out our  cloudLibrary ebook collection and download the free  app for Android, iOS or Kindle Fire. You can check out for two weeks and books return themselves automatically - no late fines!
Do you like reading and sharing your thoughts with a group? The Chandler Libraries host book clubs at several locations.  Visit our calendar for a complete list.
And if you need still more ideas about how to celebrate National Book Lovers Day, take a look at  this article from the book club site Bookish.
Sunset Seed Swap

Whether you are a gardener in need of seeds or a novice looking for answers, Seed Swap at Sunset is the place to come! Join us at the Chandler Sunset Library on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to share seeds and seed starts, meet local gardeners, and exchange gardening tips. You can participate even if you do not bring seeds. Seed Swap is great for master and novice.

Participating gardeners often share excess seeds they don't plan to use and seeds from their most successful yields. By using seeds from previous bountiful yields, future harvests can turn out to be overwhelmingly successful. Many of the seeds that are "swapped" are also specific to plants that are appropriate to grow in this region and climate.

Organizations participating, include City of Chandler's Environmental Education Center, City of Chandler Water Conservation, Tempe Garden Club, The Giving Garden, and the Arizona Herb Association.
There will be plants available to take home and we will be raffling off some cool prizes, such as books and Seed Swap T-Shirts. The event is free and open to the public, and you don't have to bring your own seeds to participate.

You may be interested in some of our future programs as well:
Fruit Trees in the Low Desert
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Roses in Arizona
10:00 am
12:00 pm
Fruit Trees in the Low Desert
10:00 am
Check out calendar for more info!

Give Back to Your Community
volunteers2_hdr.jpg Did you know that last year Chandler Public Library volunteers contributed over 20,000 hours of dedicated volunteer time. Volunteers make our Library better!

Connect with your community and support your Library by attending an upcoming Adult Volunteer Orientation or a Teen Volunteer Overview (ages 13-17) to learn how volunteers support our libraries.
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
School Report Resources 
Students need reliable resources for their reports. Ordinary websites might not be trustworthy (and teachers often limit the number of websites students can use), the best articles are copyrighted and not available for free online and the library might not have enough books for every student when they all have the same assignment. What to do? Check out our online research resources! They reprint articles from magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias, they're free with your library card and they're available from home even when the library's closed.

Some of our best research resources are Academic OneFile, Biography in Context and InfoTrac Newsstand. InfoTrac Newsstand features articles on a wide range of general topics from worldwide newspapers and newswires. If teachers specify that articles from "scholarly journals" are needed, try Academic OneFile and its collection of scholarly titles in fields like science and business. Biography in Context is your best bet for biography reports, with articles from magazines, academic journals and books all listed together under the name of the person being researched.

To access any of these resources from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z List of Resources, and scroll down to choose Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, InfoTrac Newsstand or one of our many other resources. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then search for your subject. If you need to know how to write citations for your bibliography or works cited page, look for the "Citation Tools" link on the right side of each article.

Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including all these school report resources! If you're a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Library Card page. eCard users can come in to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.
Friends Book Sale

Support the Friends of the Chandler Public Library by shopping for used books! 

Featured August 7 -20 at our Downtown location are DVD's, CD's, audiobooks and records.

Join the Alamo Drafthouse, City of Chandler, and the Chandler Public Library for a special showing of the film, "The Public" on Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
A library representative will talk after the film about the library's resources for homeless individuals, as well as a representative from the City of Chandler's ChangeUp Program. On-site cash donations will be accepted, as well as $1 of every ticket sold going towards ChangeUp.
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