What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
June 2018
Chandler Libraries will be rockin' this summer!

When school's out for summer it's time to "rock on" at your Chandler Public Library by participating in the annual Summer Reading Challenge. No matter your age, you can benefit from reading (or being read to) every day, especially if you are a student on a summer break. Through the Summer Reading Challenge you can also win prizes for your efforts.
Chandler Public Library is encouraging all adults, teens, children and parents with babies to read (or be read to) at least 20 minutes a day, plus complete online challenges and attend library programs to earn points and win prizes. Participants log their reading, completed challenges, and event attendance on the website -   chandlerlibrary.org/src  - to accumulate points towards their 1,000 point goal.
The theme of this year's Summer Reading Challenge is "Libraries Rock!," which encourages discovering ways in which music influences our lives and brings people together. Challenge participants can also highlight their activities on social media by using the hashtag #LibrariesRock! on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Beginning today, participants can start logging their summer reading activities for food rewards. Additionally, people who log 1,000 points can choose a free book from an online marketplace, while supplies last. Participants can earn points just for reading (1 minute = 1 point), but also for attending library events, completing online challenges and participating in community experiences. They can also earn badges for these activities and keep a healthy competition with family and friends to see who can log the most reading time this summer.

The Summer Reading Challenge runs through Aug. 1. For more information, go online or call 480-782-2800.
LibCon 2018 at Downtown Library June 9

What brings teens and pre-teens from across the Valley together for all things sci-fi, fantasy, anime, cosplay, gaming and more? The answer is LibCon, a free teens-only convention for fans of comics, video games and all things pop culture. LibCon offers teens a supportive environment for teens to gather and connect over shared hobbies and interests.

LibCon began seven years ago as a program targeting young people ages 12-18 who wanted to have the "Con" experience - like the recent Phoenix Comic Fest - but without adults, traveling time to Phoenix and expenses. Today, Chandler Public Library's LibCon is an annual program that teens not only love to attend, but participate in as well. This is a well-attended, free convention where teens can be themselves in a safe environment.

This year, LibCon will take place after regular library hours from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Chandler Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St. A new addition this year will be a K-Pop dance performance by Basha High School students, a teen hang-out area, anime viewing through Crunchyroll.com and more! The Arizona State Library will be in the Tech Lounge showing off the latest in virtual reality and other high-tech toys. There will be trivia, special presentations and vendors selling merchandise. The Cup O'Karma café located inside of the library will be open with special menu items for LibCon participants.

For more information, visit our webpage, the official Facebook page, or call 480-782-2800.
Sizzlin' Summer Reads
Looking for suggestions for great books to read while on vacation this summer? Join librarians Melissa and Anbolyn as they tell you all about their recent favorite adult fiction and non-fiction titles. Come discover your perfect summer book tomorrow morning!
Friends Meeting Rescheduled

CHANGE OF DATE: Tuesday, June 26 from 6:00 - 7:00PM

You're invited to the Friends of the Chandler Public Library for their Annual Event!

  • Are you interested in giving back to your community?
  • Do you have time and talents you'd like to share in support of Library programming and services?
  • How is Chandler impacted by programming supported by the Friends?
We would love to hear your ideas!  There are many opportunities for involvement in community outreach, advocacy, event planning, donation campaigns, social media, and more!
Come and hear from community members about their valuable, fun, and sometimes life-changing experiences! Enjoy refreshments and meet new friends.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Kris Sherman or call 480-782-2800.
Read to Succeed graduations
On May 17, the Read To Succeed tutoring program held its "End of the School Year" graduations at the Downtown and Basha Libraries. The program, which began in 2013, provides tutoring services for first grade students who are not reading at grade level. The students receive tutoring after school at the library for one hour, two times per week, in small groups with no more than four students per trained volunteer. 

Each year, 25-30 volunteers contribute their time to this program, and since 2013, 259 students have participated! The program recently expanded to include sessions for students in public housing, called Read To Succeed ASPIRE.
Thank you to our volunteers and congratulations to the students who completed the program!
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Summer Reading
Looking for great summer reads? Your library can help! Check out all the reading resources and book suggestions we have for you! Visit our Books page for suggested reading lists, bestseller lists, new releases, book clubs and book club resources, and more. Want even more reading recommendations? Let your catalog help! Search for any favorite book in our catalog, click the title, then scroll down to find more books like it.

Try some of our subscription services to find even more books - they're all free with your library card! Search NoveList or Books & Authors to find reading recommendations, including suggested genres, books sorted by mood or time period, and more "readalikes" for your favorite authors and titles. (Please note: these two services do not link into our catalog, so make sure to check our catalog to make sure we have the books you find!)

And don't forget that you can always ask one of our staff for reading recommendations. We'd be happy to help you find your perfect summer read!

CPL Reads
Our online Facebook group, " CPL Reads" is up and running.  Each week we pose a few questions for our members to comment on and share their thoughts.  

This month we are discussing " The Happiness Project," by Gretchen Rubin. This book is a thoughtful and prescriptive work on happiness filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor.
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  
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