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Chandler Public Library
June 2019
Summer Reading Challenge 2019
What do stars, planets, and galaxies far and beyond have to do with the library? If you love astronomy, enjoy reading and like prizes, TONS! The annual  Summer Reading Challenge at Chandler Public Library starts June 1, 2019 and runs through August 1, 2019. This year's theme is "A Universe of Stories." 

The theme focuses on space exploration in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Check out our events calendar for a full schedule of activities.

In addition to promoting positive community-building, each participant - regardless of age - is challenged to read for 1,000 minutes during the summer months and track those minutes  online. Tracking forms will also be available for children to easily see their reading progress, then log your children's minutes  online or bring the forms in to the library and our teen volunteers can assist. All program participants will be able to enter a drawing for raffle prizes, including a telescope for school-age children. You can create your online account  now and start entering your minutes beginning June 1.

We look forward to reading with you this summer!
Soundbite Truck to visit!

The Chandler Public Library will offer our community an opportunity to share their own stories through a Summer Reading Challenge partnership with KJZZ's mobile recording studio, Soundbite. The Soundbite experience includes both a performance stage and recording studio. As crowds gather they will be entertained by performers while in the recording booth a sound engineer and interviewer will capture stories from our community. Topics discussed will include what participants love about the Library and enjoy about living in Chandler. These stories will be archived and shared to promote our collective experiences and local pride.
  • Hamilton Library, Saturday, June 1, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunset Library, Wednesday, June 5, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Downtown Library, Saturday, June 8, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us on one, or all three of the scheduled dates to be part of the fun!
What's Happening at CPL!

CPL Reads

This month, on our Facebook Book Discussion group, CPL Reads, we're talking about Beach Reads! We'll be talking about our favorite books that may be perfect for either your next vacation or staycation! Join now!
Book Sale

Support the Friends of Chandler Public Library this month by visiting our Downtown location
June 5 - 18. All paperback fiction and children's book will be on sale. Books are priced as marked.

What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Summer Reading
Do you think summer vacation means more time to read? We've got you covered! 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 is our ebook service, featuring both 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 Flipster! Visit Flipster at the library's website to read instantly online, or take Flipster on the go with the free Flipster app for Android, iOS, or Kindle fire
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 Challenge . Kids, teens and adults can read for prizes, from June 1 to August 1.

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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

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4930 W Ray Road
Chandler AZ 85226