What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
August 2017

Have you reached 1,000 minutes in the summer reading program yet? Remember, today is the last day you can log minutes! (But you can redeem your free book coupon and collect prizes until August 15.)

Sunset Seed Swap
Fall planting season is upon us! Get ready with  Seed Swap ! Join us at the  Chandler Sunset Library  on  Wednesday, August 30, 6:00 - 7:30pm , 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, now in its fourth year at Sunset, is great for master and novice.

Some seeds that may be available for the Fall Seed Swap are anything lettuce-related (lettuce, cabbage, kale, mustard greens, chard, spinach), onions, garlic, green onion, leeks, carrots, peas, and all varieties of herbs. There are also often sunflowers and other wildflowers, and loofah seeds - which turn into the big loofahs you use in the shower!

In addition to the many gardening books found on our shelves (found in the nonfiction area at 635), check out magazines from Zinio/RBDigital, our online magazine collection, which includes Country Gardens and Mother Earth News, as well as numerous special issues full of gardening tips. Zinio/RBDigital magazines are free to you with your library card, and you can check out as many as you like for as long as you want - no due dates or fines!
Staff Picks
This month on cloudLibrary , we're featuring the literary favorites of Manny Quinn, a permanent fixture at our Sunset Library. In addition to his picks, here are a few things about him we thought we'd share with you.
How long have you "worked" at the Chandler Public Library?
I've worked for the library for 3-1/2 years. Sunset is great! I love when patrons take selfies with me! (if you post a selfie with Manny, please use #CPLMannyQuinn)
How many hours a day or week do you read?
Since I'm always in the library, I read every day! Sometimes for hours! I usually get to sit with lots of good books that the librarians pick out.
What is the first book that made you cry?
The Little Golden Book, TOO MANY TERMITES .
What's your favorite under-appreciated novel?
The Humans by Matt Haig, It's about the arrival on Earth of an alien with a mission, and the chaotic ways that human life gets in his way.
If you could switch places with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Pinocchio, because in the end he became a real boy!
For more reading recommendations or assistance with downloading e-books from our cloudLibrary, please visit one of our four library locations or call 480-782-2800.  
Volunteer Spotlight
Each month we spotlight one of our awesome volunteers and the area in which they give their time. We truly appreciate all of the assistance our volunteers provide!
Name: Rosemary Howard
Which Library/workarea do you volunteer in: Sunset circulation area, I process holds and put them on shelves for patrons to pick up. I also shelve DVD's and New books.
How long have you volunteered for CPL:  I've been volunteering about 9 years. I learned about this opportunity through a friend who also volunteered with the library.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering at CPL: I have met many nice people while shelving the holds. Also, the friendliness of the staff and the volunteer's makes volunteering fun. I have made lots of new friends.
What would you share about CPL with someone new to the area:  Nice people and easy to find help when you are searching for a program, DVD's or books.
What do you do before you started volunteering:  I volunteered at a church.
What are your interests/hobbies:  Reading, watching TV, enjoying lunch with friends.
Tell us something that will surprise us about you: I enjoy taking pies to the Sunset staff.
What book(s) are you reading now:  Blue by Danielle Steel
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Chandler Public Library, visit our website or come to our next orientation session on Friday, August 4, 3:00 - 4:30 PM at the Downtown Library in the Cactus Room.
Late Night Recess

As the largest and most extravagant casino on the Las Vegas strip,
The Paramount Casino is throwing a party of epic proportions.
With the highest 
rollers and the gutsiest  gamblers, the stakes are
going to be high and there is no limit to what could happen.

Everyone who is anyone in Vegas is sure to be in attendance for this grand event. From the powerful politician to the sexy showgirl,
the cunning cocktail waitress to
 Elvis himself-the guest list is as unlimited as the possibilities of how the night will end.  In this interactive mystery event, everyone plays a role.

For more information, click here, or call 480-782-2800. See you there!
High Five: Writing
What brings parents and children from all over the city to Chandler Public Libraries? Storytime!  High Five  is a great addition to  Storytimes  at Chandler Public Library, and introduces five key concepts in early literacy: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. But there's more to say about Early Literacy! Read on for tips on how to to encourage pre-writing skills.

Whether it involves a car trip or plane ride to a vacation destination or settling in for a cozy stay-cation, this summer offers the perfect opportunity to encourage those pre-writing skills. If your child is scribbling on everything when he gets a hold of anything that writes, he's ready to discover that words have meaning.

You can reinforce this idea by giving your child a journal of his own. Encourage your child to write or draw about the places, things and people you encounter. Ask your child to tell you about her journal entries. If the entries are mainly drawings, encourage her to describe the pictures in writing. If her writing is still in the scribbling phase of normal development, go ahead and let her scribble in her journal. Scribbling is an important pre-writing skill. Celebrate those scribbles and then have your child dictate to you what she wrote so you can write it down and she can see what she's working towards. Don't erase the scribbles - just add your writing to the same page.

If your child is already starting to write letters and form words, another fun tip to get in more writing practice is to use a notebook to write short notes back and forth with your child. Don't rip the pages out, pass the entire notebook back and forth. You'll have a wonderful keepsake - a reminder of your summer vacation and your dedication to your child's literacy. 
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 Student Resources in Context , one of Chandler Public Library's online research resources! Find articles on a range of topics that students are researching, like history, literature, government and more. These articles are reprinted from magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias - just like the original publications - they're free with your library card and they're available from home even when the library's closed. There are even Citation Tools to help students properly list the articles in their bibliography or works cited page.
To access Student Resources in Context from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z list of Resources, and scroll down to choose Student Resources in Context. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home.  Then you can search by topic or scroll down the main page to view popular topics.

Saturday, August 5
9:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday, August 19
10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday, August 26
10:30am - 12:00pm

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