The week of June 4th through June 8th kicks off the Florence Community Library’s 2012 summer reading program. This year’s theme is “Our State, Our Story,” focusing on Arizona’s rich culture and history. Throughout June, the library is hosting programs and events for all ages.

The first week of the program ends with an author visit. Meet author and illustrator Chris Gall at the library on Friday, June 8, at 5:30 pm. Gall, author of the Kirkus Best Children’s Book “There’s Nothing to Do on Mars,” is presenting. He is discussing his work and answering questions. Please contact the library at (520) 868 – 8311 with any questions, or to sign up for this event.

During the week, the library is launching its weekly Summer Reading events. Monday June 4th, the first set of trivia handouts is available for children and young adults. On Tuesday at 2:00pm, the library is hosting video games for teens, ages 13 and up. On Wednesday at 10:00am there is Family Storytime, with Eric Kimmel’s “The Three Little Tamales” is the spotlighted story for June 6th. On Thursday at 2:00pm, families can complete a cowboy craft. Finally, the library is showing a family movie on Friday at 1:00pm.

Adults can have fun with summer reading, too! Adults receive an entry for weekly prize drawings for each book read. Additional prizes are given for book reviews, which are posted in a binder in the library!

For more information about any of these programs, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311.