“Dig Into Reading” with the Library’s Summer Reading Program

Registration begins Tuesday, May 28 for the Summer Reading Program.  Families and their caregivers are strongly encouraged to come into the Florence Community Library and register their children and teens.  This year’s themes are “Dig Into Reading” for children and early literacy and “Beneath the Surface” for teens.  The library will offer Reading Club along with weekly activities, a raffle, treasure hunt, snacks, and fun incentives!  

The program kicks off Saturday, June 1 at 2:30 pm, with an event featuring National Award Winning Author Indiana Bones (Mike McCartney).  This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Pinal County Library District and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Florence.” 

Summer Reading will run through the month of June.  Children and teens may complete reading logs to win participant prizes.  There are also a series of summer events for all ages.  “Dig into” Mondays by picking up a trivia handout sheet available at the front desk, complete and return the next week for a fun incentive. 

On Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, there is Teen Tuesdays, which allows teens to show off their skills on the Wii and X-Box 360.  On Wednesdays at 10:00 am, younger children can “dig into” some good books with Children’s Librarian Ms. Rita, who will present stories, songs, finger plays, and special guests.  “Dig up” some crafts On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, there is a variety of crafts for children of all ages.  Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to assist younger children.  Registration is required for crafts, although walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis.  Each week ends with a Friday family flick, complete with popcorn and a drink!  A family movie will be shown in the library programming room each Friday at 1:00 pm, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Adults are also invited to enjoy the library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program with “Ground-Breaking Reads”.  Turn in an entry for each book you read.  Every Monday, a random drawing will be held for prizes! 

Adults may also win prizes by submitting entries for “Journey Stories”, the Smithsonian Institution on Main Street exhibit coming to McFarland State Historic Park from November 16 to December 29, 2013.  Submit your story to win a prize and to become part of this exciting exhibit!  Additional prizes may be received for submitting photographs and other visual materials with your story. 

On Friday, June 14 at 5:30 pm, the library will host Barbara Jaquay, Ph.D., who will present “Descanos: Roadside Memorials and Marking Passages.”  Dr. Jaquay, who carries degrees in both Anthropology and Geography, will trace the use of roadside memorials, from the marking of deaths with a cross by Spanish conquistadores in Mexico to their evolving use today.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Florence Community Library and was made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council.




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