Registration begins Tuesday, May 26 for the Florence Community Library’s 2015 Arizona Summer Reading Program. The program kicks off Monday, June 1. Each week l features Trivia handouts, Teen events, Family Storytime, Crafts, and Family Flicks. All programs are free and open to all.

Join us Friday, June 5 at 5:30 pm, as the library kicks off our first week of summer events with “Jungle Jill’s” Animal Encounters. This unique program features live exotic and domestic animals. All ages will enjoy the enthusiasm that Jungle Jill brings. Her goal is to educate about the world’s animals in a fun and interactive way. Children and adults will enjoy this special opportunity to see domestic and exotic animals up close. Audience participation is a must! This event is free and open to all. Limited seating is available, so advance registration is strongly recommended.

Summer Reading runs through the month of June. Children and teens may complete reading logs to win participant prizes. There are also summer events for all ages. “Teen Tuesdays” are held every Tuesday at 2:00 pm, allowing teens to unmask and showcase their talents. Wednesdays at 10:00 am, younger children can “meet and greet local heroes” with Children’s Librarian Ms. Rita, presenting stories, songs, finger plays, music and special guests. “Crafting Heroes” is our theme on Thursdays at 2:00 pm, with 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 drink! A family movie is shown in the library programming room each Friday at 1:00 pm, with seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of licensing restrictions, titles are unavailable to the media or through the Library’s website, but patrons may call (520)868-9471 or visit the library for title information. Movies are subject to change.

Adults are also invited to “Escape the Ordinary” with the library’s 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program. Turn in an entry for each book you read. Every Monday, a random drawing is held for prizes, with grand prizes for the top adult readers awarded at the end of the program.

Friday, June 12, at 5:30 pm, award winning author Monica Sucha Vickers is visiting the library to discuss her life as a triple amputee, with copies of her autobiography available to sell and sign courtesy of the Friends of the Florence Community Library.

Finally, the library’s monthly movie presentation on Saturday, June 13, at 1:00 pm, is tailored to the Summer Reading theme with a film biography of an extraordinary modern figure.

For more information about any of the library’s summer programming events, please visit the library or call (520) 868 – 8311.