Sedona Public Library is about to launch its annual summer reading program. We will offer the traditional reading and literacy-based programs for youth of all ages, along with eight weeks of library activities that are fun and educational. This summer’s range of activities will include hands-on, informal learning opportunities to keep young brains and bodies engaged. Many of the events will focus on this year’s summer reading program theme, Build a Better World.
How does the summer reading program work?
The summer reading program kick-off event happens on Saturday, June 3, from 1 to 2 p.m., when award-winning magician Eric Giliam will bring his popular, all-ages show to the Library. During the show, you will see several magic routines performed that are not seen in any other show. Several acts stress the importance of reading and recycling. This special performance will reveal to the audience that not everything seen can be explained! If you have not signed up for the summer reading program already, teens will be available to help with registration after the magic show.
In addition to the scheduled events, there will be ongoing activities all summer long. On a daily basis, a youth services librarian will be ready to help answer questions and find the best books in various formats. Children and teens are welcome to use chess boards, science kits, board games, and iPads for Scratch Junior computer coding. In the children’s room, the art table is a place where children can create and let their imagination soar. Parents, grandparents, children, and teens can come to the Library to rediscover favorites or find out about something new.
The June and July calendar of events is available to pick up at the Library or can be viewed from the Events menu or button on our website.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partially supported by the City of Sedona and Yavapai and Coconino Counties. We also require donations and grants to fund our operations. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Sedona Public Library
Column for May 26, 2017
Written by Karen Mack, Youth Services Librarian
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