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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Summer Reading Program

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The Summer Reading Program at the Apache Junction Public Library – “A Universe of Stories” -- is underway!


You can sign up for the program at Read and log 1,000 minutes by July 6 to pick a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair from July 8-13. Free weekly prizes will also be given to all registrants visiting the library beginning June 3 and include a free admission pass to Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, shaved ice from Bahama Bucks, a waffle from Waffle House, mini golf at Golfland-Sunsplash and more.


The Summer Reading kickoff was May 30 and included a visit from Arizona Cardinals’ mascot Big Red.


Other events during the summer include Hair-Raising Reptiles, Star Wars Science and a train show by Arizona Big Train Operators. A full schedule of events can be found at


The purpose of summer reading programs is to promote literacy skills, provide continued access to books and learning tools, and encourage reading as an enjoyable activity. Children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school; families from low-economic backgrounds are especially at risk. Those who continue to read at least six books when school is out also perform better in reading and math when they return in the fall. Every novel, picture book, comic book, and audiobook counts!


For more information on our event, please contact Pam Harrison at the Apache Junction Public Library at or call (480) 474-8615.


The event was made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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