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The Summer Reading Program at the Apache
Junction Public Library – “A Universe of Stories” -- is underway!
can sign up for the program at
apachejunctionlibrary.azsummerreading.org. 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.
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 www.ajpl.org/summer-reading-the-library/.
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
For more information on our event, please contact Pam Harrison at the Apache Junction Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 474-8615.
The event was made possible by the Friends of the Library.