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June News and Events from Glendale Public Library

Summer Reading Is Back At Glendale Public Library!

The temperatures are above 100, the kids are out of school and it's time for Summer Reading! Glendale Public Library is proud to offer summer reading programs for our patrons of all ages.


Youth, ages birth to 11, can pick up a reading record and participate in Tell Your Story, June 1-August 1. Just by keeping track of their reading by time, by pages or by the book, kids can win fun prizes, a free book and a sweet treat from Sonic, our Summer Reading sponsor. Is your child too little or too squirmy to listen? Children can make progress on their reading records by attending library programs, or completing pre-reader activities.


Teens also can keep track of their reading by time, by pages or by the book to participate in Tell Your Story Summer Reading, and earn cool prizes. Teens can also make progress by submitting reviews, sending us a #bookface pic on Instagram, or getting a library card! Kids ages 12-18 should pick up their reading records at any Glendale Public Library starting June 1.


Adults who want to participate in Tell Your Story Summer Reading will keep track of the number of books they read during Summer 2016, and after four books, can receive a free book of their own, and something cool from Sonic!


If you have questions about Tell Your Story Summer Reading, feel free to drop by any Glendale Public Library Branch.


Maricopa County Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read!

Register and log your reading time online, read an exciting story, complete challenges and earn digital badges. Attend events at your local library and earn secret codes for even more badges (Psst -- your first secret code is "glendalerocks"). Kids and teens can earn a free meal at Chipotle, and adults can earn a buy-one, get-one-free Chipotle coupon. Reach 1,000 points to earn a free book. Click here to get started!

Two Great Performances At Main Library This Month

Are you looking for something do do these warm desert nights? Why not try a music performance at the library!


On Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM at the Main Library, enjoy Native American Masks and Flute Demonstration. The presenter, Alex Maldonado, has several hand carved instruments and masks on display at the Musical Instrument Museum and at the Heard Museums. He will lecture about his Pascola masks which are used by Yaqui traditional dancers, as well as offer a flute demonstration using his hand-carved Yaqui flutes. Programming librarian Ivy Jarvis says "Alex's presentation would be a perfect event for families to attend!"


A different take on music and storytelling comes to the Main Library, Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 PM. Two brothers – Einar and Hannes Kvaran – will present a narrative intertwined with a performance history of the rock and roll music that so heavily influenced their lives. The brothers’ story extends from Siglufjordur, Iceland to Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines and finally the U.S.A. Tell Your Story: Me & My Brother and the Music promises to be a fascinating description of two young men’s coming of age in the 1960s.

Free Audiobooks All Summer Long!

Did you know that you can use the OverDrive app to listen to 2 free audiobooks a week from May 5-August 17, 2016? Go to the Sync Audiobook website at http://www.audiobooksync.com/ for more information and to download the titles.


App of the Month

School is almost out for summer and we will all be doing outdoor activities with our families. You never know when you might need to know how to treat a sunburn or sprained ankle. Get the First Aid app from the American Red Cross and be prepared for what happens. Get it here from the Apple App Store, or the Google Play Store or text "GETFIRST" to 90999.


Hours Are Changing At The Velma Teague Branch!

Effective July 1, 2016, Velma Teague Library Saturday hours of operation will change to 12-5 p.m. to coincide with Saturday hours of operation at the Main and Foothills library locations. Click here to view Glendale Public Library holiday closures and regular hours of operation.

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