Have you heard of book trailers? It's like a movie trailer, but for a book! They can get kids who love videos engaged with reading, and help you preview a book to see if it's something you're interested in trying. For example, here's one for a new title in the popular Elephant and Piggie series: […]Read More from Watch the Trailer, Read the Book
Thanks to Adiba Nelson, local Tucson author, who presented her book Meet Clarabelle Blue at El Río Storytime on Wednesday, August 2. We are so grateful for this fierce author, parent, disability rights advocate, and luchadora for body positivity who joined our tiny branch to read her book to a packed house of preschoolers. We […]Read More from Adiba Nelson Presents at El Río!
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! You're invited to celebrate Summer Reading with the Friends of the Pima County Public Library at our Mini Community Book Sale May 27–29! Adventures await in our incredible selection! Young book lovers will be captivated by bright board books, while beginning readers will discover new […]Read More from Summertime in Tucson: Beat the heat with a cool read!
A picture book can uncover something magical. It can draw us into a new world and change the way we view our own. A subtle brush stroke that speaks volumes; the intricate and obscure details that reveal depths of character and setting; the playful colors of lights and darks that bemuse the eyes and mesmerize […]Read More from A Peek Inside a Picture Book
Summer Reading Saturday, May 20 - Saturday, July 15 En español Summer Reading at a Glance Event When Where Summer Reading starts Saturday, May 20 All libraries Family Fiesta Saturday, May 20, 7-9pm Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Road Free book giveaway for children and teens Starting Tuesday, May 30 All libraries, […]Read More from Build a Better World This Summer!
A message from our Friends (of the Library, that is)! Are you looking for a great read? Do you want to support the Pima County Public Library? Then mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale beginning April 15 (Members’ ½ Off Sale) and April 21–24 (Community Sale). […]Read More from Wall to wall books and more at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale!
Christian Robinson became one of my favorite illustrators when I was first introduced to Gaston, a picture book written by Kelly DiPucchio. (Find him in our catalog | author website | Instagram) Gaston tells the story of a French Bulldog who isn't quite sure if he fits in with his French Poodle family. Robinson's illustrations capture the adorable antics of Gaston and his […]Read More from Christian Robinson’s Illustrations Have Character!
Storytimes are a fun way to introduce children to the library and foster in them a love of books and reading. But did you know the library isn't the only place that offers storytimes? You can find a storytime practically any day of the week here in the Old Pueblo (except maybe Sundays...). Sing, Dance, […]Read More from Storytimes Everywhere!
In celebration of LGBT Pride Month in June, the library’s LGBT Services Committee is presenting Rainbow Storytime. We invite the community to join us to share stories of diversity, love and friendship, and all the colors of the rainbow! Join us at Joel D. Valdez Main Library on Friday, June 10 from 2:00-3:00pm. We will be […]Read More from Rainbow Storytime: Where Diversity Thrives and Cows Climb Trees!?!
It’s February, when we celebrate Love of Reading, and it’s time for Rainbow Storytime again! Here are five of my favorite children’s book authors whose books have made many appearances at Rainbow Storytime. They consistently impress me with their engaging and endearing storytelling skills which encourage childhood literacy and inspire a lifelong love of reading. […]Read More from Share the Love of Reading at Rainbow Storytime!