Summer Reading 2019! A Universe of Stories

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A Universe of Stories: 2019 Summer Reading Program
Saturday, May 18 – Saturday, July 13


At a Glance

Event When Where
READ, READ, READ Aim for 20 minutes every day Wherever you are!
Summer Reading starts Saturday, May 18 All libraries
Summer Reading Kick Off at the Family Fiesta Saturday, May 18, 6:30–9 pm Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Rd.
Free book giveaway for children and teens Starting Monday, June 3 All libraries, while supplies last
Summer Reading Fun events at the Fox Theater June 22, 10 am and June 25, 9:30 am Storybook characters, crafts, free books, and kid-friendly movies! Register to attend these free events - June 22 or June 25
MegaMania! Saturday, July 13, 1–5 pm Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N Stone Ave
Summer Reading ends Saturday, July 13 Summer Reading may be over, but keep reading all year long - anywhere, anytime!


Read, Read, Read!

  • Kids, beginning Saturday, May 18, stop by any library to pick up your reading tracker which includes a coupon for one free child admission to the Reid Park Zoo.
  • Aim for 20 minutes of reading a day, all summer long! Need some reading ideas?
  • Pick up a free book starting Monday, June 3, while supplies last.
  • Be proud! Return to any library to collect stickers and stamps to mark your progress. You’ll get a certificate when you finish your reading tracker.

Come to Cool Events!

  • Help us kick off a rockin’ summer of reading at the Family Fiesta Saturday, May 18 at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet.       
    • Meet Curious George and Clifford
    • Choose a free book
    • Visit the Bookmobile
    • Make crafts
    • Watch a live performance by Make Way for Books
  • We have fun events all summer long! See all of the FREE programs and special events happening at all of our libraries.
  • Dress up as your favorite character and celebrate a summer of reading at MegaMania!, a free and fun event for all-ages happening on Saturday, July 13 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus.

Enjoy the Zoo!

  • Don’t forget to use your Reid Park Zoo coupon, which came with your tracker. This coupon can be used anytime between May 24 and September 30. It’s good for one free child admission (ages 2–14) when accompanied by one paid adult admission.


Teens, we’re here for you, too. At the Library, you get to do what interests YOU!

  • Attend HUNDREDS of events and summer camps in everything from computer programming to poetry writing, and much more.
    • Have fun with friends and hang out at the Library.
    • Explore tons of new hobbies like 3D printing and jewelry making.
    • Find exciting programming and jumpstart your dreams all summer—and all year—long!
  • Build your leadership skills and make new friendsVolunteer at your local library
  • Pick up a free book starting Monday, June 3, while supplies last.

Don’t miss MegaMania! on July 13! At our super popular annual con, show off your costume or make your own, play games of the analog or digital variety, get crafty with other craft-makers, and meet authors and artists, all for free!