(TUCSON, Ariz.) - The weather is heating up and the school year is coming to a close. Summer’s almost here, and so is the free Summer Learning program (May 21-July 16) from the Pima County Public Library!
Beginning May 21, kids can pick up a Summer Learning gameboard, read 20 minutes a day, and get stickers to mark their progress. Don’t forget to follow suggestions on the gameboard for fun and easy ways to enhance learning and build creativity at home! And, during the week of May 31, kids and teens can visit any library to pick up a FREE book, while supplies last.
This summer, for the first time, teens are encouraged to jumpstart their dreams at free events designed to inspire, educate, and entertain. From 3D design and coding to sewing and yoga (and everything in between!), there’s something for everyone. Plus, every time teens attend a program, they’ll be entered to win cool prizes, and receive a certificate showing the skills they learned.
From Science Spectacular to Commotion in the Ocean Yoga Storytime, more than 300 free events make up this year’s Summer Learning Program. A few highlights include:
Saturday, May 21, 6-8 pm
Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet
4100 S. Palo Verde Road
Curious George · Live action stories · Crafts · Bookmobile
Saturday, June 4, 6-8 pm
Field Day at the sports field next to Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library
7800 N. Schisler Drive
Prizes · Food · Obstacle courses · Bounce castles · Read
Saturday, July 9, 1-6 pm
MegaMania!! at Pima Community College Downtown Campus
1255 N Stone Ave
Arizona authors · Make a costume · Cosplay contest · Kendo · Anime · Magic the Gathering
Saturday, July 16, 8-11 am
Zoo Celebration at the Reid Park Zoo
3400 E. Zoo Court
Visit any library to get your invitation starting June 16.
About Pima County Public Library
For more than 100 years, we have been here for people just like you. Today, at 27 libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are always looking ahead to help you find what you’re looking for. Every day, we’re making our mission a reality by educating and connecting people and inspiring ideas.