Summer Learning, opens a new window—Imagine Our Story—will launch on Saturday, May 29th from 1 to 3 pm with an event featuring author and meditation guide Rebekah Borucki, opens a new window. The event, sponsored by the Library's Kindred Team, will include a Q&A with the author, a reading from the book Zara's Big Messy Day (that Turned Out Okay), opens a new window, and a short meditation. The event will be hosted on GoToWebinar. Advance registration is required, opens a new window.(Tucson, AZ)
This year's program includes lots of fun stuff for kids, teens, and tweens! For more information on any of the programs below, click on the links or visit the Summer Learning page, opens a new window on our website.
Get a tracker!
Starting Tuesday, June 1, stop by any library to pick up a reading tracker. Aim for 20 minutes of reading a day.
Track your reading online
Don't want a paper tracker? Don't worry! Reading can be tracked online using READsquared, opens a new window.
Make a Story Sketch
Create your own story! Send your story to us, and we may make it into an illustrated Story Sketch, opens a new window published on the Library's YouTube Kids channel.
Visit the Arizona State Parks
Pick up an Arizona State Parks coupon, while supplies last, at any library. The coupon can be used for one free child admission (ages 2–14) when accompanied by one paid adult admission.
Enjoy a free book
Pick up a book, while supplies last, at the Library beginning Tuesday, June 1.
Create stories and art
What are you doing that’s creative this summer? What have you experienced in the last year? What do you imagine and plan for the future?
Tweens and teens are invited to share art, photographs, stories, audio, and video. Check out one (or all) of these workshops designed to support tweens and teens in completing projects:
- Visual Art - Ignite Your Creative Spark!, opens a new window
- 365 Days: A Short Story Workshop, opens a new window
- Personal Narrative - My Story, Our Future, opens a new window
- That Year, Next Year, Now: A Poetry Workshop, opens a new window
Join Pop: Write On!
Become a virtual volunteer
Teens ages 14–18 can volunteer, opens a new window to work with other teens and librarian mentors on meaningful projects from home.
Attend a virtual event
Even though in-person programs are still on hold, the Library has events you can enjoy from home! These events are presented in partnership with the Children's Museum, the Reid Park Zoo, Pima County Natural Resources Park and Recreation, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, among others.
- Animal Yoga, opens a new window
- Sounds of the Sonoran Desert, opens a new window
- Amazing Murals, opens a new window
- Pollinators and Food, opens a new window
- Animal Adaptations, opens a new window
The Library wants to help tweens and teens get involved in the community. Check out this blog series, opens a new window highlighting summer art opportunities, including at the Tucson Museum of Art, opens a new window, the Youth Center at Literacy Connects, opens a new window, and more!