Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program promises to delight young readers

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – This summer, you can’t go wrong following advice from Dr. Seuss: sit back, relax, find magic, read!

Get reading during Pima County Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program, which kicks off with a Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet (South Palo Verde Road & Ajo Way) on Saturday, May 19 from 7–9 pm. Join us and you can meet Curious George and Clifford, enjoy live action stories and a craft activity, browse the Bookmobile, take home free seeds from the Seed Library, and grab a brand new book to take home.

Summer Reading runs from Saturday, May 19 through July 14. Visit our website and mark your calendars for hundreds of free activities, programs, and special events for kids. We’ve got dozens of events to choose from every week. Highlights include:

Don’t forget your reading tracker! Families and kids can stop by any library location beginning May 19 to pick up a copy and log their reading minutes. Included on the tracker are ideas for parents on how best to support their child’s reading.

Do you like the action in Lego Ninjago and Minecraft? Or do you prefer the fun facts in National Geographic books? How about Mo Willems’ always-entertaining Piggy and Elephant books? Beginning June 1, kids and teens can pick up a free book at any library, while supplies last. Don’t miss your chance to grab something from your favorite series, a colorful board book, an entertaining chapter book, or fascinating nonfiction.

For more information, visit or call (520) 791-4010.

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Does your young reader need help finding a book? We've got you covered! Stop in to any of our libraries—our staff is eager to help kids find their next favorite book. You can also visit our website to find recommendations for babies and toddlers, kids, and young adults.


About Pima County Public Library
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