Here’s a whole pile of new books hitting the shelves in August!
Are you participating in Maricopa County Reads? If not, you can still sign up and log your reading to earn your free meal from Chipotle and free book. The program ends on August 1st, so start reading now! Click here to sign up.
Every hero has a story and now that story is yours! With your donation of non-perishable, non-expired food items, you can help those in need and reduce the fines and fees on your account! For every item donated, we’ll waive $2.00 in overdue fines and/or restocking fees, up to $50.
So don’t wait! This program runs for a limited time, from Sunday, July 12 to Sunday, July 19! Come help out your community and clear out your library fines while you do it! Bring your donations to your local Maricopa County Library District branch today!
Our summer reading program is a huge undertaking, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without our amazing teen volunteers! The team of teen volunteers at our Guadalupe Branch (pictured) have completed a combined total of 240 hours of service. That is incredible! Thanks for making our libraries even more awesome.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Stop by your local library’s customer service desk and ask for more information on volunteering.
Congrats to our July Teen Volunteer of the Month, Ben!
Favorite Stuff To Do: Reenact civil war time period, read, draw, swimming, playing football ( in backyards )
Favorite Teen Library Program: Teen Craftacular
Best Thing About Being a Volunteer: The people are nice, you get a good job experience and lots of social time
Thanks for all of your great work, Ben!
Are you signed up for Maricopa County Reads yet? Looking for some new books to read while working your way towards your free Chipotle burrito? Check out these upcoming releases for July!
Join us at the Southeast Regional Library in Gilbert, AZ for a day full of YA authors, panels, movies, crafts, and readers’ advisory! Participating authors, editors, and illustrators include: Bill Konigsberg, Tom Leveen, Sharon Skinner, Ann Goldfarb, Patricia Curren, Mark Rude, Brian Augustyn, Al Sparrow, Scott Craven, Colette Black, Amy K Nichols, Garry Rogers, Sara Fujimura, Amy Fellner Dominy, and Ryan Dalton. This program will feature panel discussions with these authors and time for q&a.
Mark your calendar: Saturday, July 18, 11am-4pm
11am: Open market session: Stop and chat with our visiting authors
11:30am: Bill Konigsberg
12:00: Open market session, may include extra Q&A time with Bill Konigsberg
12:30: Mixed Genre Panel: Patricia Curren, Ann Goldfarb, Ryan Dalton, and Sharon Skinner
1:00pm: Open market session, may include extra Q&A time with panelists
1:30pm: Brian Augustyn
2:00pm: Open market session may include extra Q&A time with Brian Augustyn
2:30pm: Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel featuring: Scott Craven, Colette Black, Amy K Nichols, Mark Rude, and Garry Rogers
3:00pm: Open market session may include extra Q&A time with science fiction and fantasy panel participants
3:30pm: Amy Fellner Dominy
There will also be crafts and a readers’ advisory station in conference room B throughout the day.
We’re now into week 2 of our summer reading program, and so far we have 1,905 teens signed up! Are you one of them? If not, you should be. If you’re spending time reading anyway, why not get free stuff? You can earn a free burrito from Chipotle (yes, I said a FREE BURRITO) and a free book that will be sent directly to your house. And there are weekly drawing prizes where you could win a Paper Towns movie bundle, or an iPad Mini! Sign up here and start earning awesome stuff.
Congrats to our June Teen Volunteer of the Month, Tatiana!
First Name: Tatiana
Library Branch: Southeast Regional Library
Top 3 Favorite Books: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl by N.D. Wilson, and The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Favorite Stuff To Do: I love playing piano, drawing portraits, doing historical reenacting with We Make History, and reading (of course).
Favorite Teen Library Program: Teen Craftacular!
Best Thing About Being a Volunteer: Being always surrounded by books, helping kids, and getting to know the awesome librarians.
Thanks for all of your great work, Tatiana!
Are you going to the Phoenix Comicon this year? If so, stop by booth #3085 and say hello! Mention that you saw post on the teen blog and we’ll give you a special secret code for bonus points in the summer reading program. Have you signed up for Maricopa County Reads yet? It starts on Monday, June 1st!