Shiver me timbers. There will be pirates in Pine this July.
"This is our biggest and best reading program yet," said Becky Waer, library director.
Get A Clue About Pirates kicks off at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library in Pine. The program is open to ages five through 12.
"The event will be lots of fun," said Sandy Carver, youth activity coordinator for the library.
There will be pirate stories, songs, dances and a Treasure Island puppet show. Participants will have the opportunity to use some pirate lingo and shout "Ahrg!" when they find pirate bounty on the treasure hunt.
The reading program continues for three more Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Gila County Sheriff's officer, Daryl Stubbs, will visit the library on July 17. He will bring his police dog to show children how detectives, both human and canine, gather clues to solve crimes.
Participants will also get to solve a crime caper and possibly find Maxie, the missing library gerbil.
Actors have been practicing for weeks to bring the comedy event of summer to Pine.
On July 24, the cast of the "How Reading Came Back to Nowhere" takes the stage. Will the Queen of Mean and Captain Eeny be able to keeps books banned?
July 31 is the wrap-up barbecue.
Christy Powers and the fabulous Higgins will be on hand to talk about pet care and demonstrate basic dog-training techniques. A representative for the Payson Humane Society will join the festivities.
There will be hot dogs, games, and prizes.
For more information, contact the library at (928) 476-3678.