Pirates Have Hidden Hangout At Pine Library

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Art exhibits, movie madness, sports trivia, dramatic performances and, of course, a summer reading program will keep youth in Pine busy at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library this summer.

Although the library is chock full of books, there are empty spaces and teen artists are invited to fill them the month of June.

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Pirate stories and a treasure hunt are planned for Pine library's summer reading program. Prizes for the library's teen trivia contest include tickets to a Diamondbacks baseball game.

"This is a chance for you to share your different art work with other artists and the community," said library director Becky Waer.

"You can exhibit a different work of art each week if you like," said youth activities director, Sandy Carver.

Every Thursday in June and July the library will show fun children's movies. The shows begin at 11 a.m.

Contest guidelines for June's teen trivia contest are posted at the library. Prizes include Arizona Diamondbacks baseball tickets.

Volunteer players of all ages are needed to put on "How Reading Came Back to Nowhere."

The town of Nowhere is run by the evil Queen of Mean. She has decreed books illegal and reading or writing a crime.

Then, a girl comes to town, book in hand ...

Will the Queen's Captain Eeny and his Meanies let her change everything?

"The play is a fun comedy and will be performed in July at the end of the summer reading program," Carver said.

"Get a Clue at Your Library" is the summer reading program's theme. It is open to ages 5 through 12.

"This is our biggest and best reading program yet," Carver and Waer said.

It will take place in the library's activity room from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in July, beginning July 10.

Get a Clue -- about pirates -- kicks off the morning with pirate stories and a treasure hunt. Library drama volunteers are preparing a puppet version of Treasure Island for the children to watch.

"If you would like to be in the play (especially youth) or help with the puppet show, please call me," Carver said.

On July 17, children can get a clue about police, when one comes to visit.

July 24 children can get a clue about drama.

A barbecue lunch and games will close out the reading program.

More about the library

Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library

6124 N. Randall Place, Pine

(928) 476-3678

Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday

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