Summer Reading Programs Offered

Bryce Shreiner is a two- water gunslinger during story time at the library.

Bryce Shreiner is a two- water gunslinger during story time at the library. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Can’t get enough of Ironman, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Spiderwoman, The Hawk or Spiderman? Look for them at the Payson Public Library this summer.

Super heroes are the featured topic of the library’s summer reading program.

Payson Public Library will start taking pre-registration for its Cosmic Super Heroes Summer Reading Tuesday, May 22.

The program is free and will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 5 through July 18, when the awards picnic is planned.

Tuesdays there will be three sessions: children ages 3 to 12 have the option of participating in a session at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m., while those 10 to 18 will have a session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, sessions will again be offered to those ages 3 to 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additionally, the library will continue its program for infants and toddlers at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

The summer reading program sessions are limited to 55 youngsters each and walk-ins are discouraged, so get your youngsters registered early.

The Payson Public Library is in Rumsey Park, 328 N. McLane Road, (928) 474-9260.

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Lilah Price is in her best cowgirl duds including a hat, a six-shooter and pink boots. This week’s stories focused on the history of Arizona and the 100-year celebration of statehood.

Celebrating the Centennial

The Pine Public Library will be celebrating the Arizona Centennial with its summer reading program, beginning Wednesday, June 6.

Designed for children from age 2-1/2 through teens, the program will not only have participants reading books about Arizona, it will also feature guest speakers, such as a snake specialist and rancher. Participants will be given all their materials at the first session they attend and prizes will be presented at the last session.

The program will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., each Wednesday in June in the Library Activity Room. No registration is needed, but to learn more, stop by the library at 6124 N. Randall Place, Pine, call (928) 476-3678 or go online to www.pinepubliclibrary.com.

Kids Quilting

In addition to the summer reading program, the Pine Public Library is once again working with the Strawberry Patchers quilt group to present its popular Kids Quilt Camp this summer.

This program is for Pine-Strawberry area youngsters ages 8 to 12 who have not participated in earlier programs. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 9-12. Families and friends will be welcome at the Student Quilt Show planned from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 12.

There is room for only 10 students in the program and the required pre-registration closes Saturday, June 30. No walk-ins will be allowed and if a child is registered, they must participate in all four sessions in which a quilt will be completed.

All supplies and machines for the program are furnished by the Strawberry Patchers.

To learn more, stop by the library or call (928) 476-3678.

In Tonto Basin

The Tonto Basin Public Library just has parents come in and register their children for the program and then has a party with awards for those who have participated after a few weeks. Stop by the library or call (928) 479-2355 for more details.

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