The Oro Valley Public Library will offer educational events, prizes and more for all ages through their summer reading programs. They will run May 26-July 23.

For children, the theme is “One World, Many Stories.” Starting May 26, children can pick up their gameboard and use it to keep track of how many hours they read.

They can also log their time online and review what they read. For every six hours that they read, they earn prizes, like stickers and activity books. The kickoff event will be Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children can sign up for the summer reading program, enter the drawings and make crafts. The program for children and families includes:

• Wednesday, June 1, 2–3 p.m.: Punch and Judy Puppet Show, for all ages

• Thursday, June 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m.: The Sky Tonight/Planetarium Show, for ages 5 and up

• Monday, June 6, 3–4 p.m.: Legend of the First Kite, for ages 5 and up

• Wednesday, June 8, 2–3 p.m.: Rumpelpigskin and the Magic Mesquite Bean, for families

• Monday, June 13, 1–2 p.m.: Animal Diversity, for ages 5 and up

•  Saturday, June 18, 10–11 a.m.: Reptile Rally, ages 5 and up

• Tuesday, June 21, 2–4 p.m.: Mad Hatters, for ages 5 and up

• Thursday, June 23, 6–7 p.m.: Big Drum Culture, for all ages

•  Wednesday, July 6, 1–2 p.m.: Rocket Demo, for all ages

• Tuesday, July 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m.: Juggling and More Fun Show, for all ages

• Wednesday, July 13, 1–2 p.m.: Storytime with Ronald McDonald, for the family

• Saturday, July 16, 10 – 11 a.m.: Spin, Pop, Boom, for all ages

Tickets to all events are given out 30 minutes before each event on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be given out only to those present. Admission is free to all events.

Summer reading programs

Also offered this summer is a Summer Reading Camp for children ages 8–12. It will be held on Thursdays, June 16–30 and July 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Children will participate in reading-related activities and crafts. They can earn credits toward their summer reading log. Registration for the program is required.

For teens, the theme is “You Are Here.” Teens can pick up a reading booklet at the Library beginning May 26, or sign up online. They can keep track of what they read, log their time and earn prizes along the way for every ten hours they read.

For adults, the theme is “One World, Many Stories.” Adults can review books and keep track of what they are reading this summer online. Those who reach their personal goal will earn a Pima County Adventure Pass, filled with coupons for discounted admission to many attractions in Southern Arizona.

Participants can bring in their reading log or a short book review to the Oro Valley Municipal Pool at 23 W. Calle Concordia and receive free personal admission on June 3, 9, 15, 21 and 27 and July 1, 7, 13 and 19. The free admission to the pool is for all ages.

The Oro Valley Public Library is located at 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For more information, call 229-5300, or visit

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