What are you doing this summer?

Children Summer Reading Program

Explore a Universe of Stories with the Summer Reading Program at Desert Foothills Library! Maricopa County Reads is a fun, online, summer reading adventure for participants of all ages. The program runs from June 1st to August 1st, and you can register at read20az.com

Make reading, and the library, part of your summer! Starting June 1st, log your minutes spent reading online, complete challenges, and earn digital badges. You can also attend events to earn secret codes for even more badges! (Don’t forget to visit the calendar for our full listing of events!)

Keep reading to learn about all the space-tacular prizes! Claim your prizes until August 1st.

Prereaders (Ages 0-4):

100 points: choose a prize from our Treasure Box
250 points: crayons
500 points: prize pack with Peter Piper Pizza coupon
700 points: mini coloring book
900 points: stickers
1000 points: free book (redeem online) and prize pack with Horny Toad coupon

Kids (ages 5-11):

100 points: choose a prize from our Treasure Box
250 points: pipe cleaner alien craft
500 points: prize pack with Peter Piper Pizza coupon
700 points: glow in the dark bracelet craft
900 points: exploding moon rocks
1000 points: free book (redeem online) and prize pack with Horny Toad coupon

Teen Throwback: Vinyl Party

June 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:25 am MST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2019

Family Storytime

July 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am MST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:25 am MST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2019

Family Storytime

July 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am MST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

My Discovery of the Cave Creek Crater

July 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST

teen reading room

Teen Summer Reading Program

Summer reading lasts June 1st through August 1st! Join us for a Universe of Stories and sign up online at read20az.com. Make sure you choose Desert Foothills Library during sign up to be eligible for our great prizes! Ask a librarian with additional questions.

Universe of Stories Teen Prizes:

250 minutes read (points) — Universe of Stories Notebook and Supplies
500 minutes read (points) — Cell Phone Cinch Grip AND a Free Taco from Rubio’s
750 minutes read (points) — Tech4Life USB
1,000 minutes read (points) — Free Book from Maricopa County Reads AND 1,000 Point Prize Pack with Horny Toad Coupon

Adult Summer Reading Program

Why join a Summer Reading Program as an adult?

Reading actually has a number of benefits for adults and just adding 20 minutes a day can make a huge change in your life.

Benefits include

  • Mental stimulation
  • Stress reduction
  • Knowledge & new information
  • Vocabulary expansion
  • Memory improvement
  • Stronger analytical thinking skills
  • Improved focus & concentration
  • Better writing skills
  • Tranquility
  • Free entertainment

Want to join the Adult Summer Reading Program? It’s easy! Just track your time spent reading and you’ll automatically be entered for the Library’s Grand Prize. Beginning June 1, register and track your reading time online at www.maricopacountyreads.org and claim your prize for each milestone along the way; 250, 500, 750, and 1000 minutes! Prizes include coupons for great food and a free book you may choose online from an extensive list. #read20az

Not a big reader, but still want to participate? Attend any of our designated A Universe of Stories programs and add an entry into the Library’s Grand Prize! Keep an eye out for all of the fun programs this summer!

Universe of Stories Adult Prizes:

250 minutes read (points) — Universe of Stories Notebook and Supplies
500 minutes read (points) — Cell Phone Cinch Grip AND a Free Taco from Rubio’s
750 minutes read (points) — Desert Foothills Library Wine Sleeve
1,000 minutes read (points) — Free Book from Maricopa County Reads AND a Ticket into the Grand Prize Raffle