If you were part of the Libraries (Maricopa County) summer reading program don’t forget to use your FREE tickets to the WNBA Mercury games!

We went this weekend and it was so much fun!

A woman sitting by us filmed us on the Jumbotron ❤️She has no idea how happy she made me! There are definitely still wonderful people in this crazy world!

All within 5-10 minutes from the #footprintcenter Stadium are these fun activities that we added to our weekend.

🥤 Desert Drinks Exotic-they have a huge assortment of drinks, treats, snacks, chips from all over the world. We bought papaya Mountain Dew from New Zealand and Blue Shock Mountain Dew from Malaysia. 😍
@desert_drinks
🌳 Margret T. Hance Park/splash pad- has sand and fun sculptures to climb on.
#margretthancepark
👽 Civic Space Park- Art sculpture that glows at night!
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The End! Thank you to all of the summer readers out there.

1,000-point achievers can claim their free book or donate it to a young reader in a local Head Start classroom! http://maricopacountyreads.org

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The Summer Reading Program is officially over and this is how much points I earned.

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This is it! Your Summer Reading tale is in its final chapter!

Today is the last day for the 2021 Summer Reading Program. Readers with 1,000 or more points will earn a free book either for their home library or to donate to a youngster here in Maricopa County! Make sure you log all of your points at http://maricopacountyreads.org

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Yay for summer reading programs!! These girls scored big with prizes this summer!

Phoenix friends, I highly recommend the Maricopa County Reads program next summer!! The girls earned food coupons, park passes, books, and tickets to see the Phoenix Mercury!!

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Kids need a meal? Now serving Kids Café at both Avondale Library Locations!

Meals are grab and go for all kids ages 0-18. Meals are given out Monday through Friday during normal library business hours. For more information call 623-333-BOOK or email emaillibrary @avondaleaz.gov

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Join us today at 2 for Saturday Crafternoon! Today's craft is Mandala Art Wood Tiles!

All supplies are provided by the library, just bring yourself to Civic Center and join in on the fun!

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I'm so sad that the Summer Reading Program is almost over, so I saved the banner and used it as my home screen wallpaper because I think it's so cute!



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Been busy but back to reading each day, made it to 4,000!

Time's is almost up I hope I make it to 5,000.

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Splash Pad Storytime Meet-up TODAY July 28th @ 10am!

Let's meet at the splashpad!

Join us for a story or 2 at Festival Fields Park in Avondale! Bring your snack and swimming attire to meet with friends at the splashpad after our program! Please consider using a mask when social distancing is not possible. Festival Field Park is located at 101 E Lower Buckeye Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323. We will be meeting at the ramada near the splash pad and playground.

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https://youtu.be/1C1kUr02nJk

Join us as we read about ladybugs!

Children ages 0-5 participating will receive a free book. To receive your free book, please follow the instructions given during the program. This storytime is sponsored by Valley of the Sun United Way.

United Way Survey Form:
https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/kids/program-events/united-way-sponsored-storytime-evaluation

Craft Kit Request Form
https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/kids/programs-events/craft-kit-request-form

To sign up for the Summer Reading Program visit: maricopacountyreads.com. Enter the secret code given in this program and receive 25 extra points!

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My Next Read: “The Rain Watcher” by Tatiana de Rosnay.

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¡Llame a Dial-a-story y escuche una nueva historia todos los días! 623-400-6321.

¡Estas historias cuentan para sus puntos para el programa de lectura de verano!

Read On Avondale

www.maricopacountyreads.org

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Finished “Where Are You Now?” by Mary Higgins Clark today! Off to the library for another!

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Call Dial-a-story and hear a new story every day! 623-400-6321.

These stories count towards your points for the summer reading program!

Read On Avondale

www.maricopacountyreads.org

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Stream fun summer programs for ONE MORE WEEK with Maricopa County Reads! ☀️This week enjoy:

Happy Birds: Tricks Galore​​, Puppet Pie: Snack Pack Puppetry, Phoenix Symphony: Tales of the Flute Player, El Departamento de Calidad del Aire del Condado de Maricopa, ASL program: Phoenix Herpetological Society Reptile Tour. Log in to the Summer Reading Game to access this week’s programs. #SummerPrograms #MaricopaCountyReads #PhoenixPublicLibrary #Phoenix #PHX

Join us for Virtual Teen Programs all summer long! Follow along to create fun and interesting crafts!

Videos posted on our Youtube Channel on Thursdays at 3pm!
Get your free kit by calling 623-333-BOOK or emailing emaillibrary @avondaleaz.gov

#freestuffforteens #teens #summerreading2021 #avondaleaz #cityofavondale #avondalelovesyou #aviaz #avondalepubliclibrary #maricopacountyreads #readonavondale #buynothing

Do you miss the good ol' days? We do too! Relive them now by calling Avondale's Golden Age Radio at 623-400-885.

Iin July we're posting The Aldrich Family and in August Amos and Andy! New episodes posted daily Monday through Friday!

This counts towards your Summer Reading Prizes as well! Listen for 20 minutes then log it on your reading log at www.maricopacountyreads.org Get a thousand points, get a free book. You can either keep the book, or donate it to a headstart!

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Splash Pad Storytime Meet-up July 28th @ 10am!

Let's meet at the splashpad!

Join us for a story or 2 at Festival Fields Park in Avondale! Bring your snack and swimming attire to meet with friends at the splashpad after our program! Please consider using a mask when social distancing is not possible. Festival Field Park is located at 101 E Lower Buckeye Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323. We will be meeting at the ramada near the splash pad and playground.

#storytime #avondaleaz #aviaz #avondalepubliclibrary #cityofavondale #avondalelovesyou #storytimemeetup #readonavondale #maricopacountyreads

We’re not lion!

There’s only 1 week left in the Summer Reading Program.

Take on some challenges, participate in community experiences, and attend events to boost your point total and achieve the 1,000-point goal at http://maricopacountyreads.org

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Join us tomorrow at 10am at Civic Center Library for Wigglers & Walkers!

This is a combined toddler and baby lap-sit program. Parents & caregivers are invited to join us with your little one for short lap-sit program filled with songs, rhymes and a short story, designed to boost brain and language development.

Registration is required. Contact 623-333-BOOK or emaillibrary @avondaleaz.gov to register!

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Is your little one fascinated with police cars?

Join us for this in-person Police Storytime at Avondale Police Station where children will be able to meet a police officer and see a police car up-close!

Masks and social distancing protocols will apply. Space is limited, to register, please call 623-333-2601 or email us at emaillibrary @avondaleaz.gov.

To meet capacity requirements, we are asking that only 1 adult per family registers for the program. The Avondale Police Department is located at 11485 Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ 85323.

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Join us today at 2 for Saturday Crafternoon! Today's craft is Diamond Canvas Painting!

All supplies are provided by the library, just bring yourself to Civic Center and join in on the fun!

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Do you love space? So do we!! Join us TODAY at 2pm for a free Virtual Planetarium program!

Become a true backyard astronomer. Learn how living on a giant spinning ball changes what can be seen each night, discover how to find constellations, and even how the sky can be used to find directions!
Log-In Information
Platform: Zoom (PacSci-hosted)
Program Meeting Link: Night Sky Tonight 7/23/2021
Meeting ID: 872 5159 3631
Program Password: science123
Program time (start and end): 2 – 2:40 PM, PDT

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