MARICOPA COUNTY READS Hails Thousands for Summer Reading
Through the Maricopa County Reads summer reading program, kids, teens and adults can dig into reading by participating in a variety of events and activities as well by checking out material from their public library. The program officially began yesterday and continues through July 27.
Individuals can sign up for Maricopa County Reads by visiting www.mcldaz.org/summer.
“Maricopa County Reads is an especially big deal this year as all the public libraries in the county are involved. With this collaboration we have a chance to impact more than 80,000 children and teens. It’s a huge undertaking, with incredible potential and one that we wholeheartedly embrace,” said Cindy Kolaczynski, Maricopa County Library District director and county librarian.
In addition to the 17 libraries operated by the Maricopa County Library District, Maricopa County Reads includes public libraries from Avondale, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Morristown, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tolleson, Wickenburg and Youngtown.
Children, teens and adults who complete the summer reading program can select a free book to add to their personal home library. Program participants will also be awarded other incentives for reaching reading goals.
MCLD libraries will host a variety of guest presenters including authors, puppeteers, magicians, musicians, artists, paranormal investigators and many more. To access programming schedules, MCLD summer reading participants are urged to visit www.mcldaz.org or stop by their local library.
Maricopa County Reads is supported by the Maricopa County Library District, The Arizona Republic and 12NEWS.