The Summer Reading Program at the Parker Public Library is a lot more than just reading. There are special events and programs designed for young people of all ages.

Grades K-2 will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the following days and have these activities:

June 15:  Animal mix-up. Learn which animals, when put together, will be the strongest or the fastest.

June 29:  Rip-Apart Art. Learn how to turn what others have deemed trash into works of art.

July 13:  Picture book putt-putt.

July 20:  Science Camp.

Grades 3 through 5 will meet from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days and have these activities:

June 15:  Sid’s Frankentoys. Make toy creations like Sid, the mean kid from the “Toy Story” movies.

June 29:  Spy Training Camp.

July 6:  Escape Room! See if you have what it takes to find and analyze clues, solve puzzles and escape the library.

July 20:  Just like the younger kids, you’ll learn how to turn “trash” into art.

Grades 6 through high school seniors will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the following days and have the following activities:

June 17:  Escape Room

June 24:  Field trip to the bowling alley in Lake Havasu City. You must sign up ahead of time for this trip. Meet at the library at 4 p.m.

July 15:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Paint Night. Make the best or worst art that you can. There will be prizes for winners in both categories.

July 22:  Game Show Showdown. See if you and your team have what it takes to win a game show.

There are also special events for young people from age 5 through 17. Field trips require parental or guardian permission prior to the event. Limited spots are available.

June 11:  Field trip to watch the Lion King Jr. at Grace Arts Live in Lake Havasu City. Leaving the library at 5:45 p.m.

June 25:  Dr. Rayeann Solano, DVM will be the guest speaker starting at 1 p.m. She’ll be talking about her career as a veterinarian and about pet care.

July 23:  Field Trip to watch the Little Mermaid Jr. at Grace Arts Live in Lake Havasu City. Leaving the library at 5:45 p.m.

Mondays in June and July will be movie day at the library, starting at 12 noon. Free movies and popcorn in the Kid and Teens’ Rooms.

The summer reading contest, Tails and Tales, will run from June 1 to July 29. It will officially get underway with a Summer Reading Kick Off and Ice Cream Party from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

There are no minimum reading requirements. You can read a book, submit a review of that book, and be entered in a contest for prizes. Prizes will be drawn and distributed starting at 11 a.m. on July 29.

You call stop by the library at 1001 S. Navajo Avenue or call 928-669-2622 to reserve a spot for these programs. You can also send an e-mail to library@townofparkeraz.us or go on their website at www.parkerpubliclibrary.com. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The library also has an online reading program at parker.azsummerreading.org.

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