Summer Reading and Pre-Readers
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
4d ago
Summer Reading Challenge is on and it’s for all ages! Kids, teens, and adults can find adventure in a book and earn fun prizes along the way. But if your kids are too young to be reading yet, why should you sign them up for a reading challenge? Any kind of reading counts for the Summer Reading Challenge – even audiobooks or listening to someone read. So if you read to your young child, that time counts! (And here’s a secret: it counts for your reading time, too! It’s 2-for-1 reading time!) Reading aloud to children doesn’t just earn them Summer Reading prizes, either. ParentTV, our online pare ..read more
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Keep Reading all Summer with Ebooks for Kids
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
1w ago
Keep the kids reading all summer! Try TumbleBooks - a collection of ebooks you can use on your computer!  TumbleBooks has picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for young readers, all in a multimedia presentation with text, sound, and animation. Some books even have associated games to play, and there are also language learning books and short educational videos. CloudLibrary has ebooks and audio ebooks for kids, too! From favorites like Pete the Cat to classics like Charlotte’s Web, you can check out up to 10 ebooks and keep them for 14 days. You can also read them offline on ..read more
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Summer Reading Starts Today!
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
1w ago
Adventure begins at your library – and it starts today! Register and start logging your points to earn fun prizes. 20 minutes of reading equals 20 points, and you can earn bonus points by attending library events, visiting community partners, and completing library-related challenges. Prizes are awarded at 500, 750, and 1000 points. Finishers will receive a free book and an entry into the grand prize drawing. Summer Reading Challenge ends August 1. Check out some of our great prizes! For Prereaders (0-4) and Kids (5-11) Coupons for Culver’s scoops and Peter Piper kid’s pizzas. Grand prize dra ..read more
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Reminder: Share Your Thoughts About Library Programs
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
1w ago
Did you know the Chandler Public Libraries offer programming for all ages, from children’s storytimes to games for teens, informative talks for adults, and more? Did you know you can share your thoughts about library programs in our Library Programming Survey? If you haven’t filled out our survey yet, you still have a chance to do so. This five-minute questionnaire will help us develop and enhance our library programs at individual branches, to serve you better. The survey takes about 5 minutes. Thank you for being a valuable part of the library community! This is also a great time to check ou ..read more
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CPL Staff Pick of the Month: Sociopath
Chandler Public Library Blog
by ChandlerAzMichelle
2w ago
When Patric Gagne was in elementary school, she stabbed a classmate with a pencil. As a young adult, she broke into neighbors’ empty houses. Friends would either edge away from her, recognizing that something about her was off, or they would join her “bad girl” activities to satisfy their own desire to misbehave while rarely getting to know who she really was. Eventually she was diagnosed as a sociopath – told she would never experience normal relationships, being incapable of emotions, with no place in ordinary society. But what if those assumptions, so widespread and unchallenged, were thems ..read more
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The June LibraryReads List
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
3w ago
The June list of library favorites includes stories of culture and family along with suspense and imaginative tales. Find out more about each selection - and place holds - by clicking the title to visit our catalog, and see the LibraryReads website to read brief reviews submitted by library staff from across the country. Sandwich by Catherine Newman A family drama full of both laughter and tears. Swift River by Essie Chambers Secrets are revealed for a Black girl growing up in the 1980s. Love Letters to a Serial Killer by Tasha Coryell A woman falls for a man writing from jail in th ..read more
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Music Review: Ready Set Go!
Chandler Public Library Blog
by ChandlerAzTed
1M ago
Only in the ‘90s could you have a Swedish band named after a famous Florida beach city and playing both vocal & instrumental surf music that originated in Southern California during the early ‘60s. Daytonas were a leading surf band that were able to strike the perfect tone that crowned them as the successors to the Chantays (of “Pipeline” fame) and slotted them with top-tier contemporaries like the Huntington Cads. Furthermore, it’s amazing they released this album in 1993 - an entire year before the Pulp Fiction soundtrack arguably launched the third wave surf revival of the mid-'90s. Equ ..read more
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Our Stories: César Chávez and the Arizona Farmworker Movement
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
1M ago
Our Stories are the stories of Arizona. Join us on Saturday, May 18 for a presentation about civil rights leader César Chávez and his work in Arizona. 10:30 a.m. at the Downtown Chandler Library. Chávez was born in the Yuma area in 1927 and is best known for his advocacy work from the 1950s through the 1980s to improve wages and conditions for the many farm workers in California and the southwest. He led strikes, fasts, and boycotts, including a 1972 fast in Phoenix. He ultimately helped create the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Historian Dr. Christine Marin and Tempe History Museum curato ..read more
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What is the Summer Slide?
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
1M ago
Have you ever heard of the “Summer Slide?” This is a term that refers to the decline in reading and math skills that can occur when school is not in session during the summer months. Studies have shown that two to 2.5 months of learning can be lost during the summer!  What can you do to help limit the Summer Slide?  Create designated reading times at home. Let your child show off their reading skills to relatives. Read and talk about books in the car. Write a special summer reading list. Cook summer meals together and let kids read out the ingredients. Take part in storytimes and s ..read more
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Programs for Adults in May
Chandler Public Library Blog
by cplblogger
1M ago
You might think about the library and think about books and activities for kids*. But did you know we have a full calendar of programs for adults, too? Check it out! Puzzle Swap Sunset Library, May 6 at 6 p.m. Basha Library, May 18 at 10 a.m.Bring up to five gently-used, complete puzzles in their original boxes and swap them for some new-to-you masterpieces. Where Does Your Money Go Downtown Library, May 8 at noonImprove your financial literacy by addressing common worries about summer electric bills, putting food on the table, and saving for the future. Tabletop Meet-Up Downtown Library, May ..read more
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