Sierra Vista reading program kicks off as summer vacation is aro - Tucson News Now

Sierra Vista reading program kicks off as summer vacation is around the corner

(Source: Sierra Vista Public Library) (Source: Sierra Vista Public Library)
SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Sierra Vista Public Library is kicking off the 2017 Summer Reading Program with a special event on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the library. 

There will be a variety of games, prizes, and activities - including an obstacle course. May 20 will also be the first day people of all ages can sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Program. 

“We want to offer families fun ways to keep their children learning and active over the summer months,” Children’s Librarian Sierra Baril said in a recent release. “But the program isn’t just for kids, we’ve got activities, events, and prizes designed for teens and adults too.” 

Registration will be from May 20 to July 22, with events planned at the library all summer long. 

This program was created to help kids keep their minds active while on summer break from school. This helps avoid the so-called “summer slide” sometimes seen in reading test scores following summer vacation. 

All Summer Reading Program events and activities are free. 

To sign up, visit the Sierra Vista Public Library, located at 2600 E. Tacoma St., or call (520) 458-4225 to learn more. 

For more information about upcoming events, “like” the Sierra Vista Public Library facebook page or click here: Summer Reading Program.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Sound The Alarm event

    Sound The Alarm event

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:57:53 GMT
    Red cross crews install smoke alarm at an earlier event. (Source: Red Cross of Southern Arizona)Red cross crews install smoke alarm at an earlier event. (Source: Red Cross of Southern Arizona)

    The American Red Cross of Southern Arizona is striving to reduce this ongoing problem by hosting an event called Sound The Alarm. 

    The American Red Cross of Southern Arizona is striving to reduce this ongoing problem by hosting an event called Sound The Alarm. 

  • Hotspots in Tucson for "hands free" ordinance violations

    Hotspots in Tucson for "hands free" ordinance violations

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:33:02 GMT

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county are Cardinal and Valencia and Ajo and Palo Verde. 

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county are Cardinal and Valencia and Ajo and Palo Verde. 

  • Shooting reported on Campbell near Sunnyside High School

    Shooting reported on Campbell near Sunnyside High School

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:09:52 GMT

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan spokesman with the Tucson Police Department.  

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan spokesman with the Tucson Police Department.  

Powered by Frankly