The Parker Public Library will begin its summer reading program on June 1 with an Ice Cream Party from 4-6 p.m. at the library. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”.
The program will run until July 21, with prize draws on July 21. There are no minimum reading requirements. Both adults and children can read and review a book and qualify for a prize.
There will be special events and activities for children and adults throughout the program. There are activities adapted to different grade levels.
From kindergarten to 2nd grade. All activities from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 7: Pirate Treasure Chest; bring your own pirate and create your own treasure chest.
June 14: Ocean Slime; watch “Moana” and make ocean slime.
July 5: Picture Book Putt-putt; something similar to miniature golf.
July 12: Shark Science; learn all kinds of fun facts about sharks.
From 3rd to 5th year. All activities from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
June 8: Pirate Day. Arrr, Mateys! We’ll follow the map, piece together the clues, and search for Long John Silver’s treasure.
June 15: Game Show Day.
July 6: Frankentoys by Sid. Make toy creations like naughty kid Sid in “Toy Story”.
July 13: Scientific day camp. Learn all about science experiments.
From 6th to 12th grade
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Chess club.
June 9, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Sid’s Frankentoys.
June 16, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Paint Night. Do the best or worst art you can. The winners of both categories will win a prize.
July 9 and 10, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Murder Mystery Night Lock-In. An all night event. Bring a pillow and blanket. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.
July 14, 4:30 p.m.: Field trip to go bowling in Lake Havasu City. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.
Entertainment for adults is also planned:
Wednesday, June 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Trivia evening.
Wednesday, June 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Paint Night. The library has removed books from the shelf that are not in good condition. They want to turn them into works of art and give them new life.
Friday July 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Murder Mystery Night. Find out who did it. Space is limited, reservations are required. There is a charge of $10 for one person or $15 for two.
Tuesday, July 19, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Gardening with Zone Santé AZ. Learn more about gardening in Arizona.
Friday, July 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Throw Back Book Fair and Trivia Night. Back to the 90s with lots of quizzes.
Activities are also planned for all ages:
June 6, 2-3 p.m.: Community Sugar Health Awareness Program. Find out how much sugar is in the foods we eat, along with better options.
June 13, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Family Pass the Paint Night. Families are encouraged to come and create a work of art.
June 20, 3 p.m.: Juggling with James Reid. From 10 years old. Places are limited, register in advance.
June 21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Gardening with Zone Santé AZ.
July 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Family game night. It promises to be a fun night for the whole family.
Plus, there will be free movies and popcorn every Monday at 10 a.m. in June and July. From 8 years old unless accompanied by a parent.
The Parker Public Library is located at 1001 S. Navajo Avenue, across Agency Road from Pop Harvey Park. They are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the Summer Reading Program or to reserve your spot at one of the events, call 928-669-2622, email [email protected], or visit their website, www.parkerpubliclibrary.com.