Summer is a time for students to keep up and strengthen their reading skills before the next school year. It is also a time for adult readers to read for themselves—for a hobby, or just for fun. Phoenix Public Library’s summer reading program allows readers of all ages to fall in love with reading and make reading a habit.

The official start date is June 1, and the Acacia Branch Library, 750 E. Townley Ave., will host a kick-off event 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, featuring an interactive dance performance (1:30 p.m.), craft stations and more. Families can sign up for the summer reading program at that time.

Earn points and badges, complete challenges, and attend library programs. Prizes include coupons to Peter Piper Pizza and Rubio’s Tacos, as well as free books.

For more information, visit your local library or log on to



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