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Library Resumes Services

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The Apache Junction Public Library will resume more services on Monday, June 1.

The library, at 1177 N. Idaho Rd., will resume open browsing and checkout of materials inside the building. Holds pick-up and drop-off at the drive-thru window, as well as copying, faxing, scanning, printing and limited computer use, by reservation, will continue.

The library encourages all to follow federal and local guidelines on physical distancing, and washing hands as always. The library will rearrange some furniture to accommodate the guidelines and asks visitors to keep visits as short as possible.

Other programming, including in-person activities, remains suspended and the children’s area, including the computers and the castle, remains remain closed.

For more information, please call the library at (480) 474-8555.

http://www.ajcity.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1885

Week 11 Craft

Let’s talk about the rain cycle and do some crafts. Today’s crafts deal with the water cycle. For the first demonstration you will need: a clear glass or plastic container, shaving cream, blue food coloring and water. The second craft/fine motor practice station requires the following supplies: a sheet of blue construction paper, white paper, a crayon, a ruler, a pencil, scissors, blue straws, glue and yarn.

Week 11 Resources

In this video we share resources from 3 helpful blogs! You can follow the links here. Each blog also has an Instagram to follow if you prefer. Each of these blogs cover common questions and concerns for parents and caregivers.

Feeding Littles – This blog is focused on food related topics and issues including picky eating, baby lead weaning, family meals, recipes and more.
https://www.feedinglittles.com/blog

Speech Sisters – Here parents can find ideas if they have concerns or if their children are having trouble communicating.
https://speechsisters.com/blog/

Taking Cara Babies – The focus of this blog is teaching parents how to help their babies sleep.
https://takingcarababies.com/blog/

Week 11 Center ideas

Ms. Felicia shares ideas for kindergarten readiness centers. These are some great ways to practice the skills your littles will need to know when they start kindergarten.

Week 11 Unicorn Storytime

Ms Ryanne is reading two of her favorite unicorn books… “A Unicorn Named Sparkle” By Amy Young and “Uni the Unicorn” by Amy Krouse Roenthal and illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

Week 11 Library Connection

Pinal County Digital Library Collection

Click the link to access resources including Hoopla, rb digital magazines, rb digital audiobooks, Cloud Library and more.

www.pinalcountyaz.gov

https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/Library/Pages/DigitalResourcesHelp.aspx

Maricopa Library

Check out these links for information about the summer reading program with the Maricopa Library, as well as their regular events on Facebook.

https://maricopa.azsummerreading.org/

www.facebook/MaricopaLibrary/

Coolidge Public Library

www.facebook.com/coolidgepubliclibrary

www.coolidgeaz.com/library

https://www.readerzone.com

Florence Community Library

https://www.florenceaz.gov/library/

For more information about your library, or for help with any of the digital resources mentioned please reach out to us.