Fall Break Reading Challenge

Kids can stop by the Main Library or Vista Grande Library during fall break to pick up a fun reading challenge and pick out a free book from the Scholastic book cart! Complete all (or most) of the activities; then bring the challenge sheet back to the library and pick out another free book from the Scholastic book cart.

Storytime at Main

Storytime is a great way to get a child ready to read. Participants will also take home a grab bag each week with an easy craft and/or activity to do at home. This program is limited in space by the room so participants should arrive early and get a Storytime ticket at the front desk to reserve space. It is on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Storytime in the Park

Join the library in Peart Park (next to the Main Library) for books, songs and movement activities each week based on a fun theme. Participants will take home a grab bag with a craft and/or activities to complete at home. It is on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. (new time). Attendees should bring a chair as the grass will be wet in the morning. This Storytime will be a repeat of the Storytime held on Tuesday.

Just for Kids at Vista

  • Storytime — Join Mr. David on Wednesdays for Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5). Or Thursdays for Toddler Storytime (ages 0 to 3). Storytimes are from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Makerspace — Art class/building days every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 421-8652 to reserve a spot.
  • Gaming — Video games and board games for kids after school every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Teen Time at Vista

  • Anime Club — The teens will watch a series of anime throughout the fall along with discussions and games. Mondays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., grades 6-12
  • Book Club — The club will gather Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss, rate and recommend books, grades 9-12
  • The Lounge — An after-school program for teens run by the Boys & Girls Clubs, Monday to Friday till 6 p.m., grades 9-12
  • Family gaming at Vista

    Games are a fun and motivating way to learn together. The whole family may join librarians for all kinds of games and fun activities for every age on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Saturday Movie Spookfest

    The Main Library will host a free Saturday matinee movie. This month it will bring back some classic thrillers. Movies start at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, 23 and 30. Popcorn and water will be served. The films are recommended for an audience of age 13 and older.

    One-on-one Tutor Tech Time

    Want to learn more about using your iPhone, getting library e-books onto your Kindle device or understanding social networks like Facebook and Instagram? Tutor Tech Time at the Main Library is a one-on-one, hour-long session for you to learn about any technology you desire. (For ages 18 and up.) Sign up today at https://calendly.com/cgtechtutor/tech-tutor or call 520-421-8710, ext. 5100.

    Contactless delivery and pickup

    The library is offering contactless delivery and pickup. Library materials will be delivered to and picked up from outside your door. For more information call 520-421-8652, ext. 5019.

    Makerspace at Vista Grande

    The Vista Grande Public Library’s Makerspace is available during library hours. It offers a hands-on learning environment where people may explore art, science, technology and multimedia using tools and supplies. It also hosts a variety of educational toys intended to spark a love of science and engineering for kids of all ages.


    Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.

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