Summer Reading Program 2021
Welcome to the Copper Queen Library’s Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales! We are so excited that you will be participating in this year’s program. There are plenty of things to look forward to this summer — including weekly packets of free and fun stuff to help you celebrate a summer full of reading, writing and sharing stories. Each week, you will receive a package from the Copper Queen Library which will include a free book for you to add to your home library, as well as a program activity guide full of fun ideas that you can do at home or with friends. The Copper Queen Library is also planning some free outdoor programs for you and your family, including our First Annual Pet Parade! This summer we will also be featuring our new program with our Friends at the Bisbee Animal Shelter called Read to Shelter Animals! Lastly, we have created a Summer Reading Blog at copperqueenlibrary.com so that you can share your projects with all of the other participants. If you are unable to upload your projects to the blog, drop them by the library so that staff can upload them for you.
The CQL has partnered with the Bisbee Animal Shelter to create our Read to Shelter Animals Program. This program allows children and their parents to go into the shelter (by appointment) and choose a book from our Library Collection of pet books to read to the shelter animals. This program is intended to provide an opportunity for kids to practice their reading skills in a comfortable setting. Animals don't judge a child's reading skills which may encourage hesitant or struggling readers to practice and gain confidence. Animals, it turns out, also benefit from story time. Animals in shelters are often lonely and in need of interaction. Reading to animals at a shelter can give them some much needed one-on-one time with a companion in a calm, non-stressful setting. It can also help skittish dogs and cats develop social skills that give them a better chance of being adopted.
Dial-A-Story is a free service that allows patrons to call the Copper Queen Library to hear a children’s story. New stories are added weekly and are available to listen to in both English and Spanish.
Call 520-346-6123 to hear a story today!
Schedule of Events
Week 1 : Welcome to the Summer Reading Program
Welcome to the Copper Queen Library's Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales.
Week 2 : For the Birds!
Week 2 is for the birds! This week we will be asking our Summer Reading participants to learn more about our feathered friends. Our activity guide will feature tips on attracting birds to your backyard, as well as DIY ideas to create your own bird feeder. Also included in this week's packet will be a blank field guide journal that you can use to record what you see, feel, smell and here when you are outside observing nature. You can even use it to sketch what you see!
Week 3 : All About Pets!
Week 3 will be all about pets and the language of animals. Do you have a pet at home? If so, what kind? There are so many different types of pets out there...from pet rocks to plants, to cats and dogs! This week's activity guide will help you translate what your pets are trying to tell you.
Week 4 : Fantastical Creatures, Real and Imaginary
This week will dive into the worlds of Harry Potter and other imaginary places populated with fantastical creatures! We will also be exploring real-life fantastical beasts and where to find them.
Week 5 : Animal Friendships
This week is all about animal friendships. We are not the only creatures on our planet that likes to form friendships! Our program guide will help you understand animal relationships and will even have you examining your own pets' relationships with each other.
Week 6 : Famous Animals
This week we will be talking and writing about famous animals, both real and imaginary. What's your favorite book? Whatever it is, we bet there is an animal character in it that you just love! Authors love to write about animals because it gives us a chance to understand our world from the point of view of the animals themselves.
Week 7 : Desert Creepy Crawly Things
Our desert is filled with many creepy, crawly things. This week's program guide will focus on desert insects, both scary and beautiful. We will also teach you how to make a garden at home to attract butterflies to your backyard so you can observe them up close and personal!
Week 8 : Be Kind Campaign
This week's program will help you get ready for school, with tips on creating a kindness campaign at your school, as well as tips to help you be kind to yourself!