Summer Reading Program 2022


Welcome to the Copper Queen Library’s Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities!  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 can pick up a reading packet from the Copper Queen Library or CQ Library Annex 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!  Lastly, we have created a Summer Reading Blog at 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.

Click here to complete the online registration

SRP Blog 2022
Patrons are encouraged to share their summers with all of our Summer Reading Participants to our Summer Reading Blog.  Each week, the Library will be sending out books and programs guides full of writing and drawing activities that you can upload to the blog.  We'll start with uploading short introductions of ourselves and go from there!  Participants can upload writing samples or photographs that will help chronicle our summer in Bisbee together. 

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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!

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Check out the Library's YouTube Channel for virtual library programs including Story Time from our Early Literacy Coordinator Samantha Goerlich who will be recording weekly preschool story times each week from the San Jose Annex.  Also look for special guests including Sonia Allen, Bisbee's fitness guru, who will be incorporating exercise and movement into her preschool story times. 

Youth Freewrite
Youth FreeWrite is a creative writing class taught by Alison Williams and Gretchen Hill.  The class is open to participants between the ages of 8 and 18.  This year, the class will be facilitated online using emails and zoom meetings.  If you are interested in taking this class, please be sure to include it when you register for the Summer Reading Program.

Schedule of Events

Each week, participants will receive a package from the Copper Queen Library in the mail, which will include books, reading incentives, and program activity guides.  Check out the schedule below!

Week 1 : Welcome to the Summer Reading Program

Welcome to the Copper Queen Library's Summer Reading Program,Oceans of Possibilities. 

Week 2 : Treasures!

This week is all about treasures.  There are many stories of pirates burying their treasures at the bottom of the sea.  And there are even more stories of people trying to find those treasures with a treasure map.  But treasures aren't just found at the bottom of the ocean.  They are all around us!  Our friends and family are our treasures, as well as our teachers, fire fighters, nurses, doctors and librarians!

Week 3 : Our Blue Planet

Earth is sometimes described as Our Blue Planets, and that's because Earth is the only planet in our galaxy (that we know of!) to have a surface made up of 71% water.  This week we will look at ways to help take care of water sources and help protect the ocean from pollution.

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