Saturday, November 16, 2013

DIY Series: Splash Water, Play!

Welcome to our "Do It Yourself" series from the Apache Junction Public Library. The Youth Department has developed these DIYs to encourage you to take time to interact, bond and encourage your child's development.

Splash Water, Play! is one of our most entertaining programs for little ones! Did you know it's easy to do by yourself at home? Click on the DIY image below or click here to be taken to a PDF file with instructions for having fun with water! Feel free to Remember to supervise children at all times around water.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Culture Pass Program at AJPL

The Library is very excited to announce that we've partnered with cultural institutions and other Phoenix area public libraries to become a part of the Culture Pass™ program. Take advantage of this program to check out admission for two people to various locations around the Valley, including the Phoenix Zoo, the Superstition Mountain Museum, the Arizona Science Center and more.

For more information, instructions, and a list of participating institutions, click on the logo below! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Veteran's Day Closure

This Saturday, November 9, through Monday, November 11, the library will be closed in recognition of Veteran's Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at 9 AM.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Take Home Art at the Youth Desk today!

Today Mrs Judy has Take Home Art at the Youth Desk all day today! Stop by and pick up something fun to do at home!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tricky Treat Scavenger Hunt 2013

Our staff, Teen Advisory Board volunteers, and patrons had a great time at our 2013 Tricky Treat Scavenger Hunt!

This fun event allows kids to explore the library and find locations they may not have known existed! This year, kids looked for our fireplace (in the Mystery Room in the North Wing), Nemo (in the fishtank by our main entrance), the slide (at the playground) and more. As they found each clue, our Teen Advisory Board members passed out candy and other fun treats.

We also had representatives from the Renaissance Festival, as well as the Apache Junction Police Department processing Child Find and fingerprints. McDuff the Crime Dog even made an appearance!

It was great to see everyone's costumes and we can't wait for next year's event!

(Click the photos below to enlarge!)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Storytimes This Month

Join us for storytimes every Thursday this month!

0-2 years
9:30 am
2-3 years
10:15 am
4-5 years

Wear your costumes to storytime on October 31!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Two Great Upcoming Events

We have some really fun events coming up in July in celebration of summer reading! Join us for the events below:

The Ronald McDonald Show
Wednesday, July 10 at 1:30 PM
 No registration required
Seating is limited

Potter Palooza
July 17th at 1:30 PM
Registration required (call 480-474-8555)
Age 5-13 years

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Library Closure for the 4th of July

The library will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen at 9am on Friday, July 5.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer Reading Has Arrived!

Welcome to Summer Reading 2013! This year's Summer Reading program lasts from today through July 27. Kids aged 0-18 can pick up a log at the Service Desk and keep track of their reading to earn great prizes!

Keep track of reading by marking off a space on the log for each book read, every 20 minutes spent reading or every 30 pages read. Come in periodically to pick up prizes - and when kids finish, they can enter into a drawing for some even bigger prizes.

We also have some great events going on this summer for children, tweens, and teens. Check out our homepage for more information on each of these events. No registration is required for any event except for the Harry Potter Palooza on July 17.

We also have summer reading programs for teens and adults. Teens can log their reading online here, while adults can fill out a drawing entry (available at the library) for each six hours they read this summer.

We hope to see you here!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Star Wars Day - May the 4th Be With You!

On May 4th, the Apache Junction Public Library hosted Star Wars Day - May the 4th Be With You. Visitors of all ages could enjoy Yoda soda, create lightsabers, make Yoda origami, craft Yoda ears and Princess Leia headbands, and more. The highlight of the day was definitely visits from the 501st Dune Sea Garrison and the Mandalorian Mercs, who took time out of a very busy day to sign autographs and spend time with our patrons.

Check out a slideshow below of photos from the day. This was lots of fun and we can't wait to do it again!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Splash Water Play! Pictures

Yesterday, we hosted Splash Water Play!, one of our favorite events.

This event allows kids to learn about the properties of water while having fun at the same time. It's easy to replicate at home, too - you just need a hose, buckets, toys and, of course, adult supervision.

Enjoy some photos from the day below: