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2017 Summer Reading Program (IN PERSON)
Summer Reading Program


Registration Kicks Off Monday, June 5th!

Summer Reading is here! Our theme this year is Build a Better World. We have a summer filled with activities and events spotlighting community involvement, creativity and reading fun!

Register at the library beginning June 5th for our In Person Program, with weekly programming for Kids and Teens every Tuesday from June - July. If you are a parent or an Adult who would like to participate, be sure to pick up a Summer Reading Challenge Card to complete for prizes throughout the summer!

Also register beginning June 5th for our Online Program, with a space for Kids, Teens and Adults to log reading minutes, play games, participate in fun challenges at home and around the community and earn cool online badges! The top 3 readers in Kids and Teens will each win a Grand Prize!

Click here to register for the Online Program! 

We will also be screening FREE movies and hosting special events, exhibits and activities throughout the summer! For a full lineup of summer events, click here.


LITTLE READERS (0-4 yr olds)


June 12th - July 25th
-Regular storytime schedule w/ Ms. Retha (
click here for schedule).
-Enjoy fun stories, activities, crafts and games!
-Have fun with you little one learning about some awesome topics, including construction trucks, health, being a good neighbor and cultures around the world!
-No registration required.

KIDS (5-11 yr olds)


June 12th - July 25th
-Tuesdays: K-2nd Graders @ 11 AM - 12 PM | 3rd-6th Graders @ 1 - 2 PM.
-Enjoy amazing presenters, stories, crafts and games!
-Fun learning on community, creativity and cultures around the world!
-Earn cool prizes with reading minutes!
-Enjoy awesome challenges and special events!
-Registration required and will begin June 5th.


TEENS (12-17 yr olds)


June 12th - July 25th
-Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM.
-Enjoy awesome activities and challenges!
-Fun learning on all things community, creativity and cultures around the world!
-Set your reading goal and go for it! We will have prizes at the end of the summer for the top readers!
-Registration required and will begin June 5th.

ADULTS (18+)


June 12th - July 25th
-Stop by the library beginning June 5th to get your Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge Card! The Challenge Card is filled with super fun activities to do over the summer and fun prizes! Complete each activity to be entered in to win the GRAND PRIZE on July 25th! First name drawn for the Grand Prize will win their pick between a Kindle Fire HD8 and $ 50.00 gift certificate to Ace Hardware. Second name drawn will win the remaining prize.
-Formal registration not required, but you will need a Challenge Card.

Summer Coding Club


The Safford Library is proud to announce our pilot Summer Coding Club for 9 - 12 year olds! Join hundreds of kids across Arizona in learning how to create computer code in a fun new way! The club will meet every Wednesday and Thursday from June 14th - July 20th at 10:30 - 11:30 AM in the Safford Library Computer Lab. Registration will begin June 5th, and is limited to 20 for this initial summer run. Be sure to sign up quick! Kids with a passion for tech and equipped with basic computer skills are preferred. No experience or skills in coding are needed, though. We will teach you the basics!