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May 16, 2014

Summer Reading Program, music downloads available

Victoria Yarbrough
Leisure and Library Services Director

Summer is right around the corner, and at the Sierra Vista Public Library that means one of their favorite times of the year is here – Summer Reading Program!

This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read!” and will be about hands-on science for readers and explorers of all ages. This summer-long program is for all children from newborn – 12th grade.

Register for this year’s program now in the children’s section at the library. Keep an eye out for helpers dressed in lab coats and goggles.

Weekly programs with special guests will cover topics including electricity, combustion, the human body, food, special effects in movies, automation and robotics, hydrology and more. Participants will find more flexibility in the schedule this year with morning, afternoon, evening, weekday and weekend programs throughout June and July as the library staff attempts to make the programs available to everyone.

The Summer Reading Program is designed to foster a love of reading, and keep youth engaged and reading throughout the summer months. Each age group will have reading goals, including goals for adults to encourage reading to babies, and younger children not yet reading on their own. Prizes will include books, t-shirts, bookmarks and more, with additional opportunities for prizes by doing reports, projects and other activities.

Volunteers are always needed for this two-month program, with opportunities open to youth as young as 8 – 12, who are welcome to volunteer in tandem with an adult. All youth 13 – 17 and adults can volunteer individually.

Volunteers can expect to assist with programs, hand out prizes, check and validate reading logs and encourage children to keep reading. Hours are available during all times the library is open, seven days a week. All programs will be held at the Sierra

Vista Public Library.

The schedule will be finalized in the next few weeks, so be sure to check the Library’s website regularly at
www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/svlibrary. Call the library at 458.4225, or visit in person at 2600 E. Tacoma St. for more information.

Free music downloads available

Sierra Vista library patrons can download and stream millions of songs — legally and free of charge — with Freegal Music, a new service available at the Sierra Vista Public Library.

This new service allows patrons to listen to, and keep forever, their favorite music. It’s an added convenience for music lovers who can download free music from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection — at home, work or relaxing on the beach while on vacation.

Freegal, a blended word for free and legal, offers its selection of music in MP3 format. Select from oldies to today’s hits from popular artists with new songs added weekly.

Freegal has an easy-to-use website interface for personal computers and a free, downloadable application available for smartphones and tablets, for both Android and Apple platforms.

Users of Freegal will be able to download three songs weekly and stream three hours of music daily using playlists created on the site of their favorite songs or artists. Music videos are also available for download but count as two song downloads from the weekly allocation. Users get to keep downloaded songs permanently.

A current library card and personal identification number are needed to access Freegal. Library cards are available free of charge to anyone with photo identification and proof of Cochise County residency or military orders.

Start using Freegal at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/svlibrary and click on the Freegal icon. Call 458.4225 or stop by the library with any questions.




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