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Tomorrow: Totally Tempe Tuesday with Mayor Mitchell

Post Date:06/19/2017 10:22 AM

Summer Reading is underway at the Tempe Public Library and what better way to keep up the momentum than with a special visit from Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle bus. The Mayor will join dozens of kids on Tuesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. for Totally Tempe Tuesdays to encourage healthy minds – and healthy bodies. He’ll take part in a story time with the kids and the Fresh Express team will hand out healthy fruits. The Mayor’s story time will be followed by a Step Raptis Junk Funk Performance.

The entire family can stay connected this summer by signing up for the Tempe Public Library’s Summer Reading program. This year’s theme is all about building a better world by taking care of our planet, ourselves and each other. Readers of all ages can earn points, enter drawings and earn badges while keeping those summer minds sharp and entertained. Summer Reading begins June 1 and goes through August 1. Here are just a few of the ways to take part:

Totally Tempe Tuesdays

Totally Tempe Tuesdays, which take place every Tuesday in June and July from 2-4 p.m., has incredible themes this year including Step Raptis, Minecraft, Wildman Phil, Engineering & Art, and Mario Bros.

Reading for all ages

Younger readers can participate in Reading Sprouts, Book Buzz or Code Club. Teen readers can dabble in several writing classes including poetry, comics and fan fiction. Adult readers can find the perfect book club or check out a writing class. 

Why read during the summer?

  • Reading can help kids avoid the "Summer Slide".
  • Reading is relaxing, engaging, entertaining and builds a lifelong positive habit.
  • Reading can connect the whole family in a shared summer experience.
  • Participants can win prizes, earn points, badges and more.  

For more information, a full event list and program descriptions, visit

As a reminder, the library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 and there will be no Summer Reading events on that day.