Summer Learning 2016: Something for Everyone!
Even giraffes enjoyed Summer Learning this year!
Young Cosplayers enjoyed a free day of learning-infused fun at MegaMania.
Summer Learning 2016 was a huge celebration of learning for all ages! Formerly called “Summer Reading,” the renamed “Summer Learning” has expanded to include engaging activities that give kids and teens the chance to learn crafts, robotics, computer games, yoga, art, and a variety of other fun activities while ensuring that reading skills stay sharp all summer long.
As in years past, MegaMania was a gathering of our teen and tween Summer Learners who had the chance to show off their Summer Learning projects and meet with mentors while also taking part in cosplay activities, Harry Potter crafts, OzBot robotics and other workshops – and of course, it was all free of charge. The Pima Library Foundation was proud to bring in mentors from a variety of disciplines to meet with young learners and learn about the projects they worked on this summer.
To finish the summer, thousands of Summer Learning’s youngest participants gathered at the Reid Park Zoo to celebrate their accomplishments this summer with a free morning feeding giraffes, riding the carousel, doing crafts, making bubbles, enjoying puppet shows, and meeting a host of friendly zoo animals. Members of the Pima Library Board enjoyed manning the PLF booth while meeting so many eager young readers!
MegaMania participants learned even more skills while having fun.
MegaMania Leadership mentor Ed Buster talks to two young leaders-to-be.
Superheroes couldn't stay away from the fun at MegaMania!
PLF Board Members Anthony Young, Linda Seitz and John Byrnes enjoyed a morning at the Zoo to wrap up Summer Learning