Show Low Public Library

May 2021 News & Events

May 2021

NEW THIS MONTH

Sign-up is no longer required for regular programs (storytime, LEGO Club, Adult DIY etc.) otherwise specified.


The Show Low Public Library has a new computer system for digitizing photos, slides, and documents. The Digitizing System includes very specialized scanners and other devices to help with converting documents, books, photos, slides, and VHS videos to digital format for storing and using on a computer. Also, the system includes photo editing software for use in improving the quality of damaged or older photos. This is a great way to preserve your family photos and family history information by scanning and saving computer files. With this, you can more easily share these and create family history books. The use of this equipment is open to the public.


Reservations and training on the use of the equipment are required. For more information, call the Show Low Public Library at 928-532-4070.


One on one computer help can be scheduled for assistance with your smart phone, tablet, scanning, email, elibrary, and much more by calling the library at (928) 532-4070. 30 minute reservation slots are available Monday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SHOW LOW PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library Hours

MONDAY: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TUESDAY: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THURSDAY: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SUNDAY: Closed

Summer Reading 2021

Our summer reading program will kickoff on May 28th from 10-12 p.m. with a drive thru animal scavenger hunt at the Show Low City Park. Participants should enter at the Aquatic Center (1100 W. Deuce of Clubs) then turn left and follow the signs. Registration can be done online for the reading program starting that day as well, visit our website, or click this link to register that day: https://showlowpubliclibrary.azsummerreading.org/ComingSoon.aspx.

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Events This Month

Preservation Class Series

Ages 18+

Sign-up is required for these classes, starting May 1st. Call us at (928) 532-4070 to reserve your spot before it's too late. Participants that attend 3 out of 5 classes will get a free preservation book. This class series is provided with grant funds through the Arizona State Library, in partnership with The White Mountain Community Garden. The Show Low Senior Center is located at 301 E. McNeil.

Intro to Preservation

May 22nd 11-12 p.m. at Show Low Public Library


Water Bath Canning

June 5th 1-3 p.m. at Show Low Senior Center


Pressure Canning

June 19th 1-3 p.m. at Show Low Senior Center


Jams & Jellies

July 17th 1-3 p.m. at Show Low Senior Center


Fermentation

July 31st 1-2 p.m.at Show Low Senior Center


Kids Gardening Class

Ages 5+

May 20th from 10-11 a.m.

Location: White Mountain Community Garden (520 N. 9th Pl.)

Families can join us for a special event at the garden. This Jack and the Beanstalk themed class will involve stories, songs, and a bean root activity.


Healthy Cooking Kits

All ages

Have you watched our new cooking show? We have partnered with Show Low High School and Show Low TV to bring you a brand new show. Pick up the kit, watch the video, make the food, and enjoy! This month we will be making pulled pork in two different ways. Meal kits can start being picked up May 3rd. There will be a link to the video included with the food and the recipe. These are available first come first serve while supplies last. They contain perishable products so must be picked up ASAP.


Adult DIY

Ages 18+

Facebook LIVE May 14th at 10 a.m.

In person class May 21st from 9-11 a.m.

Watch us on Facebook LIVE the week before the in person session to see what you'll be making this month!


Cook the Books

Ages 18+

May 24th at 10 a.m.

This book discussion with a bite is returning to in person meetings! Join us to discuss "Sugar & Vice" by Eve Calder. We are looking for people to "host" the meeting and make the recipe, contact Maizie by phone ((928) 532-4075) or email (below) if you are interested in doing this. You can also still attend on Zoom if you do not want to come in person. Send an email to Maizie at (mmcmillan@showlowaz.gov) to get on the list and receive the meeting link.


Storytime

Ages 0-5

Mondays from 10-10:30 a.m.

Join Miss Heather every week as she sings songs, reads stories, and does craft!


LEGO Club

Ages 6-14

Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.

Join us to build something AWESOME every week! All LEGO's are included.

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Leap Into Science: Light & Shadow Workshop

May 5th from 10:30-11 a.m. for ages 3-5

May 20th from 4-5 p.m. for ages 6-10

This program is designed to help children build an interest in science and literacy. It will combine books with science activities. Participants will ask questions, use scientific thinking, and make connections together!

Did You Know?

The library has a variety of specialty items that are available for checkout! These include food dehydrators, an instant pot, cake pans, telescopes, laptops with hot spots and printers, a tree grafting kit, rock tumblers, and so much more! Visit us today to see all that we can offer.

Current Service Offerings

  • Online Library Account: The online library at www.navajocountylibraries.org is always on. You can login to your account using your library card number and your pin to check the status of your account, place holds, renew items, make book lists, and see the online catalog. Holds are also only checked once per day in the morning so if a hold is placed after that please call us to check availability for same day service.
  • Curbside Pickup: You can go online to the catalog (www.navajocountylibraries.org) and browse for items available at all Navajo County Libraries. Then call the library at (928) 532-4070 with your list of items. Please have your library card ready for this checkout process. Staff will get the items ready for you, please allow at least 30 minutes for staff to obtain items before pick up. Come to the library and park on the front side (facing City Hall) and open your trunk. Call the library again and let us know you are here to pick up. Staff will come out and place the items in your trunk and you are ready to go!
  • Book Return: The library has 2 book drops that are open at this time for returns. There is a walk up one on the front side of the library facing City Hall and a drive through one on the back side facing the church.
  • Digital Library: Visit http://www.navajocountylibraries.org/ebooks.asp to see what digital services are available through the county library system. These include ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital comics, and digital magazines. You must have a valid library card to use these services.
  • Puzzle Exchange: Do you have a puzzle at home that you finished? Want to trade it for a new one? You can bring your puzzle to the library and exchange it. Only adult puzzles (500+ pieces) are available at this time.
  • Seed Library Online Catalog: Our seed library has been going strong now for the last year and it's just been restocked! You can now go online by visiting our digital catalog to see what seeds are available and request to pick them up through our curbside pick up or browse the collection in the library. Visit the website here: https://showlowaz.gov/919/Seed-Library.