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On Your Mark, Get Set—READ!

Sports is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program at Stair District Library—a prelude to the Smithsonian Institution’s “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” exhibit visiting the library this fall.

The program kicks off June 22 and continues each Wednesday until July 27. For the first three weeks of the program, sessions will be organized in a station format with books and stories, sports and games, music and art, and snacks and prizes.

The last three weeks feature special entertainment for all ages at 11 a.m. only: Flying Aces frisbee on July 13, Drummunity on July 20 and Cirque Amongus on July 27.

Call the library, 458-6510, by June 20 to register for the program and choose the 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. Children can join in throughout the summer program, but early registration helps staff with planning.


Creative Construction Toys Available Daily to Play in the Library

Play with our NEW totally cool creative construction toys whenever we're open! (Funded by Disney through a grant administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association)

  • MagnaTiles
  • B. Toys Bristle blocks
  • Connectagons
  • Keva planks
  • Magformers
  • Quadrilla
  • Strawbees
  • Blocks: architectural, unit, Haba
  • 255-piece domino race set
  • Sculpture in a Box
  • K'Nex
  • Zoob
  • Suspend
  • Squigz

Sculptamania! Art Exhibit

    Students' sculptures on display in the library and annex during regular library hours

    • Abstract organic sculptures
    • Chihuly-inspired art
    • "Kandinsky mobiles
    • Floral relief sculptures
    • Paper relief loop sculptures
    • Also, "Can You Sculpt?" sponsored by  Morenci Garden Club

    Sculptamania! Artist Reception 

    Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10 a.m. to noon

    • Meet the student artists Play with our NEW creative construction toys
    • Learn about the Sculptamania! surprise
    • Refreshments


    COLORING surprise for February!

    February 4 @ 7 p.m. (Every first Thursday @ 7)

    • You bring the cookies; we supply the materials 
    • But it doesn't have to be cookies...carrots, cucumbers, cashews...anything you want to bring...or fine!
    • We'll supply the coloring pages and colored pencils, markers, crayons and lots of GEL PENS!


    • Pre-school Storytime with a twist! Everybody in the family is welcome to attend this evening program with their pre-schooler! 
    • The program will focus on the 3-5 year-old age group, but all family members may attend. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Six-week program began Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and continues every Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., through Feb. 22.
    • Registration requested to help with staff planning. Call 458-6510 or send message on Stair District Library Facebook.


    • Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. throughout the Morenci school year.
    • The program is canceled when Morenci schools are delayed or closed.
    • The program is a participatory, rollicking half-hour of short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and the like for children under two and their parents or caregiver. Pre-school age children accompanied by their parent or caregiver are welcome to attend.
    • Registration is not required, but is helpful for staff planning.



    NOTE: The book discussion group meets the third Monday of the month, February through November. 

    Who: Anyone who loves books and a good discussion. 

    What: Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani 

    When: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 7 p.m.

    Where: In the Annex

    Future selections: Book discussion resumes in February; check back for 2016 selections.


    The group usually meets at 11:11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the library annex. 


    From 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday, staff will be available to help you with your mobile device or give computer-related instruction. Bring your questions: If we don't know the answer, we'll find someone who does!


    Talk @ Two discussion group tackles issues from local to international, mundane to esoteric. Come talk about it!

    Discussion group meets at 2 p.m. every week on Thursday in the annex.

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