Summer Reading for Teens

ReadingAZLogoTeens, are you looking to add a little local adventure and excitement to your summer reading lists?

Create a free Reading Arizona account and explore the many books about the mysteries and Wild West history of Arizona. Browse the collection by category or keyword to find titles about haunted ghost towns, ruthless outlaws, and persistent pioneers. You can even click on the book covers to “Favorite” the titles and create your own custom reading list.

You can find more information at DAZL, the Digital Arizona Library, or follow one of the links below to get started.

Books for Teens:

Nina Rhoades, The Girl from Arizona, Boston: Lathrop, Lee and Shepard Company, 1913.

Ann I. Goldfarb, Light Riders and the Morenci Mine Murder, Two Cats Press, 2012.

John Wilson, Written in Blood, Vol 1, Orca Book Publishers, 2010.

John Wilson, Ghost Moon, Vol 2, Orca Book Publishers, 2011.

Harold Bell Wright, When a Man’s a Man, Chicago: Book Supply Company, 1916.

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Passionate about an upcoming ballot measure?

InitiativeThe Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has just launched a new tool to allow citizens to submit their pro/con arguments for the election publicity pamphlets online!

“I would urge people who plan to file an argument to familiarize themselves with our unique filing system,” said Secretary Reagan. “The cut-off date to file an argument is July 13th, only one week after the filing deadline, so those who are interested must act quickly.”

The argument must be 300 words or less and should be written exactly how the filer wants it to appear in the publicity pamphlet, as it will be reproduced verbatim. Due to statutory requirements, the Secretary of State’s office in Phoenix must also receive a signed, notarized copy of the argument by 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2016. The $75.00 fee will collected through the online portal at the time its submission.

For more information: http://www.azsos.gov/about-office/media-center/press-releases/941

To view the unofficial list of initiatives, referendums and recalls (measures not receiving a sufficient number of signatures  by July 7, 2016 will not appear on the ballot): http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/initiatives.htm

To submit your pro/con argument: http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/initiatives.htm

To view historic Publicity Pamphlets (past elections), check out the Arizona memory Project: http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/ref/collection/statepubs/id/10531

Reading Arizona for Kids!

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Parents, are you looking for an easy way to create a summer reading list for your children?

Reading Arizona has plenty of fun and exciting books about life in our state that your kids will want to read again and again. Just create an account, browse by category, and check the “Favorite” box to create a list of titles that your child can read all summer long.   Below are just a few Reading Arizona titles to get you started, courtesy of  DAZL, the Digital Arizona Library. 

Books for Children:

Susan Deaver Olberding, The San Francisco Peaks, Fort Valley Publishing, 2014.

Kim Duffek, and Shannon Young, The Little Saguaro, Arizona – Sonora Desert Museum, 2007.

Carlos Lemos and Lisa Hodgkins, Camille Carries the Mail, Mirror Publishing, 2013.

Tracy Nelson Maurer, What’s in a Cactus?, Rourke Educational Media, 2013.

Janet B. Quackenbush, There’s an Ostrich Loose in Eloy!, 2014.

ReferenceUSA Classes Next Week!

June 21, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

Conduct market research
Build a business plan
Locate Sales leads and download lists
Locate companies for employment opportunities
And much more…..
Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draper:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

To register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1638

June 23, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

Reference USA June 2016 Flyer

Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

Conduct market research
Build a business plan
Locate Sales leads and download lists
Locate companies for employment opportunities
And much more…..
Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draper:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

To register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1640

50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

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Today is the 50th Anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling on Miranda v. Arizona. Check out some of the Miranda Related documents in the Arizona Memory Project: http://goo.gl/IjOLSL

For more info and activities, check out the U.S. Courts website: http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-miranda-v-arizona