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Summer Reading Game 6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Summer Reading Game
Play the  Summer Reading Game June 1 - August 1 at your neighborhood library. Register online at maricopacountyreads.org or pick up a gameboard at your library. Earn 1 point for every minute of reading! Earn more points for attending fun-filled library events or participating in challenges. At 500 points, earn a Chipotle coupon (while supplies last). At 1,000 points, earn a free book of your choice. Plus, kids receive free Peter Piper Pizza coupons, ribbons and medals AND the first 3,000 children ages 5-11 to sign up in the library receive a free digital reading timer!
NEW this year! All children who reach 1,000 points will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing for a year-long family membership at one of our fabulous cultural institutions (including the Phoenix Zoo, the Children's Museum, the Arizona Science Center, and the Phoenix Art Museum) -- 14 memberships will be awarded!
#SummerReading
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 -
Monday, August 01, 2016
 
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BabyTime 6/27/2016 9:15:00 AM
BabyTime

Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. BabyTime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime #babytime

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.

 Space is limited; free tickets to reserve your space will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program

Monday, June 27, 2016
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Mesquite Library - Storytime Room
Kindergarten Bootcamp 6/27/2016 9:15:00 AM
Kindergarten Bootcamp

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM. To register, click here

This class meets on the following dates: May 9th, May 16th, May 23, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, and June 27th.  Attendance is expected at all 7 classes. May 30th will be skipped do to a holiday.

Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. The series consists of seven sessions, 1 hour each, for children who are preparing to enter kindergarten in Fall 2016 along with their parent or caregiver. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience. It is important that parents and children attend every session including Week 7 graduation! 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.

Monday, June 27, 2016
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Mesquite Library - Meeting Room
Bring Your Own Device Lab 6/27/2016 10:00:00 AM
Bring Your Own Device Lab
Need help loading your e-reader with free books? Mesquite Library has volunteers to help!
Monday, June 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mesquite Library
Babytime 6/27/2016 10:15:00 AM
Babytime

Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session. BabyTime gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime #babytime

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.

 Space is limited; free tickets to reserve your space will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program

Monday, June 27, 2016
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library - Storytime Room
Last Monday Book Club 6/27/2016 12:00:00 PM
Last Monday Book Club

Jan 25        All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Feb 29        Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Mar 28        A Thousand Miles to Freedom by Eunsum Kim

Apr 25        People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Jun 6          Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Jun 27        The Martian by Andy Weir

  Jul 25         How To Catch A Russian Spy by Naveed Jamali & Ellis Henican

Aug 29         The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Sep 26          Delicious by Ruth Reichl

Oct 31           Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

Nov 28          Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B Ross

Dec 26          The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mesquite Library - Storytime Room
ESL Classes 6/27/2016 1:00:00 PM
ESL Classes

ESL Tutoring

Low-Intermediate Level
Licensed instructor Rex Dunlap can help you improve your English language skills!

No registration required. Free

Adults 18 and over.

Monday, June 27, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesquite Library - Storytime Room
S.T.E.A.M. 6/27/2016 1:00:00 PM
S.T.E.A.M.

Drop by for Summer Reading S.T.E.A.M. activities. Each week has a different theme! Drop by for Summer Reading S.T.E.A.M. activities. Each week has a different theme!Drop by for Summer Reading S.T.E.A.M. activities. Each week has a different theme!

Monday, June 27, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesquite Library - Meeting Room
Family Storytime 6/28/2016 10:15:00 AM
Family Storytime
Kids aged Birth-5 (accompanied by a favorite adult), share books, stories, songs, rhymes and music in a fun interactive program that helps build literacy skills.
What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

Storytimes at Mesquite Library are supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library - Meeting Room
Toddler StoryTime 6/28/2016 11:15:00 AM
Toddler StoryTime
Two-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a session dedicated to active toddlers.
What is your child learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.

Storytimes at Mesquite Library are supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Mesquite Library - Meeting Room
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