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Maricopa County Reads

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
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Play the Summer Reading Game at your neighborhood library. Register online starting May 1st 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.
Just for signing up, you can pick a free book to keep from the Friends corner at your library. But, wait, there's more!
  • Little Ones (birth to 4) get a free tote bag for signing up
  • Kids (ages 5-11) receive a Peter Piper coupon for free pizza
  • Teens (12-17) get a free water bottle
  •  At 500 points, everyone receives a Chipotle coupon (while supplies last) 
  • At 1,000 points, everyone receives a free book of their choice
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! Readers who earn at least 1,000 points by August 1st are automatically entered into drawings for family memberships at great Phoenix museums (such as the Children's Museum, the Arizona Science Center, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Heard Museum) -- 25 memberships will be awarded!
#SummerReading
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Device Advice

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for tech assistance or e-book help from one of our teen tech experts!
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BabyTime with Sign

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books and playtime in each lively session.  Babies and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow babies' communication skills.  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.  Using sign language speeds babies' language development.  #pplstorytime #babytimewithsign

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.

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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  
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Arizona at Work Drop-In Job Search Assistance

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Arizona at Work is at Acacia Library on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm to provide help with resumes, applications, etc.
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Science on Wheels

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Acacia Library

Students are entertained as they learn some "sound" science principles. Various musical instruments and household objects will be used to demonstrate sound waves, frequency and pitch.

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library

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Craft Drop In

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for a quick craft in the kids area every day this summer!
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Device Advice

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for tech assistance or e-book help from one of our teen tech experts!
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Acacia Mad Scientists

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Experiment with science at this weekly STEM night!  Experience the fun of science activities and exploration. No registration required- open to children ages 7 and up. #stem
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Music & Movement

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Share songs, rhymes and music in a fun, fast-moving interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to age 5 accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.  #pplstorytime #musicandmovement


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.


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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  
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Craft Drop In

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for a quick craft in the kids area every day this summer!
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Crafternoons

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Wednesday for a free-for-all crafting hour!
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Device Advice

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for tech assistance or e-book help from one of our teen tech experts!
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Bilingual Family Storytime/ Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingue Para Familias

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills.  This program is designed for children birth to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult.  What is your child learning?  Children who love books and stories, and have opportunities to engage in active storytelling, become more successful readers.  #pplstorytime #bilingualstorytime

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.

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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  
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Craft Drop In

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for a quick craft in the kids area every day this summer!
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Device Advice

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for tech assistance or e-book help from one of our teen tech experts!
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LEGO Club

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month to build and create with LEGO! Monthly theme or free build.

LEGOs are provided- please do not bring your own.

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ToddlerTime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

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. #pplstorytime #toddlertime



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.



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Device Advice

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for tech assistance or e-book help from one of our teen tech experts!
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Preschool Prep

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

Three to five-year-olds (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy stories, games and activities designed to nourish the skills that lead to success in school – persistence, flexibility and problem-solving.  What is your child learning?  Your preschooler is learning about the world and how to master emotions and desires. By teaching her how to focus, take turns and think creatively, you will get her ready for school.  This program includes basic concept knowledge (colors, numbers, letters) as well as structured activities.  #preschoolprep


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.


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Kids Cafe

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a healthy meal and educational activity Tuesday thru Saturday at the Acacia Branch library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  
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Craft Drop In

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Drop in for a quick craft in the kids area every day this summer!
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