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Maricopa County Reads

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
All Locations
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!
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Preschool Prep

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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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Discovery Time

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

Share books, stories, music, and activities in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills and introduces children to science and math. This program is designed for children two to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who can count, recognize geometric shapes and patterns and are eager to explore the world around them will be better prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Your kids are natural scientists. You can help them discover the world, build vocabulary and master basic science concepts. #pplstorytime #discoverytime

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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Reptile Adventures

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st
Snakes in the library! Meet some of Rich Ihle’s extraordinary reptile friends including a 15-foot boa constrictor! #SummerReading#
This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. 


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START@Cholla

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
START = Science, Technology & Art! Each week we'll cover new subjects and help kids and teens discover new facts and introduce them to new concepts related to START.
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Toddler Time with Sign

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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. Children and caregivers also practice Baby Sign Language, a great way to help young children develop communication skills. What is your child learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. Using sign language will speed your toddler’s language development by 6-12 months! #pplstorytime #toddlertimewithsign

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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Baby Time

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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.

 

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Special Summertime Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 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 #

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. #musicandmovement

 

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Family Movie Day @ Cholla

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie @ Cholla. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. 
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Greeting Cards

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cholla Library
Join us for a fun workshop on hand-crafted unique greeting cards. Instructor Sue Parker will show you how to make unique greeting cards and you will leave with several creations...made by you! One of the cards will be an anniversary card due to the month long celebration of Cholla Library's 40 Anniversary. All supplies included. Free. Registration required. This workshop is for Adults 18 and over. 
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Baby Time with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 and improves parent/child communication. #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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Toddler Time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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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Little Bytes

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx
CodePHX programming at the Tarver and Cholla locations is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation.
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Play SPOT

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
Enjoy interactive songs and hand-on activities for parents and children. For children birth to five years accompanied by a favorite adult. Presented by the Family SPOT Resource Center.
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Kindergarten Bootcamp

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This class meets on the following dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19. Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.
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 4-5 year olds who are preparing to enter kindergarten in Fall 2017 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.

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Kindergarten Bootcamp

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor

Parent instruction will be provided in English and Spanish.

Instrucción para los padres sera bilingue...


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This class meets on the following dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19. Attendance is expected at all 7 classes.
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 4-5 year olds who are preparing to enter kindergarten in Fall 2017 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!
REGISTRACIÓN ES REQUERIDA PARA LA PARTICIPACIÓN EN ESTE PROGRAMA.
Esta clase se reunirá en las siguientes fechas: Junio 7, 14, 21, 28, Julio 5, 12, 19. La asistencia es requerida para cada una de las 7 clases.
Kindergarten Bootcamp da a los padres herramientas, información y actividades para ayudar y preparar a sus hijos para el éxito escolar en un ambiente divertido, educativo e interactivo. La serie consista de 7 sesiones de 1 hora cada una, para niños de 4 o 5 años que se están preparando para entrar al kindergarten, en el otoño 2017, junto con sus padres o cuidadores. Padres bajo la guía de un especialista en aprendizaje infantil trabajaran con sus hijos sobre habilidades fundamentales escolares que han demostrado ser importantes para una experiencia escolar exitosa. ¡Es importante que los padres e hijos asistan a cada sesión incluyendo a la graduación en la séptima semana!
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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Family H2O Science Lab for All Ages

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

Family H2O STEM Lab for ALL Ages

Learn and Have Fun at the Library

Help your kids get ahead in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at this FREE, family-friendly Family H20 STEM Lab.

This hands-on science lab will engage you and your child in learning together about water on the earth system and sustainability through fun science and arts activities that involve the whole family.

Learn about the water cycle, our water sources, and other sustainability topics in Phoenix. #SummerReading#




SummerReading

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Toddler Time with Sign

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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. Children and caregivers also practice Baby Sign Language, a great way to help young children develop communication skills. What is your child learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. Using sign language will speed your toddler’s language development by 6-12 months! #pplstorytime #toddlertimewithsign

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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BabyTime

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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.

 

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Special Summertime Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 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 #

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. #musicandmovement

 

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Nutrition and Cooking with Melanie Albert: Summertime Cold Tomato Soup & Home-made Hummus

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cholla Library
Meeting Room - 2nd floor
Enjoy hands-on cooking class and learn simple culinary techniques with real whole foods, from Melanie Albert’s cookbook, A New View of Healthy Eating. Create refreshing tomato gazpacho cold soup and a super simple organic hummus with fresh herbs. Get tips on how to shop for local in season veggies and enjoy your culinary creation with community. #summerreading
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Baby Time with Sign

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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 and improves parent/child communication. #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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Toddler Time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st

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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Little Bytes

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st
Think your kids are too young to learn to code? Think again! Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding and computer commands before they can write or spell? Simple Logic and Sequencing can be taught to children as young as 4, preparing them for more advanced knowledge at an earlier age. Join us for fun activities, apps and games to teach your child the fundamentals of the coding language. Ages 4-7 #CodePhx
CodePHX programming at the Tarver and Cholla locations is made possible through grant funding provided by The Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation.
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