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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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Babytime with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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 #babytimewithsignBabies

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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ToddlerTime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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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ESL Conversation Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group. Practice listening to and speaking English while making new friends!
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon at the Juniper Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Evening Family Storytime

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Juniper 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 #familystorytime

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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Juniper Job Fair

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

Meet with featured employers for job applications and on-site interviews. Presented in partnership with Goodwill of Central Arizona. #phoenixworks

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon at the Juniper Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Babytime for Crawlers and Walkers

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

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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. #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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Discovery Storytime

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

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

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

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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ESL Conversation Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group. Practice listening to and speaking English while making new friends!
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon at the Juniper Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Babytime for Crawlers and Walkers

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

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. Using sign language speeds babies’ language development. #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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Family Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Juniper 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 #familystorytime

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

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

This class meets on the following dates: June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, and July 15th. 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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Silk Screen T-shirt Printing Workshop with Red Rohall

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
The time for this program has changed to 3pm. We will transfer your registrations to that time (3-4:30 pm).

Create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt and learn the basics of silk screen printing with Red Rohall. All supplies are provided, including the t-shirt. Space is limited. Registration required. This program was made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District. #SummerReading

 

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Science Sunday

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

Join us for a STEM program each Sunday. Week 1: LEGO® Block Party. Week 2: Hands-on STEM activity. Week 3: Science Investigations, special programs by local science providers. Limit 30 participants in Science Investigations programs. Week 4: Sci Fi Cinema: Family Science Fiction Movie.

Science Sunday is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Juniper Chapter. The programs conducted by the Phoenix Public Library are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group.

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Babytime with Sign for Crawlers

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Juniper 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 #babytimewithsignBabies

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 with Sign for Walkers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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 #babytimewithsignBabies

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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Magic of Richard Steele

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

Be astounded by mind reading and other feats of magic as renowned magician Richard Steele takes the stage. #SummerReading

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

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Magic of Richard Steele

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

Be astounded by mind reading and other feats of magic as renowned magician Richard Steele takes the stage. #SummerReading

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

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ToddlerTime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Juniper 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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ESL Conversation Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group. Practice listening to and speaking English while making new friends!
View More

Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room
Kids and teens can eat a healthy meal each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon at the Juniper Branch Library. This program is made possible by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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