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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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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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. #pplstorytime  #familytime

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to this program.

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Toddler StoryTime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Mesquite 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

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

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Babytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Storytime 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. #pplstorytime #babytime


Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  15 minutes prior to this 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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Family Storytime

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

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.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


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

This storytime at Mesquite Library is supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.

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Family Storytime

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


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

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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program.

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Preschool Prep

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Mesquite 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.  Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  30 minutes prior to this 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. 


#preschoolprep



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The Magic of Richard Steele

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

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

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The Magic of Richard Steele

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

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

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Board Game Afternoon

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

Come play a variety of board games. We have Scrabble, BananaGrams, Yahtzee and more! You can also bring in your own games to play.

All ages and players welcome!

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Babytime

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Storytime Room

Babies, under age 2,  (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.

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  15 minutes prior to this program.

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime  #babytime

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Device Advice: Bring Your Own Device Lab

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mesquite Library

Need help loading your e-reader with free books? Mesquite Library has volunteers to help!

 #ebooks #emedia #eaudio #deviceadvice

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Babytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Storytime Room

Babies, under age 2,  (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.

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

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills. #pplstorytime  #babytime

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Build Your Body

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room
Get moving at Mesquite! All ages can come to improve your flexibility and coordination with basic martial arts movements and we'll cool down with breathing and balance exercises.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move around and be active.
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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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. #pplstorytime  #familytime

Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to this program.

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Toddler StoryTime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Mesquite 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

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

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S.T.E.A.M.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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

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Babytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Storytime 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. #pplstorytime #babytime


Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  15 minutes prior to this 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.

View More

Family Storytime

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

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.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


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

This storytime at Mesquite Library is supported by a grant from First Things First Phoenix North Region.

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S.T.E.A.M.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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

View More

Family Storytime

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


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

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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

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.  
#pplstorytime  #familytime


Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program.

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Preschool Prep

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Mesquite 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.  Space is limited; free tickets will be handed out  30 minutes prior to this 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. 


#preschoolprep



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