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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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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!


Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.
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Bilingual DIY Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Bilingual Family Storytime - Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe Para Familias

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 #DIYstorytime

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

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Yucca 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 six 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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Wacky Wednesday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children 5-12 with favorite grownup can learn and experiment with STE/AM, enjoy a movie, make creative art projects or build interesting designs using Legos©, K’nex ® and Snap Circuits®

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Preschool Prep

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Yucca 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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Science on Wheels

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Take a cool break from the Arizona heat and learn the amazing things that happen to solids, liquids and gases when they are introduced to temperatures approaching –350°F.
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Science on Wheels

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Take a cool break from the Arizona heat and learn the amazing things that happen to solids, liquids and gases when they are introduced to temperatures approaching –350°F.
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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BabyTime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Yucca 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. #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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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Kids Cafe

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

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Family Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Yucca 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 six 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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Wacky Wednesday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Children 5-12 with favorite grownup can learn and experiment with STE/AM, enjoy a movie, make creative art projects or build interesting designs using Legos©, K’nex ® and Snap Circuits®
View More

Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Preschool Prep

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Yucca 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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Reptile Adventures

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

Snakes in the library! Meet some of Rich Ihle’s extraordinary reptile friends, including a 15-foot boa constrictor . This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

 #STEM #SummerReading

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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BabyTime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Yucca 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. #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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Boom: Aging with Purpose

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room
Every 2nd Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., a discussion group for adults 50 and above will be held. The group discussion will be hosted by either a librarian, subject specialist or guest speaker. Typical topics include device advice, healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga, color to calm, gardening, Medicare and Reader's Advisory for the New York Times Best Seller's list.

Rachel Bess Planting a Garden in the Valley, Plus Bonus: Making Paper Pots!: Come learn about what you can plant in your garden now, and what you can plant in fall. Bonus: We will also be making a pot from newspaper and planting a seed that you can take home for your garden! #summerreading

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library-Yucca Chapter

#rachelbessplanting
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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Children and teens of all ages (Birth to 18) can come to the Yucca Library after school to pick up a tasty snack and participate in fun activities in our meeting room!

Meals generously provided by the Saint Mary's Food Bank via the Arizona Department of Education.

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Registration is open

Katie Gunther presents "PAINTING Create a Better World with the Elements of Art!"

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

Be Picasso for a day and paint your own self-portrait on canvas using acrylic paints. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. Registration required. This program was made possible with generous support from the Maricopa County Library District. #SummerReading

For ages 12-18

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