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Summer Reading!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
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!
  • Parents of Little Ones (birth to 4) get a free tote bag for signing up
  • Children birth to 11 receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Peter Piper after 500 points
  • Teens and adults receive a coupon for a free taco from Rubio's after 500 points
  • At 1,000 points, everyone receives a free book of their choice
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! Children 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!
#summerreadingppl #read20az
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Jill Centino "Twirling Present, Colorful Future" & Melissa Schleuger "Variegated"

Friday, August 31, 2018
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
"First Friday reception 7/6/2018, 6:30-8:00 pm with jazz music by the Reid Riddiough Trio."

Jill Centino "Twirling Present, Colorful Future"
Jill Centino's paintings are some form of life's various personal quotations.  In this series, she sees each painting as as a kind of codex.

Melissa Schleuger "Variegated"
Melissa Schleuger begins her paintings without preconceived influence and continues by following the lead of brush strokes and colorful acrylics. Her mark-making is influenced by her studies in Chinese abstract and interest in architectural photography. Colors are selected at random
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Color to Calm

7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
South Mountain Community
Take a break and explore the relaxing world of adult coloring.  Coloring helps reduces stress and anxiety. Please take a coloring sheet and go to the 2nd floor service desk to checkout some colored pencils.  Adult and Teens 15 and older.
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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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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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ironwood 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 ages birth through five, 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. Space is limited. Free tickets are required and available at 10am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime
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Toddlertime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saguaro 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 an average of nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary. #pplstorytime #toddlertime

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Bilingual Kindergarten Bootcamp

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

Parent instruction will be provided in English and Spanish.

Instruccion para los padres sera bilingue.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

This class meets on the following dates: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 2018. 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 children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2018 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 Kindergarten Bootcamp is provided by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation.


REGISTRACION ES REQUERIDA PARA LA PARTICIPACION EN ESTE PROGRAMA.

Esta clase re reunira in las siguientes fechas: 21, 28 de junio, 5, 12, 19, 26 de Julio y Agosto 2, 2018. La asistencia es requerida para cada una de las 7 clases.

Kindergarten Bootcamp da a los padres herramientas, informacion, y actividades para ayudar y preparer a sus hijos para el exito escolar en un ambiente divertido, educativo e interactive. La serie consista de 7 sesiones de 1 hora cada una, para ninos que se estan preparando para entrar al kindergarten in le otono 2018., junto con sus padres o cuidadores. Padres bajo la guia de un especialista en aprendizaje infantile trabajan con sus hijos sobre habilidades fundamentals escolares que han demostrado ser importantes para una experencia escolar exitosa. Es importante que los padres e hijos asistan a cada session incluyendo a la graduacion en la septima semana!

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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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Discovery Time

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cesar Chavez 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. Space is limited; tickets given out 30 minutes before storytime at the information desk. #pplstorytime
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Music & Movement!

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Desert Sage 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.  #pplst
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Preschool Prep

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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. 


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Toddlertime with Sign

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Century 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. 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
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Accuplacer Ready

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
College Depot Workshop Room

Starting community college this fall? Want to save time and money? This free tutoring session is for you! Northbridge College Success Program will be hosting a 4 hour tutoring session at College Depot (snacks and drinks provided) for incoming community college students to prepare them for the ACCUPLACER placement tests. These are the tests that all community college students take to determine what level of math, critical reading and writing courses they will start out in. If you’ve taken the Accuplacer and didn’t do well, Accuplacer Ready is for you. If you haven’t taken it yet, no worries, Accuplacer Ready will help you prepare so you’ll test well the first time.

Higher ACCUPLACER scores means taking fewer classes (up to six classes less) and saves you money for the tuition for each class you test out of ($258 per class, for a total of over $900-$1,000). The majority of students who go through this session test out of at least 1 developmental class. Developmental courses DO NOT COUNT towards graduation, but they COST the same, and take the same amount of TIME to complete. That means that a few hours can save you at least 60 hours of class time your first semester! Sign up today as space is limited. Snacks and drinks are provided!


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Bilingual 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. 

Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Que está aprendiendo su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias, y tienen la oportunidad de participar en la narración activa, se convierten en lectores más exitosos.l...

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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

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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DiscoveryTime

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Desert Broom 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























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Family Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Agave 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

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






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Kid's Cafe

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Harmon Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a health meal and educational activity Tuesday through Saturday at the Harmon Library. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Drop-In Employment Assistance

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Receive personal assistance in creating resumes, searching for and applying for jobs online, and with other individual employment needs.

#phxworks #PHXworks

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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saguaro Library
Meeting Room
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal and educational activity Monday thru Saturday (closed Friday). Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. #kidscafe 
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Summer Lunch Buddies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room

Summer Lunch Buddies

Helping Kids Eat Healthy!

 

Spend time with friends and enjoy meals at no cost while school is out. Open to ages 0-18 years. No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School District.

 

¡Ayudando a los niños a comer saludable!

 

Pasa tiempo con tus amigos y disfruta de comidas sin costo durante las vacaciones de verano. Para estudiantes hasta los 18 años de edad. No se necesita registrar. Patrocinado por Roosevelt School District.


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Summer Solstice Celebration

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Celebrate the first day of summer with us in Burton Barr Central Library's Great Reading Room, located on the 5th floor.  Hear renowned architect, Will Bruder, describe the architectural and engineering features that highlight the sun's ascent to its peak each year on Summer Solstice.

Enjoy the music of e alo before and after the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library
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Kids Cafe

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Century Library

Children Birth to 18 can come and eat a free lunch Tuesdays through Saturdays and participate in the activity of the day:

STEM Tuesdays
Craft Wednesdays
Tumblebook Thursdays (read and watch a story from Tumblebooks)
Color Fridays
Random activities Saturdays (including building with Blocks, playing boardgames, or listening to a story)
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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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