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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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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 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.  #kidscafe
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Babytime with Sign

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Acacia 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 #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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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 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.  #kidscafe
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ARIZONA@WORK Drop In Job Search Assistance

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

ARIZONA@WORK is at Acacia Library every Tuesday from 1 to 4 pm to provide help with résumés, applications, and job searching skills.

#phxworks



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Music & Movement Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia 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.  #pplstorytime #musicandmovement


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

12:00 PM - 1:00 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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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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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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Preschool Prep

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Acacia 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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Family Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 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 available at the front desk at 10 am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime 
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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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Device Advice Drop In

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Acacia Library

Drop in for assistance with your computer, phone, or downloading ebooks from the library! No registration required.

*If other patrons are waiting, you will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes with the teen expert. Thank you for your understanding.*

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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 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.  #kidscafe
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Babytime with Sign

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Acacia 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 #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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Kids Cafe

12:00 PM - 1:00 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.  #kidscafe
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ARIZONA@WORK Drop In Job Search Assistance

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Acacia Library
Meeting Room

ARIZONA@WORK is at Acacia Library every Tuesday from 1 to 4 pm to provide help with résumés, applications, and job searching skills.

#phxworks



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Summer Reading: Reptile Fun

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Acacia Library

Snakes in the library! Learn about reptiles and meet some slinky species up close. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

#summerreadingppl
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Device Advice

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Acacia Library

Drop in for assistance with your computer, phone, or downloading ebooks from the library! No registration required.

*If other patrons are waiting, you will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes with the teen expert. Thank you for your understanding.*

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Music & Movement Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acacia 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.  #pplstorytime #musicandmovement


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

12:00 PM - 1:00 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.  
View More

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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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.  
View More

Preschool Prep

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Acacia 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.

View More

Family Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 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 available at the front desk at 10 am.  #pplstorytime  #familystorytime 
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