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Escape from Burton Barr Virtual Escape Room

Friday, December 30, 2022
Online Programming
After falling asleep in the library, you wake up to find yourself trapped!  Can you explore and solve the mysteries of Burton Barr Central Library in an hour?  Time to find out!  

To escape from the library, click the link below!
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Escape from Starship Cesar Chavez! Virtual Escape Room

Friday, December 30, 2022
Online Programming
​As captain of the SS Cesar Chavez, can you save your cargo and escape the grasp of a sneaky stowaway? Click the link below to find out! 
​This is a virtual escape room 
experience that is open to all ages. Children under 7 may want to play with their favorite grown up.
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Summer Reading Game Begins June 1

Sunday, August 01, 2021
All Locations
Join the Summer Reading Game at maricopacountyreads.org! Registration opens May 1 -- sign up the whole family! Starting June 1, track your progress, discover new favorites, complete online challenges, win prizes and more! 
Just for signing up, you will get a coupon for  a free gently-used book to keep (note: coupon redemption is on hold at the moment until libraries reopen). At 500 points, all children birth to age 11 will receive a new book keep as well as a fun craft project (pick up at curbside). Everyone who completes the reading game and will get to select another new book to keep.  Sign up today!
The Summer Reading Game is supported by Maricopa County Reads, the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, Season For Sharing, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. #summerreading
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StoryWalk® at Cesar Chavez Park

Saturday, August 07, 2021
Cesar Chavez Library
Share a reading adventure on the new StoryWalk®at Cesar Chavez Park in Laveen. 
Stroll around the lake and enjoy a story with your family. 
The featured book is Side By Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez by local author Monica Brown. 
Your journey starts on the east side of Cesar Chavez Library!

Comparta una aventura de lectura el el nuevo StoryWalk® ubicado en el Parque Cesar Chavez en Laveen.
Pasea por el lago y disfruta de una historia con tu familia. 
El libro presentado es Lado a Lado: La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez de la autora local Monica Brown.
Su viaje comienza al lado este de la Biblioteca Cesar Chavez!
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ABCs of Starting a Business

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online Programming
This program is an introduction to starting and organizing a small business. Topics include
understanding corporate structures, business planning, and marketing along with an
overview of various financial documents and what they mean to your business.

Also included is a discussion on the best strategies for deciding between starting from scratch,
buying, or franchising. Presenter: Steve Englehardt - Current SCORE Mentor for the US Small Business Administration,
mentoring small business to help them develop and grow. Frequent speaker at SCORE seminars
and other events on issues of finance, sales, business planning and management. Corporate Vice
President, Sales and Marketing, Retired (Yeah)! Worked with start-ups and with Fortune 50 companies
in virtually every industry nationwide. Steve is also skilled in the government bidding and purchasing process.
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Kindergarten Bootcamp Online

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Online Programming

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2021?  

If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp Online brought to you by Phoenix Public Library! In Kindergarten Bootcamp you and your child will learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. This interactive series has two parts: 


  • A weekly pre-class video with instructions for adults and activities for adults and children to do together. 
  • A live WebEx class on the following dates at 11:15 am: April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Registration 

Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 WebEx sessions. Fill in the registration questions on this page and we will email you with additional required registration information.  


Supplies 

All families will need to pick up a Kindergarten Bootcamp supply box from a Phoenix Public Library location. You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

 

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. 

#kindergartenbootcamponline 

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Music & Movement Online

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Saturday May 8th at 10:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

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. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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Family Storytime Online

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Family Storytime meets on Saturday May 8th at 11:30 am.


Who’s it for? Children, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun, online program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers. 

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 


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. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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One on One Resume Help

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming
Collaborate through email with a Career Services Professional to review or create a professional resume to use in your current job search. 

Please have a copy of your resume available to submit electronically through email.  If you do not have a resume, please be prepared to submit information about your prior work history including dates to assist in creating a professional resume. 

To sign up, please register and a Career Services Professional will email you to begin the process.  

This free service is provided in partnership with the YMCA and ARIZONA@WORK.

#phxworks
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Kindergarten Bootcamp Online

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Programming

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2021?  

If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp Online brought to you by Phoenix Public Library! In Kindergarten Bootcamp you and your child will learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. This interactive series has two parts: 


  • A weekly pre-class video with instructions for adults and activities for adults and children to do together. 
  • A live WebEx class on the following dates at 10:00 am: April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, and 17.

Registration 

Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 WebEx sessions. Fill in the registration questions on this page and we will email you with additional required registration information.  


Supplies 

All families will need to pick up a Kindergarten Bootcamp supply box from a Phoenix Public Library location. You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

 

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. 

#kindergartenbootcamponline 

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Bilingual Family Storytime Online/Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

This Bilingual Family Storytime will meet on Monday May 10th at 10:30 am. You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins.


Who’s it for? Children, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun, online program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers. 

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 


Este Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe se reunirá en el 10 de mayo a las 10:30 am. Usted recibirá un correo electrónico una hora antes del programa con un link-enlace para unirse a la clase.


 ¿Para quién es? Niños, desde el nacimiento hasta la edad de cinco años acompañado de su adulto favorito.  

¿Qué hará? Jugar, leer, cantar, y bailar con sus hijos en un programa en línea divertido y activo que ayuda al desarrollo de habilidades  de la lectura.  

¿Qué es lo que estará aprendiendo su hijo?   A los niños que les encantan los libros y los cuentos se convierten en mejores lectores.  

  

Las clases se reunirán en WebEx. WebEx es una plataforma de reuniones en línea cerrada y segura. Obtenga más información sobre el uso de WebEx haciendo clic aquí. 


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. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  


La subvención de First Things First brinda apoyo a los programas de alfabetización temprana. First Things First acompaña a las familias y a las comunidades para darles a todos los niños de Arizona la oportunidad de llegar al kindergarten en buenas condiciones de salud y listos para el éxito. Para más informacióningrese a FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. #pplstorytime #familystorytime #bilingual 

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Family Storytime Online

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Family Storytime meets on Monday May 10th at 11:30 am.


Who’s it for? Children, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun, online program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers. 

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 


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. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Little Bytes Online

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Online Programming
Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding before they can write and spell?  Learn basic problem-solving skills and new vocabulary for children as young as 4 to give them the building blocks to becoming an excellent coder.  Join us online for guided activities as we teach your child the basis of code - problem solving!

Who’s it for? Children ages 4-7 and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times. 

What will you do? In this online program, you and your child will play games, do activities, and learn vocabulary words that support basic coding skills.

Little Bytes Online is an 8 week series.  Program sessions will be held on April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 3:30-4pm online. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 8 online program sessions. You will receive an email with additional registration information and a required survey. Your registration cannot be finalized until you complete the emailed registration survey.

Supplies: All families will need to pick up a Little Bytes Online Supply Box from your local Phoenix Public Library branch. You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

Note that customers on the waiting list for any Little Bytes Online series will be given first priority for registration on any new series offerings.

#CodePhx #LittleBytes #MACH1 #STEM
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Little Bytes Online

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Online Programming
Did you know that children can learn the foundations of coding before they can write and spell?  Learn basic problem-solving skills and new vocabulary for children as young as 4 to give them the building blocks to becoming an excellent coder.  Join us online for guided activities as we teach your child the basis of code - problem solving!

Who’s it for? Children ages 4-7 and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times. 

What will you do? In this online program, you and your child will play games, do activities, and learn vocabulary words that support basic coding skills.

Little Bytes Online is an 8 week series.  Program sessions will be held on May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 16, and Jun 23 online. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 8 online program sessions. Please fill in the registration questions on this page and we will email you with additional required registration information.

Supplies: All families will need to pick up a Little Bytes Online Supply Box.  You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

Note that customers on the waiting list for any Little Bytes Online series will be given first priority for registration on any new series offerings.

#CodePhx #LittleBytes #MACH1 #STEM
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ToddlerTime Online

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. 

Who’s it for? Toddlers ages 24-36 months and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Toddlers like to GO, GO, GO, so bring them to the online storytime that’s fast and fun. ToddlerTime has stories, songs and games that help beginning talkers.  

What will your toddler learn? Toddlers are learning new words every day! Help them build their vocabulary with stories, songs and rhymes.  

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here. 

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. #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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BabyTime Online

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Online Programming

This BabyTime program will meet on Tuesday May 11th at 9:30 am. Registration is required. You will receive an email about an hour before the program with a link to join class. 

 

Who’s it for? Grownups who want to bond with their favorite 0-2 year old in a fun, supportive environment.

What will you do? In this live, online program, an instructor will lead you in rhymes and songs that you will do face-to-face with your child. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.

What will you learn? You will learn activities to engage with your child in meaningful ways. When babies have quality interactions with a loving adult, they gain confidence to learn and grow.

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closedsafe online meeting platformLearn more about using WebEx here. 

 

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. #pplstorytime #babytime 

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Music & Movement Online

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Tuesday May 11th at 10:30 am.


Who’s it for? Wiggle worms, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Some people learn better when they are moving. If that sounds like your child, this is the storytime for you! Sing, dance and MOVE in this fun, active program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 

 

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. #pplstorytime #musicandmovement

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LENA Start Online

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Programming

The LENA Start program is a 10-week workshop for parents/caregivers of babies between 0-33 months. You will use the LENA Talk Pedometer and LENA's Talking Tips to directly impact the growth in your baby’s brain. 

To learn more, watch this video: What Families are Saying About LENA Start. Please note our classes will be meeting virtually. No childcare will be provided. 

Classes

Each week you will:

  • Learn about talk through a short video.
  • Attend a live, online group session to talk about how to use the science and strategies presented.
  • Use the LENA talk pedometer one day per week to count words your baby hears.

Registration

Classes are for adults only and will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 10 weeks of the series. Fill in the registration questions on this page and we will send you a link to complete the enrollment process.

Material Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Each week you will submit your LENA talk pedometer by either uploading it from your personal computer* OR returning it at one of the following library locations: Burton Barr Central Library, Agave, Cholla, Ironwood, Juniper or Palo Verde. You will receive a FREE book for your child each time you submit a talk pedometer.

*Your personal computer must meet certain technical requirements

This program is made possible by a grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State and in partnership with First Things First early literacy programming.

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Family Storytime Online

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Family Storytime meets on Tuesday  May 11th at 11:30 am.


Who’s it for? Children, birth to age five, and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Play, read, sing, and dance with your children in a fun, online program that builds reading skills. 

What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become better readers. 

 

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here 


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. #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Hacker Haven

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming
Calling all makers, artists, crafters, and hackers! Hacker Haven Online is a virtual makerspace for families with kids and teens (ages 4-17). Each week there will be a new hands-on opportunity for families to work together to design, experiment, and invent in an online space! Camera and microphone use is encouraged.

This week we will be making Mid-Century Paper PlantersThey just don't make them like they used to...we make them smaller and cooler. Join us as we handcraft, artisanal mid-century planters and fill them with paper plants that will live forever. These will be so cute, all your friends and family will be asking you to make them one or two or seven. Satisfying to make and scalable to larger or even smaller sizes.

Use this link to join: Hacker Haven Mid-Century Planter 

Supplies: 
  • White paper and plant colored paper ( greens or yellows) 
  •  Toothpicks, chopsticks, or small dowels 
  • Glue 
  • Scissors and/or wire cutters 
  • Sandpaper or concrete sidewalk to sand wooden dowels 
  • Straight edge or ruler 
  • Latex type gloves make everything less sticky 
  • Markers or sharpies to add fine details
#HackerHaven #MACH1 #Maker
Event Type(s): Play & Learn
Age Group(s): Preschool (0-5), School-aged (6-11), Teens
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Tools for School Online

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Online Programming

This Tools for School program will meet on Tuesday May 11th at 4:15 pmRegistration is required. You will receive an email about an hour before the program begins with a link to join class. 


Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups.  An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times. 

What will you do?  In this live, online WebEx program, you and your child will get a head start on kindergarten! Share interactive books and activities that build kindergarten skills during the class and are easily practiced at home. 

What will we learn? Learn kindergarten basics like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. You and your child will also go beyond the basics to work on social and emotional skills that all children need for school.  


Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe, online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here.  


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. #pplstorytime #toolsforschool 

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Kindergarten Bootcamp Online

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Online Programming

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2021?  

If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp Online brought to you by Phoenix Public Library! In Kindergarten Bootcamp you and your child will learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. This interactive series has two parts: 


  • A weekly pre-class video with instructions for adults and activities for adults and children to do together. 
  • A live WebEx class on the following dates at 4:30 pm: April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, and 18.

Registration 

Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 WebEx sessions. Fill in the registration questions on this page and we will email you with additional required registration information.  


Supplies 

All families will need to pick up a Kindergarten Bootcamp supply box from a Phoenix Public Library location. You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

 

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. 

#kindergartenbootcamponline 

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Seguro Social: Todo Lo Que Necesita Saber

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Programming

Jack Burns, especialista en asuntos públicos de la Social Security Administration en Arizona, ofrecerá este taller virtual gratuito para responder estas preguntas y más:


  • ¿Cuándo puedo comenzar a recibir los beneficios de Seguro Social por jubilación?
  • ¿Qué efectos tiene la jubilación temprana sobre mis beneficios?
  • ¿Tengo derecho a los beneficios de Seguro Social por incapacidad, para sobrevivientes, y para cónyuges? 
  • ¿Cómo puedo obtener la mayor ventaja de mis beneficios?
  • ¿Cómo puedo solicitar Medicare?


Aprenda como usar su cuenta my Social Security y otros servicios disponibles por internet. Abra su cuenta de my Social Security en www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount e imprima su Estado de cuenta antes de asistir al taller.


Este programa se presentará en línea utilizando WEBEX. Los participantes registrados recibirán un correo electrónico con instrucciones sobre cómo unirse a la reunión. ¿No puede encontrar el correo electrónico? Revise su carpeta de spam. 


¿Eres nuevo en Webex Meetings? 
Todo lo que necesita para conectarse es una computadora, teléfono inteligente o tableta. Si no tiene un dispositivo, puede conectarse a través de una llamada telefónica. 
 
Para obtener más información sobre la instalación de Webex de forma gratuita visitando: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html 


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ToddlerTime Online

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This ToddlerTime meets on Tuesday May 11th at 5:15 pm.  

Who’s it for? Toddlers ages 24-36 months and their favorite grownups. An adult must participate onscreen with their child at all times.  

What will you do? Toddlers like to GO, GO, GO, so bring them to the online storytime that’s fast and fun. ToddlerTime has stories, songs and games that help beginning talkers.  

What will your toddler learn? Toddlers are learning new words every day! Help them build their vocabulary with stories, songs and rhymes.  

Classes will meet on WebEx. WebEx is a closed, safe online meeting platform. Learn more about using WebEx here. 

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. #pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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Kindergarten Bootcamp Online

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Online Programming

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2021?  

If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp Online brought to you by Phoenix Public Library! In Kindergarten Bootcamp you and your child will learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. This interactive series has two parts: 


  • A weekly pre-class video with instructions for adults and activities for adults and children to do together. 
  • A live WebEx class on the following dates at 6:00 pm: April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, and 18.

Registration 

Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 WebEx sessions. Fill in the registration questions on this page and we will email you with additional required registration information.  


Supplies 

All families will need to pick up a Kindergarten Bootcamp supply box from a Phoenix Public Library location. You will receive information about supply pick-up after you register. 

 

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. 

#kindergartenbootcamponline 

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