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Welcome back to in-person programs!

Saturday, January 01, 2022
All Locations

Phoenix Public Library looks forward to welcoming attendees at our in-person programs. The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding.


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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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StoryWalk® at Cesar Chavez Park

Friday, January 28, 2022
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 Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown. 
Your journey starts on the east side of Cesar Chavez Library!

Comparta una aventura de lectura en el nuevo Paseo de Cuentos (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  Marisol McDonald no combina de la autora Monica Brown.
Su viaje comienza al lado este de la Biblioteca Cesar Chavez!
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"Webtropolis" exhibit by Hyewon Yoon

Friday, March 04, 2022
Burton Barr Central Library
1st Floor Gallery
Yoon's work explores and organizes organic structures and landscapes experienced in everyday life.  The artist unites and manages images derived from varied life forms such as wood, flowers, plants, and so on.  The images are crystalized from the environment to form an individual world of emotion and awareness.  These imagined landscapes strive to create a peaceful mind and to share a particular vision of the beauty in nature.  
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Music & Movement Online

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Online Programming

You will receive a link to join the class about an hour before it begins. This Music & Movement meets on Monday December 6th, at 9:30 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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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 10:30 am: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December6 and 13.

Registration 

Only families with a child starting kindergarten in the Fall of 2022 may register. 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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Winter Family Storytime at Agave Library: Hibernation

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Join us for our second of three fun winter-themed storytimes! Today's storytime will be all about hibernation.

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

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

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

 

Tickets for Storytime will be first come first serve and handed out a half hour before the start of a program. Due to safety restrictions, seating is limited and we ask that each family bring no more than two grownups.


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 FirstThingsFirst.org      #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Kindergarten Bootcamp at Burton Barr Central Library

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Families First Resource Center A

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2022? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. 


Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. This series meets on the following dates: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6 and 13. 


This program is only for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2022. Not entering kindergarten in Fall 2022Check out Tools for School , our school readiness program for 3-5 year olds and their grown-ups.. 


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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Winter Bilingual Family Storytime at Palo Verde Library: Penguins

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Palo Verde Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Join us for our second of three fun winter-themed storytimes! Today's storytime will be all about penguins.

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

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

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

 

Tickets will be given out at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts. This program is limited to 5 families.


¿Para quiénes es? Niñosdesde el nacimiento hasta la edad de cinco años, y sus adultos favoritos. 
¿Qué hará? Jugar, leer, cantar, y bailar con sus hijos en un programa divertido y activo que desarrolla las habilidades lectoras. 
¿Qué está aprendiendo su hijo?  Los niños a los que les encantan los libros y los cuentos se convierten en mejores lectores. 


Los boletos se entregaran 30 minutos antes de que comience el programa. Este programa esta limitado a 5 familias.


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 FirstThingsFirst.org      #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Winter Tools for School at Cholla Library: Arctic Animals

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cholla Library
Storytime Room-1st Floor

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone over the age of 2 visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Tickets will be given out at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts. 


Join us for our first of three fun winter-themed Tools for School! Today's storytime will be all about arctic animals.

Who’s it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? You and your child will get a head start on kindergarten! Share books and activities that build kindergarten skills in 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.  

 

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 FirstThingsFirst.org                        #pplstorytime #toolsforschool

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Kids Cafe

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Acacia Library

Kids Café provides free meals for youth under age 18, Monday through Friday after school while supplies last at the libraries listed below. Meals will be grab and go. Parents/caregivers do not need to bring children to receive meals, however they will be asked to provide proof of children and list each child's name and age. Each qualifying child will receive meals while daily supplies last. On Fridays, customers may request double meals for each child if supplies allow. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.


Kids Café ofrece comidas gratis para jóvenes menores de 18 años de lunes a viernes después de la escuela mientras duren las reservas en las bibliotecas enumerados a continuación. Las comidas serán para llevar. Los padres /cuidadores no necesitan traer a los niños para recibir comidas, sin embargo, se les pedirá que presenten un comprobante de los niños y que indiquen el nombre y la edad del niño. Cada niño calificado recibirá comida mientras duren las existencias. Los viernes, los clientes pueden solicitar comidas dobles para cada niño si los suministros lo permiten. Las comidas son proporcionadas por St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.  

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Kids Cafe

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

Kids Café provides free meals for youth under age 18, Monday through Saturday after school while supplies last at the libraries listed below. Meals will be grab and go. Parents/caregivers do not need to bring children to receive meals, however they will be asked to provide proof of children and list each child's name and age. Each qualifying child will receive meals while daily supplies last. On Saturdays, customers may request double meals for each child if supplies allow. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.

Kids Café ofrece comidas gratis para jóvenes menores de 18 años de lunes a sábado* después de la escuela mientras duren las reservas en las bibliotecas enumerados a continuación. Las comidas serán para llevar. Los padres /cuidadores no necesitan traer a los niños para recibir comidas, sin embargo, se les pedirá que presenten un comprobante de los niños y que indiquen el nombre y la edad del niño. Cada niño calificado recibirá comida mientras duren las existencias. Los sábado, los clientes pueden solicitar comidas dobles para cada niño si los suministros lo permiten. Las comidas son proporcionadas por St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. 

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place Programming Room
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Winter Family Storytime at Agave Library: Hibernation

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Join us for our second of three fun winter-themed storytimes! Today's storytime will be all about hibernation.

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

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

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

 

Tickets for Storytime will be first come first serve and handed out a half hour before the start of a program. Due to safety restrictions, seating is limited and we ask that each family bring no more than two grownups.


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 FirstThingsFirst.org      #pplstorytime #familystorytime  

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Winter ToddlerTime at Yucca Library: Penguins

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Yucca Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 


Tickets will be given out at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts. 


Join us for our first of three fun winter-themed ToddlerTimes! Today's storytime will be all about penguins

Who’s it for? Toddlers ages 24-36 months and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Toddlers like to GO, GO, GO, so bring them to the 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. Your toddler also will learn to take turns, play with others, and communicate with adults and other children as they take part in this interactive 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 FirstThingsFirst.org 


#pplstorytime #toddlertime 

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Kindergarten Bootcamp at Mesquite Library

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2022? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. 


Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. This series meets on the following dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7 and 14. 


This program is only for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2022. Not entering kindergarten in Fall 2022Check out Tools for School , our school readiness program for 3-5 year olds and their grown-ups.. 


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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Winter BabyTime at Acacia Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Acacia Library
Acacia Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

Who’s it for? Babies up to two years old and their favorite grownups 

What will you do? Play, sing, and read with your baby in a warm and nurturing program.  

What will your baby learn? Growing brains need to hear lots of language! Your baby will learn to recognize the small sounds and patterns in language and add new words. Babies and their favorite adults will also build social skills as they learn and play with other families with young children. 


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 FirstThingsFirst.org       #pplstorytime #babytime 

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Farm Express Mobile Market

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library

Farm Express Mobile Market

The Farm Express Mobile Market will be at Burton Barr Central Library from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the east parking lot on October 12, 2021.

A mobile produce market offering high-quality affordable fruits and vegetables.

Buy one, get one free with SNAP/EBT!

For every dollar you spend using your SNAP/EBT card, you will earn another dollar in Double Up Food Bucks to spend in the market!

They accept credit and debit cards – SNAP/EBT – Double Up Food Bucks.

Farm Express Mobile Market

Un mercado móvil de productos agrícolas que ofrece frutas y verduras asequibles y de alta calidad.

Martes, el 12 de Octubre 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Compro uno y obetenga otro gratis con SNAP/EBT!

Por cada dólar que usted gaste con su tarj eta SNAP/EBT usted tendrá otro dolor de Double Up Food Bucks para gastar en el camion.

ACEPTAMOS

Tarjetas de crédito y débito efectivo - SNAP/EBT y Double Up Food Bucks.

 

 

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Kindergarten Bootcamp at Juniper Library

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Juniper Library
Meeting Room

The City of Phoenix follows CDC Guidelines for reducing COVID risk. Everyone age 2 and older visiting a city facility, including libraries, is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need a mask for you or your child, please ask at the Desk. Attendance at in-person programs is reduced to accommodate physical distancing. Thank you for understanding. 

 

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2022? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. 


Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. This series meets on the following dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7 and 14. 


This program is only for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2022. Not entering kindergarten in Fall 2022Check out Tools for School , our school readiness program for 3-5 year olds and their grown-ups.. 


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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Farm Express Mobile Market

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Harmon Library
The Farm Express Mobile Market bus will be on-site bringing fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables.

Buy one, get one FREE with SNAP/EBT (up to $20 per day)! For every dollar you spend with your SNAP/EBT you will earn another dollar in Double Up Food Bucks to spend on the bus!
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College Depot VIRTUAL FAFSA Lab

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming

Must call 602.261.8847 to sign up for a one-on-one slot!

Filing the FAFSA is the first step to finding money for college. The new FAFSA opening date for 2022-23 starts October 1st, 2021. Receive free assistance with the application process in this VIRTUAL FAFSA Small Group Lab. 

To complete the FAFSA application, you will need:

  • Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number*
  • 2020 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned (e.g., IRS 1040, 1040EZ, etc.)
  • Records of investments, veterans’ benefits, and/or untaxed income (if applicable)
  • Parents’ information (if applicable): Parents’ date of birth; Month and Year of marriage/divorce
  • A Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to electronically sign your FAFSA. (If you do not already have one, visit https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id to obtain one.)

*Social Security cards issued for work purposes only are not FAFSA eligible (e.g., DACA recipients)

If a student is considered dependent, they will also need their parent/guardian's financial information. A student is considered independent if they answer YES to any of the following. Otherwise, they are considered dependent:

  • Age 24 or older by Dec. 31st of the award year
  • Married
  • Working on a master’s or doctorate degree
  • Current active member or veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Have children or dependents (other than a spouse) who received more than half of their support from you
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Kids Cafe

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

Kids Café provides free meals for youth under age 18, Monday through Saturday after school while supplies last at the libraries listed below. Meals will be grab and go. Parents/caregivers do not need to bring children to receive meals, however they will be asked to provide proof of children and list each child's name and age. Each qualifying child will receive meals while daily supplies last. On Saturdays, customers may request double meals for each child if supplies allow. Meals are provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.

Kids Café ofrece comidas gratis para jóvenes menores de 18 años de lunes a sábado* después de la escuela mientras duren las reservas en las bibliotecas enumerados a continuación. Las comidas serán para llevar. Los padres /cuidadores no necesitan traer a los niños para recibir comidas, sin embargo, se les pedirá que presenten un comprobante de los niños y que indiquen el nombre y la edad del niño. Cada niño calificado recibirá comida mientras duren las existencias. Los sábado, los clientes pueden solicitar comidas dobles para cada niño si los suministros lo permiten. Las comidas son proporcionadas por St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. 

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Kids Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Children's Place Programming Room
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Study Hall on Discord

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Programming
Need help with homework? Want to find a study group? Join the online study hall on Discord and meet with tutors or your peers and create your own study groups. Teen Volunteer Tutors' will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm. To join the discord sign up here at https://forms.office.com/g/wrbxLQGUNV 

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