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Knowing & Growing

Every Child Ready to Read


Knowing and Growing is a series of programs for families that support the growth and development of young children. Programs are designed to relay information and develop new skills that support early learning through playful interactions with your child. You’ll be Knowing & Growing together!




Books Can ©

(ages 0-3 / limit 15 children / 45 min / six-week series)

Books Can…© is a unique program based on Arizona's Infant & Toddler Guidelines and Arizona's Early Learning Standards that uses popular picture books, rhymes, songs and interactive activities to promote children's social and emotional development.

Registrants are expected to attend all six weeks.


Upcoming programs
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Monday, October 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Monday, October 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site

See our upcoming Books Can…© programs



Fun With Math and Science

(ages 3-5 / limit 18 children / 45-60 min / six-week series)

Explore math and science concepts in an interactive, playful way! Based on the Arizona Early Learning standards for math and science, this six-week course will explore concepts and introduce strategies to use with your child to help build and strengthen their mathematical and scientific thinking skills.

Registrants are expected to attend all six weeks.


Upcoming programs
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM Appaloosa Library
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM Arabian Library
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM Appaloosa Library
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM Arabian Library
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:30 AM Appaloosa Library
Monday, October 02, 2017 at 10:30 AM Arabian Library
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 10:30 AM Appaloosa Library
Monday, October 09, 2017 at 10:30 AM Arabian Library
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM Appaloosa Library
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM Arabian Library
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM Appaloosa Library
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM Arabian Library
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM Off-Site

See our upcoming Fun With Math and Science programs


Raising a Reader

(ages 0-5 / 2 hrs / limit 15 children)

Raising a Reader is an 8-week program that supports building early literacy skills through parent/child interactions. We incorporate books, singing, dancing and playing to develop the skills needed for your child’s success in school.


Upcoming programs

See our upcoming Raising a Reader programs



Stay and Play

(ages 0-5 / limit 20 children / 90 min / six-week series)

This six-week series of play-based learning is for children up to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Each session will feature local resource professionals who address a variety of early childhood topics.

Please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your child.s registration.


Upcoming programs
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM Mustang Library
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM Mustang Library
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM Mustang Library
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 10:30 AM Mustang Library
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM Mustang Library
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM Mustang Library
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM Civic Center Library
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM Civic Center Library
Friday, November 03, 2017 at 10:30 AM Civic Center Library
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM Civic Center Library
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM Civic Center Library
Friday, December 01, 2017 at 10:30 AM Civic Center Library

See our upcoming Stay and Play programs



Knowing & Growing Program Locations

Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  480-312-7051

Arabian Library
10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  480-312-7051

Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  480-312-7051

Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  480-312-7051

Palomino Library
12575 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
  480-312-7051

Vista del Camino
7700 E. Roosevelt St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
  480-312-2323


This project was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency under the Library Services Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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