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Early Learning Programs

Helping your child get ready to read is fun! Join us at one or more of our programs especially designed for your child ages 0 – 5.
Learn how to share books, songs and rhymes while singing, dancing and having fun together.


Books 2 Boogie (all ages / 30 min / Limit 30 children)
(previously Shake, Rattle & Roll)
Share the joy of playful learning together! Children and their caregivers participate in music, movement and song in this program that promotes bonding and highlights the natural rhythms in language.

Family Storytimes (all ages / 30 min)
Play and learn together using books, puppets, rhymes, chants and fingerplays to promote early literacy.

Little Libros (all ages / 30 min / limit 30 children)
Join us for fun songs, stories and rhymes in English and Spanish. No prior knowledge of Spanish needed!

Story Stop (ages 0-5 / 15 min)
A short program of stories for children 0-5 years and their caregivers. No registration necessary.

Twos & Threes Together (ages 2-3 / 30 min / limit 20 children)
This fun and interactive program uses short stories, fingerplays and action rhymes to engage children and their caregivers in developing early learning skills.

Tiny Tot Time (ages 0-24 mos / 30 min / limit 15 children)
Developing babies' literacy and learning skills as they interact with their caregivers using songs, rhymes, movement and board books.


Knowing & Growing

Knowing & Growing

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!

Go to our Knowing & Growing page


Family Place Libraries

Family Place Library

Civic Center Library and Mustang Library are Family Place Libraries!

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children’s librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Stop by today to learn more!


Read On Scottsdale

Read On Scottsdale

Read on Scottsdale was formed to support Read On Arizona by the Scottsdale Public Library and Scottsdale Unified School District to show that Scottsdale supports its students by providing resources and help for anyone in need of assistance to achieve the third grade reading benchmark. We are working together to address the challenges in improving reading achievement in Scottsdale – particularly among our at-risk children – including developing solutions for certain critical areas of focus such as: Family Engagement, School Readiness, Early Grade Success, and Community Awareness/Mobilization.


The Ultimate Play Date

Ultimate Play Date 2016

Don’t miss Scottsdale Public Library’s Ultimate Play Date, coming in 2017

See details here »


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