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Early Learning Programs

Supporting your child’s early learning will help prepare them for school and life. Join us at one or more of your programs especially designed for your child ages 0-5. Together we will share books, songs and rhymes and enjoy singing, dancing and having fun all while learning 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.

S.T.E.A.M. Storytime (ages 0-5 / 30 min / limit 20 children)
This storytime uses fun and hands-on ways to challenge children’s thinking and problem-solving skills.

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 in 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. Each library features an early learning space which is stocked with hands-on play items to support growth and development in young learners.


Read On Scottsdale

Read On Scottsdale

Read on Scottsdale was formed in support of Read On Arizona. The Scottsdale Public Library, working in partnership with the Scottsdale Family Resource Center and the Scottsdale Unified School District as well as other stakeholders seeks to ensure that all children 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.


Scottsdale Family Resource Center

City of Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Family Resource Center provides a variety of services to support families, parents, caregivers, expectant parents and their young children ages birth through age five (not yet in kindergarten). Located in South Scottsdale at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, the Family Resource Center offers guidance and support for families with young children by providing access to resources, referrals to support services and access to educational programs to ensure healthy growth and development for Scottsdale’s youngest learners and their families as they grow and thrive together.


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This is the Way…



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Hot Cross Buns



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Head, Shoulders, Knees and…



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