Library Closure:

The library will be closed for observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The library lobby is open for HOLD pick-ups only. New holds can now be placed on items. The drive-up book drop is available 24 hours and interior book drop is available Mon.-Fri 9 a.m-5 p.m. More library services will be available soon. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards have been renewed to JULY 1. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For more information on library services check here.

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Things to See and Do:

The Cave

The Cave is home to our special AWE Early Learning Computers. Loaded with fun and educational games, the AWE computer content is correlated to academic standards and ideal for a variety of learning styles. The AWE computers were created specifically for kids ages 2-8.

Play Areas

The "Board Book Play" area, "Pueblo Playhouse", and the Puppet Theater corner are all great spaces that encourage imaginative playtime for children. 

Caitlin Benson Collection

The Caitlin Benson Collection of books encourages children to respect differences and appreciate similarities in themselves and others through reading.

Storytimes & Programs

View exact dates and times by visiting our event calendar.

Baby Storytime (0- 18 months)

Baby storytimes include 40 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement & fun! They are designed to promote and support the ABC's of parenting: attention, bonding and communication. The last 20 minutes is reserved for play & social interaction.

Toddler Storytime (18 months - 3 yrs) 

Toddler storytimes include 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays & fun! They are designed to promote and support the ABC's of parenting: attention, bonding and communication. The last 10 minutes is reserved for play & social interaction.

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)

Preschool storytimes help prepare your child for Kindergarten. They include books, songs, fingerplays and storyboards to encourage early learning. Activities are developmentally appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. 

Baby Bonding (0-18 months)

Drop in and bond with your 0-18 month child through play, which will help them develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.

Find Books

Reading with Lexile Numbers

eBooks for Kids

Library Book Recommendations

Other Resources

Every Child Ready to Read - Utilizing simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age 5.

First Things First - Arizona's  early childhood agency, committed to the healthy development and learning of young children from birth to age 5.

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