Youth (5-12)

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Children-2xThings to See & Do:

Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading time is here! We love the energy that this time of year brings to the youth library and encourage all of our library kids to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and win prizes for reading!

Family Computers

Our family computers are available for kids, ages 0-18, in need of a space to work on homework, explore the internet, or play games. These computers provide Internet access and standard Microsoft Office software.

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.

Learning Lab 

Home to the library Sprouts programs, this space is equipped with literacy kits for math, science, and reading. Reading kits include games and activities focused on phonics, word work, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Play Areas

The "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.

Tempe Galleries

Tempe Galleries are satellite exhibitions coordinated by the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. Adjacent from the Youth Computer Lab.


View exact dates and times by visiting our event calendar.

Code Club

In Code Club, kids (ages 8-16) learn different computer programming languages and how to make apps, computer games, and websites. Registration required.

Color Me Happy

Families can color and relax to calming music and help reduce stress and anxiety as they express their inner artist.

Curiosity Machine AI Family Challenge Program

Join the Curiosity Machine AI Family Challenge, where students and families explore core concepts of Artificial Intelligence. Registration required.

Family LEGO Lab

Creative fun for children and their caregivers with Lego and Duplo blocks.

Family Sprouts

Kindergarten - 3rd grade kids, visit our Learning Lab to check out and engage with Literacy Kits packed with a variety of activities that focus on key reading skills.

Kids Cafe

Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal and educational activity, provided by St Mary’s Food Bank.


Meet new friends and engage in cooperative play while attempting weekly challenges that promote engineering, math, and problem-solving skills. Registration required.

Math Sprouts

3rd grade students struggling in Math can boost math skills via targeted instruction aligned to state standards. Registration required.

Open Lab

Homeschoolers and their teachers can come use the Learning Lab to study, do research, and work on projects.

Page Turners

Program provides a one-on-one, consistent partnership that encourages trust and confidence while reading with an ASU honor student. Registration required.

Reading Sprouts

1st Graders who are struggling in reading receive targeted instruction aligned to state standards to help them gain key reading skills. Registration required.

Time to Talk: ELL/ESL for Kids

Kids 5-8 years of age, learning to speak English, can register to learn new vocabulary, learn about American Culture and make new friends, in an encouraging, friendly environment. Registration required.

Writing Sprouts

Creative writing and handwriting skills for youth age 5-8.

Find Books

Reading with Lexile Numbers

eBooks for Kids

Library Book Recommendations

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