Youth (5-12)

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Things to See & Do:

Youth Computer Lab

The Tempe Public Library has numerous computers available for their youth in need of a space to work on homework, explore the internet, or play games. Public Computers provide Internet access and standard Microsoft Office functions. Users can log-on to computers with a Tempe Public Library card.

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.

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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