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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The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.


Marta! Big & Small

Follow Marta on an animal-packed journey through the jungle in Tempe Public Library’s newest StoryWalk® installation, Marta! Big & Small, by author Jen Arena and illustrator Angela Dominguez. The book is now on display at the park adjacent to Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St.


What is a StoryWalk® ?

A StoryWalk® is a self-led walk, along which you can read a children's storybook at different spots while you stroll. You begin at the green sign outside of the Escalante Community Center entrance, and follow the story until you finish at the red sign. The StoryWalk® is available for anyone to read during the park's open hours.

Where can I find the StoryWalk® ?

The Tempe Public Library's StoryWalk® is located at the Escalante Community Center at 2150 E. Orange Street, Tempe, AZ, 85281.

More Learning Opportunities in Tempe

Check out Read On Tempe for more great early education opportunities.

Additional Information

Upcoming Library Activities

Book suggestions: A Universes of Stories for Toddlers 

Book suggestions: A Universe of Stories for Kids

Book suggestions: A Universe of Stories for Teens

Tempe's Previous StoryWalks®

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