Learning to code is an increasingly critical skill. It’s important for children to know how to use technology, but even more important for them to know how technology works. In addition, learning to code helps to strengthen problem-solving skills and logical thinking and supports key academic subjects, like math and science. Code Club lets tweens and teens have fun, collaborate, and create while they also learn critical 21st century skills. For children ages 8 to 13. 1st Thursday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.
Use our LEGO bricks to build your creations. LEGO Club helps stimulate children’s imagination and originality through building with LEGO bricks to a different theme every month. Playing with blocks is a great way to encourage brain development. Blocks help children develop fine motor skills, learn about problem-solving, work in teams, develop math and science skills, and have fun! For children ages 6 to 14. 1st, 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:45 to 5:00 PM.
Be creative and learn STEAM-related skills in our fun Steam Club (STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). This monthly class helps develop children’s interest in STEAM-related activities while also stimulating their imagination and originality. For children ages 6 to 14. 4th Tuesday of every month from 3:45 to 4:30 PM.
IItsy Bitsy Storytime is an early literacy program that uses rhymes, books and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, and book reading into a fun-filled 25 minute session for children ages birth to 2 and their caregivers. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. You can help your baby and toddler learn important skills now so they will have the literacy skills to succeed later in life. For children ages birth to 2. Wednesdays from 9:15 to 9:45 AM.
Family Storytime is an opportunity to introduce young children to reading using stories, songs and puppets. It is also an opportunity to develop positive social interaction skills with other children. All children will have an opportunity to use their imagination and memory with a variety of guessing games and other activities. Licensed therapy dogs often visit our Family storytimes throughout the year. For children ages 3 to 5. Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:25 AM.
Join an instructional specialist with First Things First and The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension during Itsy Bitsy Storytime to develop exceptional parenting skills and make healthy choices for your children.
Summer Reading provides fun and exciting opportunities for children and teenagers to explore the world of reading and lifelong learning while helping to prevent the “summer slide” kids’ experience being out of school. Summer Reading features exciting events, such as Pawsome Readers (read to a therapy dog program), Craft Events and Special Events.
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Caldecott Medal award winning book list
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. View the current book list.
Newbery Medal award winning book list
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. View the current book list.