Construye Un Mundo Mejor: Lectura de verano

Construye un Mundo Mejor Summer Reading slogan in Spanish

Lectura de verano Del sábado 20 de mayo al sábado 15 de julio In English Un vistazo a la lectura de verano Evento Cuándo Dónde Inicia la lectura de verano Sábado, 20 de mayo En todas las bibliotecas Fiesta Familiar Sábado, 20 de mayo, de 7 a 9 p. m. Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 […]

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Build a Better World This Summer!

build a better world illustration of a boy and girl working on a project

Summer Reading Saturday, May 20 - Saturday, July 15 En español Summer Reading at a Glance Event When Where Summer Reading starts Saturday, May 20 All libraries Family Fiesta Saturday, May 20, 7-9pm Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Road Free book giveaway for children and teens Starting Tuesday, May 30 All libraries, […]

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Celebrating Kids’ Choices for Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros

kids holding cascarones that they made

Our Children’s Services team is excited to feature book comments written by children, for children, about children’s literature as part of our celebration of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros, during the month of April. For example, see what Jonah and Zarya have to say about a magical favorite: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone It has […]

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Tweens vote for their favorite book series

harry potter book next to jar of jellybeans, candle, and feather

If you ever think that kids today don’t read or don’t care about books, listen to this story! We recently visited Old Tucson Studios for their annual Ted Walker Youth Day, with an information table about the library and our services. We let kids vote for their favorite book series. Since we were talking to […]

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Fun resources for minds in the making

Infant Boy Playing with Toys, African-American, toddler, baby

We've been talking a lot in our Children's Services department these days about the book Mind in the Making, and executive function. It breaks down seven essential life skills that every child needs, and presents them in a common-sense, easy, accessible way. You can literally play your way towards building these skills. If you visit this […]

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Happy Days, Sure, but Challenges Too

Henry Winkler with book covers of his children's books

Henry Winkler seems like a nice guy—was the thought that went through my head as I heard his call-in interview on local radio station KLPX's The Frank Show this morning—and he writes children's books!  His Hank Zipzer series is about an elementary school-aged boy who's dyslexic. Winkler is dyslexic, and in the interview, he talked about […]

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There are not enough words to describe how much I love wordless books!

The Lion and the Mouse book cover

I'm always excited when new books arrive at the Library, and I'm always very excited to discover a new wordless picture book that I love, like Float, by Daniel Miyares. I find it fascinating that a book with no words can convey such a moving experience for the reader. With the digitally rendered illustrations in Float you are […]

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The six traits of writing your kid’s teacher wants to see

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Encourage your child to become a writer For beginning writers of any age, the blank page can be daunting. To support your child's first writing assignments, we made lists of picture books that match up with the six traits that teachers in Arizona look for in children's writing. They'll give your child a great start, with examples of how to […]

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Every Child Ready to Learn (and Teach) … Youngster Science

girl doing science experiment at toMorrowMania

Young children are like scientists who have a definite curiosity about what goes on around them. They ask questions, form hypotheses, and find ways to prove their theories by touch, taste, smell, listening, and using the same techniques that allow scientists to learn about the world. Child development expert Andrew N. Meltzoff writes, Babies and […]

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Haiku presented by Koo

Koo is a charming panda bear who will melt your heart and tickle your funny bone in this very delightful first introduction into the Japanese form of poetry known as haiku. Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons by author and illustrator, Jon J. Muth, captures the essence of each season with simple haiku and beautiful […]

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