Things to See and Do:
Family & Children Computers
The Youth Library is equipped with both Family computers and Children's computers loaded with educational software and games.
Visit the "Family Corner" play area for a fun place to unwind.
Caitlin Benson Collection
A collection of books encouraging children to respect differences and appreciate similarities in themselves and others through reading.
Baby Storytime (0- 18 months)
Mondays, Jan 8 - Feb 26: 10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Babies and their favorite grown-ups are invited to join us for 40 minutes of rhymes, songs, movement & fun! Program is designed to promote and support the ABC's of parenting: attention, bonding and communication. We save the last 20 minutes for play & social interaction.
Toddler Storytime (18 months - 3 yrs)
Wednesdays, Jan 10 - Feb 28: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers and their favorite grown-ups are invited to join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays & fun! Program is designed to promote and support the ABC's of parenting: attention, bonding and communication. We save the last 10 minutes for play & social interaction.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
Thursdays, Jan 11 - March 1: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for fun preschool storytimes that help prepare your child for Kindergarten. Preschool storytimes include books, songs, fingerplays and storyboards to encourage early learning. Activities are developmentally appropriate for children ages 3-5 years.
Family Storytime (All Ages)
Wednesdays, Jan 10 - Feb 28: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Our youngest library customers and their family members of all ages are invited to the library for an evening family storytime where we will share books, music, fingerplays, puppet friends, and lots of interactive learning fun!
Saturday Storytime (All Ages)
Last Saturday of the month, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Dec 30| Jan 27 | Feb 24 | March 31 | April 28
Join us the last Saturday of every month. Parents and children will delight in the joys of songs, rhymes, movement activities, and fingerplays that encourage early learning.
Preschool Storytime @ Changing Hands
One Tuesday a month, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
August 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
Location: Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe
Visit Changing Hands Bookstore for a Preschool storytime every third Tuesday that includes books, songs, fingerplays, and storyboards to encourage early learning. Activities are developmentally appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. Enjoy a themed craft after stories! No registration required. Fee: None.
View more programs and detailed descriptions by visiting our calendar or newsletter.
Ages 0- 18 months
Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
August 5 - December 9
Location: Youth Library in the Family Corner
Play is a natural tool for children to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Drop in and join other parents and bond with your baby through play! We will have toys geared toward 0-18 months available for the hour. Registration is not required. Fee: None.
First Five Years
Ages 0- 5 years
Session 1: Mondays, Feb 5 - March 5, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Session 2: Fridays, Feb 2 - Feb 23, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Provides the latest skills and information for parenting children ages 0-5. Topics include temperament, brain development, self-calming, positive discipline and school readiness. First Five Years® is provided through a grant from First Things First. TPL and NDI have partnered to bring this program to you. Childcare is provided. Fee: None.
REGISTER ONLINE: Session 1 - Tempe Public Library in the Mill - Code #57105
REGISTER ONLINE: Session 2 - North Tempe Multi-generational Center - Code#57106
Reading with Lexile Numbers
- What is a Lexile number?
- Scholastic Book Wizard Book Search
(In Advanced Search limit by "Lexile Range")
eBooks for Kids
- Tumblebook Library
OverDrive eBooks for Kids
Click here to learn more and download the Overdrive app.
- Scholastic Listen & Read Activities
Library Book Recommendations
Find more information on our Book Recommendations page.
- Bilingual Picture books
- Community Helpers
- Potty Time
- Royal Tales
- Toddler Favorites
Links for Parents