Youth (5-12)

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Visiting the Youth Library
Code Club Member

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.


Tempe Galleries

Tempe Galleries are satellite exhibitions coordinated by the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. Adjacent from the Youth Computer Lab. Learn more.


Library Legos
The library owns over 8,000 legos!
Join us in the Youth Library for the following regular programs.

All programs resume in June.
See Youth Summer Reading programs.

Color Me Happy
For: All ages
2nd Saturday of the month, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ELL/ESL for Kids
For: Ages 6 - 12
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Family Lego Lab
For: All ages
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Family Sprouts
For: Ages 5 - 9 & their caretakers
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Lego Lab
For: Ages 6 - 11 & their caretakers
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Math Sprouts
For: Ages 8 - 9
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 OR 3:30 p.m.

Page Turners
For: Ages 5 - 11
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Paws 2 Read
For: Ages 5 - 10 & their caretakers
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Reading Sprouts
For: Ages 6 - 7
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 OR 3:30 p.m.

Find tutoring programs.

View more programs and detailed descriptions by visiting our calendar or newsletter.

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What's New?

Paws 2 Read

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Come meet Roxy - She is a registered therapy dog who loves reading with children of all abilities. You can find her in the library's Caitlin Benson corner, reading books that celebrate diversity. Roxy is ready to read when you are, first come, first served, 10 minute time slots.
Parents must be present. Bring a book or borrow one selected by Roxy.


Ages 5-10
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
No sessions in May

June 7 | June 21 | July 5 | July 19
Location: Youth Library - Caitlin Benson Corner

Code Club
Youth Computer Lab


Want to learn how to code?

Join us and learn how to make computer games and websites. No computer or coding experience needed. Absolute beginners are welcome!
Ages 8 - 16

Two upcoming sessions in Summer 2018.
Registration opens in May.

June 4 - July 23
Mondays, 4:15 -5:00 p.m.


June 7 - July 26
Thursdays, 4:15 -5:00 p.m.


Books for Kids
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Reading with Lexile Numbers

eBooks for Kids

Library Book Recommendations

Find more information on our Book Recommendations page.

Links We Love
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  • Disney Junior
    For the younger Disney fans.
  • Nick Jr
    Play Games with Dora, Diego, The Backyardigans, Olivia and more favorites.
  • PBS Kids
    Home of Martha Speaks, Arthur, Curious George and many other favorite.
  • Sesame Street
    Fun, games and your friend Elmo, all on your favorite Street!

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