Get ready to go back to school with Chandler Public Library!

As summer break quickly comes to an end, the excitement and nervousness of a new school year start to bubble up in households everywhere. Parents often look for ways to ensure their kids are well-prepared for the upcoming school year. Here’s how parents can use the Chandler Public Library to help their kids get ready to go back to school.

  1. Access to a Wide Range of Books

Chandler Public Library offers an extensive selection of books that cater to all reading levels and interests. This is particularly helpful for kids who need to brush up on their reading skills or want to get ahead. Encouraging children to pick books that interest them can foster a love of reading and improve their literacy skills. We also have recommended reading lists for kids on a variety of topics.

  1. Educational Programs and Workshops

Chandler Public Library hosts various programs and events designed to engage children and enhance their learning. These range from storytime sessions for younger kids to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) workshops for older ones. Teens and adults can learn new DIY skills using equipment in The Makery, like the Glowforge laser cutter or the Ultimaker 3D printer. Participating in these activities can boost a child’s knowledge and enthusiasm for different subjects.

  1. Access to Technology and Resources

Chandler Public Library provides access to computers, internet, and educational software. For families who might not have these resources at home, the library becomes an essential tool for research and completing school projects. CPL also provides access to online databases and learning resources that can supplement school learning, all free with your library card.

  1. Quiet Study Spaces

Sometimes, finding a quiet place to study at home can be challenging. Chandler Public Library offers huddle spaces that can be reserved for free with a library card. Huddle spaces provide a calm and quiet environment conducive to focused study. Whether it’s for reading, completing homework, or preparing for exams, the library can be a perfect spot for kids to concentrate without distractions.

  1. Encouraging Responsibility and Independence

Did you know that with a Chandler Public Library card, you can check out up to 100 items at a time? Regular library visits can teach kids important life skills such as responsibility and independence. Allowing children to have their own library card and letting them choose and check out their own books gives them a sense of ownership and accountability. Learning to return books on time and taking care of borrowed items are small but valuable lessons in responsibility. Bonus: Chandler Public Library no longer assesses overdue fines!

  1. Support for Parents

But wait, there’s more! Chandler Public Libraries are not just for kids. CPL offers a wealth of resources for parents, too. We have parenting books, access to a phenomenal resource called ParentTV, workshops for adults, and we would be happy to show you ways to read or listen to your favorite author’s new book on your phone while you wait in the pickup line.

Preparing for a new school year doesn’t have to be stressful. By taking advantage of the myriad resources and programs offered by Chandler Public Library, you can help your children start the school year with confidence and enthusiasm. From educational resources to quiet study spaces, the Chandler Public Library provides a supportive environment that fosters learning and growth. So, make the library a regular part of your back-to-school routine and watch your children thrive!