Storytime and STEAM Programs Resume in June

Regular storytimes and STEAM programs at all four Chandler Public Library locations will be on a brief hiatus May 6 – 31, 2024. Library staff are busy preparing the next round of storytime and STEAM starting June 1, as well as getting ready for the Summer Reading Challenge**!

What to do in the meantime? Check out these great ideas for more things to do with the kids in May!

In the Library

Scavenger Hunts: Each month we offer a hunt for different pictures in the children’s areas at all four locations. Kids can win a fun prize! During regular library hours.

VOX Books: Check out one of these popular books that read along with your child.

Craft for Tots: Mommy & Me
Downtown Library, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Celebrate Mother's Day by making a craft to say thank you to Mom (or mother figure!) with a relaxing hour of playtime and community connection! Crafts appropriate for ages 0-4 years old.

Storytime and Activities at Home

CloudLibrary ebooks: Download the free CloudLibrary app and check out ebooks for kids.

Tumblebooks: Animated ebooks that read along with your child, online anytime.

Kanopy Kids: Stream great children’s video content, including storytime favorites and classic episodes of Sesame Street.

Freegal: Download your favorite storytime songs! 5 downloads per week, free with your library card.

Bubbles & Shakers: Kids love bubbles and shaker eggs. Follow up your at-home storytime with this recipe for bubbles! Try this one to make your own shakers from supplies around the house.

A to Z World Food: Try a cooking project at home! Learn about international foods and make one of the recipes.

Seed Library: Check out seeds and grow them at home! Visit the Sunset Library to see what’s available. 3 packets per household per month.

Fun Around Town

StoryWalk: Take a walk, read a book, and have an adventure! Explore StoryWalk picture book displays with your family at select local parks!

Break Time: Take a look at upcoming programs, classes, aquatics, local parks, and more offered by the City of Chandler.

Chandler Museum: Exhibits and educational programs for all ages.

Chandler Nature Center: Learn about nature and the great outdoors! Nature walks, events, and more.

Culture Pass: Check out culture! Up to 2 free admissions to venues around Arizona, depending on availability. See our Culture Pass page for details.


**Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! Online registration opens May 1, and you can start reading June 1. See you then!