National Library Week is April 4-10 – Bookmark Contest
Using the theme "Welcome to Your Library!", we invite you to design your own bookmark.
A winning design from each age category (Kids ages 4-7, Tweens ages 8-11, Teens ages 12-17, and Adults ages 18 and up) will be printed as limited-edition bookmarks.
Print out a blank bookmark page or pick one up at any of the drive-thru windows, curbside, or inside Civic Center Library and Mustang Library during open hours and submit by April 10 to be considered.
Submissions can be dropped off at the windows, inside Civic Center Library and Mustang Library during open hours, or on social media using the hashtag #ScottsdaleLibraryWeek.
Books2Boogie is Back In-Person
We are excited to announce the return of in-person storytimes! Play and learn together using books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays to promote early learning. For dates, times, and locations, follow us on social media or check our online calendar. New dates will be announced weekly and some storytimes will require registration. All storytimes will be held outside with limited space, social distancing and masks are highly encouraged for participants ages 6 and up.
Library YouTube Programs
Tune in every week to see what your favorite librarians from Arabian, Civic Center, and Mustang libraries are up to, and learn tips and tricks and discover what is trending in the world of books and reading.
In the Stacks – Presented by Mustang Library
1 p.m., Tuesdays, April 6 and 20 on YouTube
Get Lit – Presented by Civic Center Library
1 p.m., Tuesdays, April 13 and 27 on YouTube
Turning the Page – Presented by Arabian Library
6:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 8 and 22 on YouTube
Crafty Storytime - Bees
Join us for a buzzzzzing good time as we read a story, sing a song and make book bees to celebrate spring. Craft kits can be picked up, while supplies last, starting Thursday, April 8 at any of the drive-thru windows, curbside, or inside Civic Center Library and Mustang Library during open hours. Tune in to the library's YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 15 for a story, rhymes, and instructions.
Crafty Storytime online
10 a.m. on Thursday, April 15
Full STEAM Ahead: Chemical Eruptions
Experience an explosion of chemical reactions, while learning about the forces created by chemistry. Tune in at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 24 on the library's YouTube channel to conduct your own home experiments by using everyday household supplies.
Full STEAM Ahead: Chemical Eruptions online
10 a.m., Saturday, April 24
Business Help Databases
For our business focused patrons, Scottsdale Public Library has many useful online services that can help with new business opportunities, business plans, marketing strategies, personal finance research, and much more. Business Market Research Collection offers information on 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, summary financials, competitors, officers and more. RefUSA by Data Axle has verified information on more than 16 million U.S. businesses and residential demographic profiles of neighborhoods, counties and states. Great for business research, business owners and entrepreneurs!
Find these services and more at Scottsdalelibrary.org/research/business.
Wanting readily available read-a-longs and picture books for the kiddos? Tumblebooks online digital library streams hundreds of engaging children's books, sing a longs, chapter books, nonfiction subjects, games, puzzles and more! Keep the love of reading alive safely from home with these interactive tales of adventures, friendships and the importance of washing your hands!
Check it out at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/downloadables.