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Phoenix Public Library Storytimes

Chris and Jana Tingom

We visited the Mesquite branch of the Phoenix Library this weekend (over by Paradise Valley Mall) and I was reminded again that they have an excellent story time for kids. Plus, it’s free! Story times are held year-round in Phoenix except all locations take a holiday in December. You’ll want to visit for any cancellations or closures, or for information about other locations.

Event descriptions:

  • BabyTime for Crawlers: Birth to crawling with caregiver.
  • BabyTime for Walkers: Walking to 23 months with caregiver.
  • BabyTime: Birth to 23 months with caregiver.
  • ToddlerTime: Birth to 23 months with caregiver.
  • Family Storytime: All ages. Children, birth to 5, with caregiver.
  • DiscoveryTime: Focuses on science and math concepts for children ages 3 to 5, with caregiver.

Century Library events:

1750 E. Highland Ave.

  • BabyTime: Friday at 10 am
  • Family Storytime: Thursday at 11:15 am
  • DiscoveryTime: Saturday at 10:30 am

Mesquite Library events:

4525 E. Paradise Village Pkwy N.

  • BabyTime: Saturday at 9:15 am
  • BabyTime for Crawlers: Monday at 9:15 am
  • BabyTime for Walkers: Monday at 10:15 am
  • ToddlerTime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:15 am
  • Family Storytime: Tuesday at 10:15 am and Wednesday at 6:15 pm
  • DiscoveryTime: Saturday at 10:15 am

Saguaro Library events:

2808 N. 46th St.

  • BabyTime: Monday at 9:30 am
  • ToddlerTime: Monday at 10:30 am
  • Family Storytime: Tuesday at 6:30 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am

What’s it about? Storytimes are about sharing books, songs, stories, and activitites that are just right for the age of your child. A parent must attend with your children. Check your local Phoenix library for kid events. Have fun!


  • Chris and Jana Tingom

    We live in Scottsdale, AZ and have three children, ages 10, 7 and 3. They are full of energy, and so we're always looking for new things to do. Come join our family adventures!

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