Reading Struggles

Reading Struggles

By Wendy White In 2019 more than half of all students in Arizona from elementary school through high school failed the reading portion of the AzMERIT standardized test. The reasons for this deficiency are varied—inadequate school funding, a lack of early childhood...
Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats

Join our Park Rangers for fun and learning about South Mountain around the campfire. $4. 6:45-7:45pm.

Family Playtime Nature Prints and Sensory Tubs

Visit the Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science for Family Playtime Pop-ups, located outside the Marley Learning Labs. Featured activities invite families to participate in nature-based play. Included with regular admission, ages 2 and under...

Tempe Book Festival:

An annual event intended to celebrate reading, writing, and a love for books. The Festival brings together local authors, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, youth activities and more. 10am-3pm. Free.  Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.,...
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Come help your preschooler learn early literacy skills through music, books, crafts, and more! For ages 4-5. Free. 1:15-2pm. Litchfield Park Library, 101 W Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park. mcldaz.org

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