Public Libraries and Programs

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Public Libraries and Programs

Scottsdale Public Libraries and Programs

Scottsdale offers five public libraries located around Scottsdale, Arizona. They consist of the Appaloosa, Arabian, Civic Center, Mustang and Palomino Library Branches.

Some of the events at the Appaloosa Branch Library include Family Story Time in which children listen to stories, participate in finger plays, music, and rhyming activities. There's also Shake, Rattle & Roll where kids dance to music. Tail Waggin' Tales offers certified service dogs that listen to the kids reading skills. Then there is Story Stop which is the early literacy program that uses delightful picture books. There's also a Yo-Yo Demo where children can learn new techniques, skills, and styles. The first 100 children will receive a free yo-yo to take home. The Appaloosa Branch is located at 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale.

The Arabian Branch Library offers some of the same programs as Appaloosa such as Story Stop, Family Story Time and Shake Rattle & Roll. The Arabian Branch is located at 10215 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch Rd., Scottsdale.

The Civic Center Library Branch also offers Family Story Time, Story Stop and Shake Rattle & Roll. There's also iPad for iTots where children can check out the Tiggly and Osmo manipulatives designed for children and adults to use together with a tablet. Also get tips on using tablets for children and find out which apps are good for preschool aged children. They also offer Appy Hour where kids can check out apps on the iPad and a puppet show of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The Civic Center Branch is located at 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale.

The Mustang Branch Library offers Family Story Time, Shake, Rattle & Roll, and Story Stop. The Mustang Branch Library is located at 10101 North 90th Street, Scottsdale.

The Palomino Branch Library offers Shake, Rattle, & Roll and Family Story Time. The Palomino Branch Librar is located at 2575 E. Via Linda Suite 102, Scottsdale.

Call (480) 312-7323 for additional information on any of the Scottsdale library branches or visit

Scottsdale offers many different programs that promote education for the youth. Whether you are from the area or in town to visit you should check it out. There are also programs for teens and adults. More information about other fun things to do in the city can be found at