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​Summer Programs for Kids

Keep the kids busy this summer with free programs that will entertain and educate! Browse our selections below and start to plan your summer of fun!


Magic Show with Richard Steele!

Be astounded by mind reading and other feates of magic as renowned magician Richard Steele takes the stage.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

​Treasure Island

Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, this play is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. Relive the adventures of young Jim Hawkins as he encounters devilish pirates such as Long John Silver and Billy Bones.

Program sponsored by Maricopa County Library District as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

Juggler!

Juggling and more FUN! Delighting audiences for over thirty years, James Reid presents a performance of big tricks, laughs, and fun for all ages. Including unique tricks seen nowhere else, dangerous bowling ball juggling, and more! 

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

​Reptile Fun

Snakes in the library! Learn about reptiles and meet some slinky species up close.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

​Science Fun with Mark Carter

Join Mark Carter for Science Fun! This year’s program features the science of volcanos.  Mark performs an awesome lava flying and ever flowing experience with facts about Arizona volcanos – yes, we have over 600 (extinct) in Arizona and we will find out where we can visit one. 

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

​Fairytale Fun

Join costumed characters, Belle and Rapunzel, for stories, singing, dancing and photo ops. 

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

​Taiko Drumming

Make powerful music with the ancient Japanese art of Taiko.  Join Eileen Morgan and learn how to carry a beat. Program sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library as part of Maricopa County Reads, the summer reading program at the library.

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