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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!


Illustration of an astronaut on the moonLunar Party

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Walk on the Moon at the Library Lunar Party. Relive the Giant Step for Mankind with fun activities and games.

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

Illustration of a balloon animalArizona Rick

Enjoy delightful storytelling with balloon twisting extraordinaire Arizona Rick!  Arizona Rick uses fantastical balloon creations and volunteers from the audience to tell stories, play games, and do a bit of magic.

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

Illustration of a rabbit and a magician's hat and a magic wandMagic Show!

Eric Giliam's professional Las Vegas-style stage show is dazzling. His illusions will leave you breathless.

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

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

Illustration pattern of tigers and leavesThe Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's novel, The Jungle Book, comes to life in a gripping performance by the Hampstead Stage Company. Follow Mowgli as he embarks on an adventure in the jungle. Through the use of puppets and masks, we meet Baloo and Bagheera, who guide Mowgli on his journey. Mowgli must escape from Kaa, the python, and defeat Shere Khan, the tiger. Join us on a daring quest, discovering the importance of family and good versus evil.

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

Illustration of a T-RexDinosaurs!

Dino Crew Entertainment is bringing the "dinosaur theme" to life with car-sized mechanical dinosaurs that kids can interact with. Experience an overwhelming sense of fear and joy as you see a baby T-Rex approaching you at approximately 7' tall & 13' long. 

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

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

Illustration of a snakeReptile 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.

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