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Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2020?

If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp from Phoenix Public Library! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks.


Is your child eligible for Bootcamp?

  1. Your child must be entering kindergarten in Fall 2020.
  2. You and your child must attend together.
  3. If this is not your first time attending, you must receive special permission to repeat the series. Email earlyliteracy@phoenix.gov.


Not eligible for Kindergarten Bootcamp?

Tools for School is our interactive weekly drop-in program for 3 to 5-year-olds and their favorite adults. You and your child will work on school readiness skills such as persistence, flexibility, and problem-solving while enjoying stories and activities.  

Learn more or find a Tools for School near you. 


Community Partners:

Would you like to host a Kindergarten Bootcamp series at your location? Please contact earlyliteracy@phoenix.gov for details.


In the Library

These Kindergarten Bootcamps will be held at Phoenix Public Library locations. 

Cholla Library

10050 Metro Parkway E., 85051 

Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24

Register for this series.

Harmon Library

1325 S. 5th Ave., 85003

Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon

September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26

Register for this series.

Juniper Library

1825 W. Union Hills Dr., 85027 

Mondays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4

Register for this series.

Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N. Central Ave., 85004

Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, and 14

Register for this series.

​Agave Library

23550 N. 36th Ave., 85310

Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12

Register for this series.

Bilingual - ​Desert Sage Library 

7602 W. Encanto Blvd., 85035

Wednesdays from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m.

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13

Register for this series.

​Cesar Chavez Library

3635 W. Baseline Rd., 85339

Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Register for this series

​Desert Broom Library

29710 N. Cave Creek Rd., 85331

Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m.

October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8 and 15

Register for this series

​Ironwood Library

4333 E. Chandler Blvd., 85048

Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, and 16

Register for this series.

Century Library

1750 E. Highland Ave., 85016

Sundays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, and 17

Register for this series.

​Cholla Library

10050 Metro Parkway E., 85051 

Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, and December 4

Registration for this series begins September 25.

South Mountain Community Library

7050 S. 24th St., 85042

Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, and 12 (no class on Thanksgiving Day)

Registration for this series begins September 23.

In the Community

These Kindergarten Bootcamps will be held at community locations around the Valley.

​Paradise Valley Family Resource Center

17835 N. 44th St., 85032

Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

September 17, 23, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Register for this series.

​Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center

3435 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12

Register for this series.

Supported by First Things First

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirst.org.

Additional support for Kindergarten Bootcamp comes from the Phoenix LibraryFoundation.


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