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Blooming Imaginations: Springtime Reads

Baby – 5 Years Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day. This...

Books for a Better Planet

Celebrate the wonders of the world with Maricopa County Library District’s recommendations for Earth Day reads! These books are sure to spark love and...

Books to Welcome a New Baby to the Family

So, you’re going to be a sibling? The Child Mind Institute says, “Bringing a new baby into the family is exciting, but it can also...

Once Upon a Time

Head on an adventure this winter with Maricopa County Library District’s recommendations for favorite fairytales! These books are sure to spark that “happily-ever-after” feeling!...

Book Pick for Moms & Dads

Book Pick for Moms Enough About the Baby: A Brutally Honest Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood By Becky Vieira Review by Monique Seleen If you’re a...

Book Pick for Moms and Dads: Chaos to Calm

My husband and I both love to read, but typically go for totally different genres! I love a good rom-com book, while he enjoys...

Take me out to the…Library!

Jump start your Fall reading list with these sports-themed reading recommendations from librarians across Maricopa County Library District! These books are sure to be...

Books about Kindness and Unity

This summer, libraries around the county are celebrating stories of unity and kindness during Maricopa County Reads, your library’s Summer Reading program. Jump start...

The Magic of Music Books

Librarians from across Maricopa County Library District have put together recommendations of their favorite reads about music. Looking for more? Check out all your...

Women’s History Month

This month, Maricopa County Library District librarians have handpicked materials commemorating the vital role women play in American history. Looking for more book recommendations?...

Reads for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Maricopa County Library District has handpicked a collection of books recognizing the black experience, celebrating community and culture,...

How to Self-Publish a Book: Tips from a Local Mom and Author

By Kari Yunt About 15 years, a story came to me. It was a bed time story about a little kid who wondered what would...

Winter Animals & Cozy Reads

Librarians across Maricopa County Library District have recommended their favorite winter-themed stories for your family to explore! Many of these titles are available in...

Reading Ideas for Tweens & Teens

Need some reading ideas for your tween or teen? Librarians at Maricopa County Library District have selected some Teen Reads that are sure to...

BOOKS: Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), Maricopa County Library District has handpicked these books celebrating the invaluable contributions of...

Subscription Boxes for Educational and Meaningful Playtime

As a new mom, I have become immersed in baby land consisting of diapers, wipes, and baby bottles. Recently, I discovered baby subscription boxes...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...