Youth & Family2020-03-23T14:52:40-07:00

Youth, Teens & Family

The Desert Foothills Library is committed to the youth of our community.

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The Last Frontier – Exploring Together

In the time of COVID-19 everyone is getting creative to find things to do and explore. Well the last frontier; SPACE, is a great place to start. With updated technology and ease of access there are plenty of safe and exciting websites to explore and learn about the great wide open outside of our atmosphere. Check out some of these amazing sites and tell us on Instagram or Facebook what you found to be the coolest using the hashtag #DFLExploreTogether

RESOURCES

Discover Space 

SciStarter for 10-day Globe at Night Event

International Dark Sky Organization | Currently being encouraged and petitioned in Cave Creek

NASA ‘What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday 

NASA 

Exploratorium | Build a Solar System Model. Calculate relative sizes and distances of planets in the solar system

Planet Hunters Exoplanets Citizen Science project | search for extra solar planets 

Moon Mappers (Planet Mappers, Moon Edition) | citizen science project mapping craters on the Moon

Mercury Mappers (Planet Mappers, Mercury Edition) | citizen science project mapping craters on Mercury using images from the MESSENGER mission

Vesta Mappers (Planet Mappers, Vesta Edition) | citizen science project mapping craters on large asteroid Vesta using images from the Dawn mission

Mars Mappers (Planet Mappers, Mars Edition) | citizen science project mapping craters on Mars 

Aurorasaurus | Crowd sourcing aurora watch

Helioviewer | This is a solar image visualization tool that uses real NASA data from the Solar Dynamic Observatory to create short videos of the Suns’ activity, as well as view past solar events —-  Helioviewer tutorial

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Discover, Featured, News, Youth & Family|

New to Online Learning?

Many teens in Arizona are finding themselves using online learning tools that they have never used before, due to the social distancing measures in place at the moment. This can be a daunting prospect for some people, but it can actually be a very fun, engaging way to learn. And you never have to raise your hand to get a hall pass!

I spoke to some of our Teen Volunteers here at DFL to ask if they had any favorite sites, tools, or tips for getting in the swing of online learning and here are two of their favorites:

From ASU Digital Prep

Three Study Tips for Online Students

and from Northeastern University.

8 STRATEGIES FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF AN ONLINE CLASS

And don’t forget that DFL hosts a large array of digital resources to discover: Desert Foothills Library Digital Resources

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, Youth & Family|

Children book shelvesStorytime @ Desert Foothills Library

Support your children’s early literacy-skill building by bringing them to one of the Desert Foothills Library’s weekly storytimes.  Storytimes feature books, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, and/or crafts.

Next time you visit the Library, sign your child up for a library card and help to foster his or her lifelong love for learning! There is no minimum age requirement for children, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to register for a library card.

Storytime Schedule

(Siblings welcome!)

Story Kids (preschoolers ages 3-6)
Tuesday:  10:00 – 10:30 am

Family Lapsit (ages 10 months – 3 years)
Thursday:  10-10:30 am

Parents, please note that we reserve the right to change or remove storytimes as needed. We ask you to look closely at the event calendar to ensure that the storytime you wish to attend will still be held on the date you want.

Click below for …

Links to:
PDS Kids
Sesame Street
American Girl
Disney Online
NASA Kids
& More!!

Children’s Events @ Desert Foothills Library

Learners and Makers

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 17, 2020

Learners and Makers

July 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 17, 2020

Learners and Makers

August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 17, 2020

Learners and Makers

September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 17, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

October 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

October 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

October 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

November 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

November 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

November 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

November 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Baby & Toddler Lapsit

December 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2020

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