Storytime Room Expansion
The children’s storytime activities are among the most popular offered at Civic Center Library, providing early learning opportunities for kids ages 0-5. Unfortunately, space limitations mean children are frequently turned away.
Scottsdale Public Library and the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are collaborating to build a bigger, more technologically advanced storytime space, which officially opened to the public on May 12, 2022 as the SkyRoom.
Phase 1 of this project (now complete) involved expanding the space from 1,600 to 3,428 square feet and adding technology including a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, a flat screen Smart TV, and iPad tablets.
City of Scottsdale Capital Improvement funded the majority of construction costs, while the Friends raised $28,000 with support from organizations including Fiesta Bowl Charities and Literary Society of the Southwest.
Phase 2 of this project will furnish the new space to optimize the learning experience for children and families. The Friends is looking to raise an additional $28,000 to fund:
- Flip top nesting tables, lounge/bench seats and ottomans to keep children comfortable and engaged during story hour
- Custom display wall and shelving to store books and technology
You can support this effort with a tax-deductible donation to the Friends. You can also mail a donation to:
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library
PO Box 71
Scottsdale, Arizona 85252