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.

Families enjoy the first story time in the renovated SkyRoom on May 12, 2022

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
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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