What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
 
October 2019
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During Fall Break, now though October 11,   Basha and Hamilton libraries will open at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. 

All four Chandler Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 14 for staff professional development and building maintenance.

All four locations will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, October 15. We apologize for any inconvenience. Visit our  website for more information on hours and library locations. 
Book Drive & Curbside Drop-Off

Do you need to clear some space in your home to get ready for the holidays? Are you ready to tidy up your living space and try a Marie Kondo inspired life? Are you looking for sustainable options for moving your old books and media into new hands, where they will be appreciated and used? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Chandler Public Library is ready to assist!

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, all four Chandler Public Library locations will participate in a Book Drive & Curbside Drop-off event to collect items that later will be sold through the Friends of the Chandler Public Library Book Shops. Donation of adult and children's hardback and paperback books, audio CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and textbooks will help the Friends raise critical funds for library programs and services.

To donate, place your gently used books and media in small boxes and bring them to your nearest Chandler Library location between 10 a.m. and noon on Oct. 5. Follow directional signage to the drop-off point and teen volunteers will be on hand to unload your donations. To see a complete list of what we do and don't accept, click here.

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Ages & Stages Questionnaire
Did you know five million children under the age of five are at risk for developmental delays?

ASQ is a set of questions about children's development from one month to age 5 1/2. The Chandler Library has partnered with Valley of the Sun United Way to bring this valuable tool to caregivers. The screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as communication, physical ability, social skills and problem-solving. ASQ can help identity your child's strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support.

When you click on the link to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, the information you enter is secure and cannot be seen or accessed by anyone other than the program employees at Valley of the Sun United Way. Children's individual data will not be shared with anyone other than the parent or legal guardian. ASQ is a tool to help parents and caregivers connect to early intervention services and community resources.
 
WHO:
Parents and caregivers of children, ages two months to five years old.
WHAT:
FREE developmental screenings during your child's early years helps you to make sure your child is on track, and identifies areas where your child may need additional support.
WHY:
A young child's brain is 90% developed by age five. Take advantage of our FREE online resources to give your child the best start. When children meet developmental milestones, they enter Kindergarten ready to learn!

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) is a confidential tool for parents which helps families connect to early intervention services and community resources.
ASQ-3's five key focus areas:
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Personal-Social Skills
Learning & Growing Together
Parent Engagement + Child Involvement = School Readiness

Friends Annual Meeting & Bookshop Showcase
Mark your calendar!
Join  library supporters at the Friends of the Chandler Public Library annual meeting on Tuesday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. the Chandler Downtown Library, 22 S Delaware Street.
  
Event includes a showcase of the newly revamped Friends Bookshop and light refreshments. Hear about how the Friends organization supports our library, and learn about upcoming book sales and the online store as well. 

Email your RSVP to friends@chandlerlibrary.org and earn a chance to spin the prize wheel at the event!

What Are Librarians Reading?

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Free downloads of your favorite music?
Are you using Freegal? How can you call yourself a music fan and not be using this excellent service that gives you five songs per week - absolutely free that you can keep forever. There are thousands of songs from popular artists (AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash) and tons of new & upcoming bands and musicians to enjoy. Speaking of new stuff, Tool's internet-breaking Fear Inoculum is here, as well as Beyoncé's latest Homecoming, the soundtrack to her live 2018 Coachella performance, and of course, the new EP from Lil Nas X featuring the ubiquitous "Old Town Road". Whatever your taste, Freegal is perfect for any music fan.
 
To access Freegal, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Books & More tab. Choose Music, then Freegal. You'll need your library card and PIN to log in and download songs if you're signing in from home. Can't decide what to download? Check out the Freegal Pick of the Week on our Music page.
 
Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Freegal! If you're a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Library Card page. eCard users can come in to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.
 
Freegal is a service for libraries from Sony Music.


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Chandler Basha Library
5990 S Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249

Chandler Downtown Library
22 S Delaware Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

Chandler Hamilton Library
3700 S Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85248

Chandler Sunset Library
4930 W Ray Road
Chandler AZ 85226

480-782-2800