Back to School with Denver Public Library

Child with backpack holding a book above their head with both handsAugust is Back to School Month! Join us in celebrating a new school year with students and educators of all ages!

In addition to a variety of tools and resources for kids, teens, caregivers, and educators, check out our collection of recommended materials on going back to school and social emotional development. Our Engage! magazine this month celebrates back to school with all students.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Athmar Park Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, DIY
    Event Details:
    Make your very own miniature decorative gardens designed to spark imagination and bring a wonderful enchanted world of “fairies” to life.  After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
    Room: Community Room (Full Room)
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Computers and Tech, Cooking and Food, Dance, Games and Gaming, STEM
    Event Details:
    After School is Cool Program with Gaming, Crafts, Projects and Presenters for children 8-12 years old. No Registration Required.   ...
  • This event is in the "Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)" group.
    Registration
    Library Branch: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
    Room: Floor 1, Lena Archuleta Community Room
    Ages: Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)
    Program Type: Animals, Storytime
    Registration Required
    Seats Remaining: Unlimited
    Event Details:
    Explore early learning activities beyond traditional storytimes! Little University is back and will be held at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez every other Wednesday. (Alternating weeks will feature an all-ages storytime.)  This week: Live a...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Athmar Park Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Cooking and Food, DIY, STEM
    Event Details:
    You don't need a fancy ice cream maker to make ice cream on the go. All you need is a plastic baggie and 15 minutes. After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to 20 children per day, first...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
    Room: Community Room (Full Room)
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Computers and Tech, Cooking and Food, Dance, Games and Gaming, STEM
    Event Details:
    After School is Cool Program with Gaming, Crafts, Projects and Presenters for children 8-12 years old. No Registration Required.   ...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Athmar Park Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Games and Gaming, Health and Wellness
    Event Details:
    Come celebrate the end of summer with some outdoor games! After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to 20 children per day, first come first serve. No registration required.  ...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
    Room: Community Room (Full Room)
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Computers and Tech, Cooking and Food, Dance, Games and Gaming, STEM
    Event Details:
    After School is Cool Program with Gaming, Crafts, Projects and Presenters for children 8-12 years old. No Registration Required.   ...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
    Room: Community Room (Full Room)
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Animals, Arts and Crafts, Computers and Tech, Cooking and Food, Dance, DIY, Games and Gaming, Health and Wellness, More Fun Stuff, Movies
    Event Details:
    After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to 20 children per day, first come first serve. No registration required.  ...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Athmar Park Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, DIY
    Event Details:
    Paper baskets are useful around the house and make great gifts. Learn how to weave your own paper basket! After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to 20 children per day, first come first...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
    Room: Community Room (Full Room)
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Computers and Tech, Cooking and Food, Dance, Games and Gaming, STEM
    Event Details:
    After School is Cool Program with Gaming, Crafts, Projects and Presenters for children 8-12 years old. No Registration Required.   ...
  • This event is in the "Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)" group.
    Library Branch: Montbello Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)
    Program Type: Performance, Storytime
    Event Details:
    Explore early learning activities beyond traditional storytimes! Little University is back and will be held at the Montbello Branch Library every other Wednesday. Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) invites you to experience Eric Carle’s&...
  • This event is in the "Kids (ages 5 - 12)" group.
    Library Branch: Athmar Park Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Arts and Crafts, DIY
    Event Details:
    Make gorgeous Sharpie tie dye bookmarks with this easy Sharpie and rubbing alcohol technique. After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to 20 children per day, first come first serve. No r...

Additional Back to School Resources

Educators

Educator Services

All Ages

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Personalized Reading Lists

Ages 0-5

Read Aloud Program
LENA Start
Little University

Grades K-5

Welcome to Reading Kits
Online Homework Tools

Grades 6-12 / Teens

Homework Resources

Adults

Career Online High School

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