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: 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: 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, Author Visits, Cooking and Food, Dance, DIY, Games and Gaming, More Fun Stuff, Movies, Music, STEM
    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
    Event Details:
    Make your own beautiful art with just some paint and cling film! 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 "Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)" group.
    Library Branch: Montbello Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)
    Program Type: Animals
    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. Live animals! Meet three snakes and learn about their habits from our friends at Nat...
  • 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, Health and Wellness
    Event Details:
    Be a cosmetic chemist! Learn to make bath bombs for yourself, to sell, or as a gift.  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 regi...
  • 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, Dance, Games and Gaming, More Fun Stuff, Movies, Music, Social Events, STEM
    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: 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, More Fun Stuff, Movies, Music, STEM
    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.

    After School is Cool

    3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Library Branch: Athmar Park Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Kids (ages 5 - 12)
    Program Type: Other
    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 "Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)" group.

    Little University

    10:30am - 11:00am
    Library Branch: Hadley Branch Library
    Room: Community Room
    Ages: Birth-Pre-K (ages 0 - 5)
    Program Type: More Fun Stuff, Storytime
    Event Details:
    Explore early learning activities beyond traditional storytimes! Little University is back and will be held at the Hadley Branch Library every other Saturday. Our activities change, so please check back for specific details. All activities ar...
  • 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
    Event Details:
    Would you believe you only need sharpies, some rubbing alcohol, and a spray bottle to make a gorgeous bag?! After School Is Cool program with gaming, crafts, presenters and projects for children ages 8-12. Up to 20 children per day, first come fir...

Additional Back to School Resources

Educators

Educator Services

All Ages

Ask Us
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

Blog Posts