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Learning Through Play


Rock Garden: Room to Grow

Play is fueled by imagination, attention, and interaction. These are also the building blocks of early-literacy development. The library’s Rock Garden thrives on this common ground. It is a space for children, ages five and younger, to develop early literacy skills through interactive play with adult caregivers and other children.

Deliberately selected toys are carefully maintained to support constructive engagement and encourage imaginative play. Children must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver in the Rock Garden, which is open during regular library hours.

The Rock Garden has been serving Prescott residents since 2012. The Friends of Prescott Public Library contributed seed money for the improvements, and was supported by a $15,000 grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Since that time, the Rock Garden has been important to countless families.