Children's Bookflix Online Storybooks: Scholastic BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
ProgramsSummer Reading Program: Monday June 10th through Saturday August 3, 2013. We sponsor a very popular eight-week Summer Reading Club. Children register at the library for this free activity and enter one of three reading divisions:
- "Beginner" for our very youngest patrons, who are not yet able to read on their own
- "Reader" for school-age readers in grades 1 – 6
- "Challenger" for children in grades 2 – 6, in which 35 hours of reading is the goal
- Monday, June 17, 10 a.m.
Annie Banannie. Cook up an entertaining and sensational balloon story with Annie!
- Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.
Animal Magic. Exciting family audience participation comedy-magic, show with live exotic pets!
- Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Children leave their stuffed animals at the library for a sleepover.
- Monday, July 15, 10 a.m.
Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew. Hilarious music, costumes, play, pirates, toys and more wait!
- Monday, July 29, 10 a.m.
David Cousins. Bright, fun award-winning comedy juggling with audience involvement, music and thrills!
Barks & Books: Children are invited to read to a gentle and friendly dog visitor on the second Thursday of each month between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
- Please note: Mae Rose the Labradoodle is taking a break in August, along with her person, Dorothy. The next Barks and Books will be on September 12, 2013.
Preschool Storytimes: This very popular program brings babies, toddlers, pre-school children, parents and caregivers together for stories, songs, puppets and crafts. Days and times are:
- Monday mornings: at 10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday evenings: at 7:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 5th
- Wednesday, August 7th
- Monday, August 12th
- Wednesday, August 14th
- Please Note: Preschool Storytime will be taking a nap for two weeks in 2013!
Preschool Storytime will NOT meet on:
Parent Child Workshop Series: Part of the Family Place project. Families with children ages three and younger are invited to register for the Library’s popular five-week Parent/Child Workshop featuring noted resource professionals on Thursdays, September 5, 12, 21, 26, and October 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. The interactive workshops include toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program. The Library is a national Family Place Library.
Reference & Research
Personal reference assistance: Library staff is always ready and able to assist our young members of the public in finding information, both print and electronic.
Study space: Children use our library after school as a place to study, do homework and research topics for schoolwork.
In-Library Class Visits: Teachers and leaders of youth organizations bring children to the library to listen to stories, do research and find books.
Children's Book ListsCaldecott Award Winners
Newbery Award Winners
ALA Notable Children's Books
Recommended Children's WebsitesAmerican Library Association - Great Websites for Kids
California State Website - Just for Kids
California State Websites - Grades K - 5
NASA Kids' Club
National Geographic Kids
National Public Radio - Book Club for Kids
U.S. Government - Official Kids' Portal
U.S. Government Websites for Kids - Ben's Guide
The Children's Collection includes board books, picture books, beginning readers, fiction, non-fiction audio books and DVDs. Our fiction collection includes popular books and classics for both leisure reading and academic support.
Children's Online Databases
In addition to print materials, our online databases support both recreational and educational inquiry. Databases include: Biographies, Bookflix, NoveList, ReferenceUSA, and World Book Online. You can access these excellent resources in the library and remotely at home and school. Remote access requires a library card and a PIN.
For more information about children's programs and services or to make a suggestion, please contact Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian or by phone at 626-355-4672.