Children's Programs

Children’s Summer Library Program

Read books, win prizes, have fun! The Children’s Summer Reading Program Registration starts May 30! Children ages 0-12 can participate by signing up at the Children’s Desk to receive a log to keep track of the books they read or listen to over the summer. Throughout the summer kids receive prizes for the time that they read. National research has shown that children who read at least six books over the summer score higher in both reading and math when they return to school in the fall. This program continues through July 31 and also features weekly activities for the whole family including movies, game nights, storytimes, puppet shows, musical performances and magicians. All programs and activities are completely free of charge. Come into the library to pick up a flyer, or check the library website at for more details.


Family Game Nights

Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26, 6:30 to 7:30 pm Visit the Library for an evening of board games and family fun in the Friends Room. No registration required.

Movie Mornings on June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, and 26

Beat the heat with free family movies and popcorn at the Library! Families are encouraged to bring their own drinks. No registration required.

Mad Science at the Library

Thursday, June 22 at 4:00 pm Connect with your friends through the power of electricity! In this show, Mad Science presenters will focus on electric based experiments that will literally make your hair stand up. Children will experience science hands on and learn about the contributions of inventors Robert Jemison Van de Graaff and Nikola Tesla. Programs are free of charge and no registration is required, however attendance is strictly limited to the first 100 people. Program will be held in the Friends Room. All ages are welcome!

Summer Performances and Shows Saturday, July 5, 11:00 am Ranger Jack, Storyteller and Musician

Thursday, July 20, 4:00 pm Bubblemania, Bubble Science Show Bring the whole family to the library for our 2017 Summer Performance Series! All programs are held in the Library Friends Room. Programs are free of charge and no registration is required, however attendance is limited to the first 100 people. All ages are welcome.

End of Summer Pool Party Monday, July 31, 2015,

2:00-4:30 pm Barnes Park Pool, 400 S. McPherrin Avenue

Wrap up your summer with some fun in the sun at our End of Summer Pool Party! Bring your swimsuits and towels for a fun get together for the whole family. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library. All ages are welcome. Starting on July 17 attendees can pick up a wristband at the Children’s Desk for admittance into the pool party.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The library runs a year round reading program for children who have not yet entered kindergarten. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she enters school – a goal experts say helps prepare children to be successful readers once they enter school. Reading to children helps to develop important literacy skills that provide a solid foundation for learning and academic success. This program has no end date except when a child enters school. For further information, please call the Children’s Desk at (626) 307-1358. To participate, parents can:
1. Sign up at the Children’s Desk of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library to receive a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log and tote bag.
2. Read together and write the titles on the reading log. If you read a book more than once, you can record it each time. Books read at library storytime, at daycare, or books that are read by others to your child also count!
3. After each 100 books, bring your reading log to the library to:
• Place your name on our giant Rainbow of Readers Board.
• Collect your next reading log.  
• Receive a prize. Prizes include magnets, pencils, finger puppets, books, flashcards and other small incentives.

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