Children's Programs

Tween Program
Thursday, March 16 at 3 pm, Friends Room


Our monthly tween programs are just for children 8 - 12 years of age and feature arts, crafts, science experiments and other activities. The program will last 45 minutes to an hour and snacks will be provided for children.


Little Explorers


Thursday, April 6 at 11 am, Friends Room


Pop into the library for bubble wrap art and sensory play. Each program will last 45 minutes to an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear play clothes that can get dirty, as some activities may be messy

Marvelous Monday
Monday, April 3 at 3 pm, Friends Room


Marvelous Monday is a monthly story and craft program highlighting a special holiday in the month. Marvelous Monday in April will celebrate Spring! The program is for children ages 5-11 and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Caregivers must be with children at all times.

Children’s Computer Classes


Wednesday, April 12 at 3:30 pm, Computer Lab


Monthly computer classes for 6 - 11 year olds that will teach kids the basic computer skills they need to complete homework assignments. The program will last 45 minutes to an hour and be held in the Computer Lab.


Afterschool Art


Thursday, April 13 at 3 pm, Friends Room


Celebrate National Poetry Month by recycling used books and creating blackout poetry! This program is for children ages 5-12 and no registration is required.

Tween Program
Thursday, April 20 at 3 pm, Friends Room


Our monthly tween programs are just for children 8 - 12 years of age and feature arts, crafts, science experiments and other activities. The program will last 45 minutes to an hour and snacks will be provided for children.
 


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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