Children's Programs

For information about programming for children, please contact the Children’s Desk at (626) 307-1358.

Summer Activities

Find Your Voice! Summer Reading Program

June 6- July 29, 2023
Beginning June 6, children ages birth-12 can register for the Summer Reading Program. Keep track of the hours you read or listen to books over the summer to earn virtual badges and prizes including Panda Express and Raising Cane's vouchers, a free book and the opportunity to win a grand prize! For more information and to register, visit Beanstack or download the Beanstack app.

LEGO Coding Lab

Fridays at 3 p.m. in the Friends Room
Registration required

Kids ages 9-13 will learn simple coding using LEGO BOOST! Beginning Friday, May 26, call or visit the Children’s Department to register for one of the following two-week sessions:

  • June 9 and 16 - *FULL*
  • June 23 and 30
  • July 7 and 14
  • July 21 and 28

Art Zone

Wednesdays, June 7 and 21 at 3 p.m. in the Friends Room
Kids ages 5-12 will create masterpieces based on the work of famous artists, then showcase their art on the Library’s special Art Zone gallery wall. No registration is required, but materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 7- Basquiat Self Portraits
June 21- Kandinsky Circle Art

Let Us Write

Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 12 p.m. in the Friends Room
Let Us Write is a fun creative writing program that will highlight a different genre each week. Kids ages 7-12 will develop their writing skills by creating their own zines, mad libs and more! No registration is required.

June 8- What's a zine?!
June 15- Maddening Mad Libs
June 22- Character Building in Space
June 29- Graphic Novel Adventures

Junior Maestros

Fridays, June 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 11 a.m. in the Friends Room
Listen, move and play along to music in this weekly program! Children ages 5-10 will explore basic musical concepts such as tempo, dynamics and rhythm with games and activities. No musical experience is required – all are welcome! No registration is required.

June 9- Tempo
June 16- Dynamics
June 23- Rhythm
June 30- Treble & Bass

Summer Performances

All performances will take place at 3 p.m. at the Langley Senior Center located at 400 W. Emerson Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754.


Wednesday, June 14
Join us for a show on the science of bubbles with shimmering waves of soap films, rainbow bubbles, big bubbles, small bubbles, square bubbles, triangle bubbles, bubbles within bubbles and bubbles bouncing on bubbles!

Mad Science

Wednesday, June 28
Families will be treated to a spellbinding program that introduces children to the principles of air and pressure through impressive science experiments.

Environmental Nature Center

Wednesday, July 12
In this literacy-inspired program, kids will enjoy classic children’s books that feature animal characters, then meet the LIVE main character from each story!

Christopher T. Magician

Wednesday, July 26
Join us for a wacky magic show chock-full of audience participation and interaction!