Children's Programs

For information assistance, please contact the Children’s Desk at (626) 307-1358.

2021 Summer Reading Challenge

June 8- July 31
Children ages 0-12 can register for the Children's Summer Reading Challenge. Keep track of the hours you read or listen to books over the summer, and complete activities to earn badges and rewards! To register, click here.

Summer Craft Kits

Each Tuesday in June and July families may pick up a craft kit to take and make at home. Kits will be available outside the Library on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

June 8- Paper Plate Rainbow (PDF)June 15- Egg Carton Turtle (PDF)
June 22- Paper Bird (PDF)
June 29- Watercolor Windsock (PDF)
July 6- Straw Rocket (PDF)
July 13- Paper Butterfly (PDF)
July 20- Tissue Paper Jellyfish (PDF)
July 27Crinkle Crown (PDF)

Rec & Read

Thursdays June 10- July 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join Children’s Services staff and City of Monterey Park Recreation staff for activities and stories at City parks every Thursday during the summer! No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Storytimes will begin at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

June 10- BarnesJune 17- Sierra Vista
June 24- Highlands
July 1- Bella Vista
July 8- George Elder
July 15- Sequoia
July 22- Garvey Ranch
July 29- Barnes


Music & Movement

Friday, July 9, 2:00 pm on Zoom
Join Children’s Services staff for music, movement and dancing on Zoom! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers, but children of all ages are welcome. Please note that this program will not be recorded. To register, click here.

Music & Movement Kits are available for pickup at the library. Each kit contains one scarf, one shaker egg and one bean bag. Kits are available while supplies last. To request a kit, please call the Children's Desk.

Mandarin Storytime

Friday, June 18, 2:00 pm on Zoom
Join Miss Ana for an all ages Mandarin Storytime on Zoom! Hear stories, sing songs and learn rhymes in Mandarin. To register, click here.

Show-and-Tell Storytime
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom
Join Children’s staff for stories, songs and show-and-tell! Kids will be given the opportunity to show off their pet, favorite toy or other special item. Caregivers are encouraged to attend with their children. This program is intended for children ages two to five years, but all ages are welcome. To register, click here.

Participants only need to register one time. The same meeting information will be used each week.

Virtual Storytime

Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Join Children's staff for Virtual Storytimes on YouTube!