Children's Programs

For more information about programs for children, contact the children's desk at (626) 307-1358.

Little Explorers
Thursday, March 1, 11:00 or 11:30 am, Friends Room

Homeschooler Meetup
Monday, March 5, 12:30-1:30 pm, Children's Department

Afterschool Art
Thursday, March 8, 3:00 pm, Friends Room

Children's Computer Class
Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 pm, Computer Lab

Animation Tween Program
Thursday, March 15, 3:00 pm, Friends Room

Homework Help

Monday-Wednesday, 3:30-5:00 pm, Children's Department
The Library offers free homework assistance to elementary school children during the academic year. Students may bring in assignments and receive help from high school volunteers. No registration is required but parents must remain with their children – this is not a drop off program.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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.

To participate, parents can:
1. Sign up at the Children’s Desk 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 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 Readers Board.
  • Collect your next reading log.
  • Receive a prize. Prizes include magnets, pencils, finger puppets,books, flashcards and other small incentives.