Children's Bookflix Online Storybooks: Scholastic BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
ProgramsSummer Reading Program: We sponsor a very popular eight-week Summer Reading Club. Children register at the library for this free activity and enter one of three reading divisions:
- School-age readers in Grades 1 – 6
- Challenger division for children in Grades 2 – 6.
Barks & Books: Children are invited to read to a gentle and friendly dog visitor on the second Thursday of each month between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Preschool Storytimes: This very popular program brings babies, toddlers, pre-school children, parents and caregivers together for stories, songs, puppets and crafts. Days and times are:
- Monday mornings: at 10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday evenings: at 7:00 p.m.
Parent Child Workshop Series: Families with children ages three and younger are invited to a five-week Parent/Child Workshop featuring noted resource professionals on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. The interactive workshops include toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program. Contact the Library for more information at 626-355-7186. The Library is a national Family Place Library.
More info on Parent/Child Workshops in March
Reference & Research
Personal reference assistance: Library staff is always ready and able to assist our young members of the public in finding information, both print and electronic.
Study space: Children use our library after school as a place to study, do homework and research topics for schoolwork.
In-Library Class Visits: Teachers and leaders of youth organizations bring children to the library to listen to stories, do research and find books.
Children's Book ListsCaldecott Award Winners
Newbery Award Winners
ALA Notable Children's Books
Recommended Children's WebsitesAmerican Library Association - Great Websites for Kids
California State Website - Just for Kids
California State Websites - Grades K - 5
NASA Kids' Club
National Geographic Kids
National Public Radio - Book Club for Kids
U.S. Government - Official Kids' Portal
U.S. Government Websites for Kids - Ben's Guide
The Children's Collection includes board books, picture books, beginning readers, fiction, non-fiction audio books and DVDs. Our fiction collection includes popular books and classics for both leisure reading and academic support.
Children's Online Databases
In addition to print materials, our online databases support both recreational and educational inquiry. Databases include: Biographies, Bookflix, NoveList, ReferenceUSA, and World Book Online. You can access these excellent resources in the library and remotely at home and school. Remote access requires a library card and a PIN.
For more information about children's programs and services or to make a suggestion, please contact Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian or by phone at 626-355-4672.