You can’t beat the smile on a child’s face as they sign up for their first library card. They print their name in permanent marker, and begin their journey to loving books. It’s a wonderful thing… even if there’s Sharpie stuck on their hands for a few days! 😉 This summer, indulge them further by attending one your local libraries’ story times! They’re always free and often include other activites like crafts, magicians or animal shows!
Thursdays-Fridays: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Fridays, open to toddlers. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 1836 E. 3rd St., Long Beach.
Angelo M. Iacoboni Library
Tuesdays-Thurdsays: Tuesdays, open to children ages 4-7. 6-7 p.m. Free. Wednesdays, open to children ages 2-4. 11 a.m. – noon. Free. Thursdays, open to children ages 6-24 months. 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Free. 4990 Clark Ave., Lakewood. (562) 866-1777. www.colapublib.org/libs/iacoboni.
Fridays: Open to preschoolers. 10-10:45 a.m. 4055 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach.
Fridays: Open to preschoolers. 11-11:30 a.m. 195 Bay Shore Ave., Long Beach.
Boone Children’s Gallery Story times at LACMA
Monday and Friday: LACMA staff reads folk tales and age-appropriate books on art and culture. 2 p.m. Free. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6010. www.lacma.org.
Fridays: Open to preschoolers. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 3680 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
El Dorado Library
Fridays: Open to toddlers and preschoolers. Toddler story time, 9:15-10 a.m. Preschool story time, 10:15-10:45 a.m. 2900 Studebaker Road., Long Beach.
Sunday: Kids (4-9) join Mrs. Lund for story time and crafts. 1-2 p.m. Free. 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach. (562) 208-5862. www.gatsbybooks.com.
Los Altos Library
Fridays: Toddler story time, 9:15-10 a.m. Preschool story time, 10:15-10:45 a.m. 5614 E. Britton Ave., Long Beach.
Thursdays-Fridays: Thursday, 3-3:45 p.m. Friday, toddler age. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach.
Mark Twain Library
Fridays: Open to preschoolers. 10-10:45 a.m. 1401 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.
Michelle Obama Library
Wednesdays-Fridays: Wednesday, designed for children 3-18 months. 2 p.m. Thursday, 10-10:45 a.m. Friday, open to preschoolers. 11-11:45 a.m. 5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
Saturday at Children’s Book World
Saturdays: Storytellers, readings, performers and more. 10:30 a.m. Free. 10580½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 559-2665. www.childrensbookworld.com.
Stories at the Norton Simon Museum
First and last Sundays: Young children (4-8) enjoy story time and art making. 2-3 p.m. Free. 411 Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840. www.nortonsimon.org.
Story times at Once Upon a Storybook
Chapter story time (8-12), second Saturday, 2 p.m. Preschool story time (3-5), Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. Itty Bitty Baby (0-2), Monday, 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. Enderle Center, 17300 E. 17th St., #C, Tustin. (714) 669-4377. www.onceuponastorybook.us.
Yorba Linda Library
Saturdays: Bring the whole family to enjoy stories and crafts. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. 18181 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda. (714) 777-2873. www.ylpl.net
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Or head over to our library directory where we have a ton more listings!
Happy reading Kidsguide families! 🙂