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Summer Reading Program
June 10 - August 10, 2019

It’s Showtime


Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading Finale


Digital Literacy Classes

SRP Monster Bass

  • Registration and reading begins June 10 and ends August 10. 
  • Children in Pre-K to 8th grade can sign up in the Children’s Division.   
  • Starting with week 1, the participants are to read the squares on the Game Board and read at least one book and complete one activity listed each week until they reach the finish box at the end of Week 8.

SRP Seal Sax

  • Kids are to record the titles of the books they’ve read or listened to, plus the activities they have done, by writing them on their reading and activity logs on the back of the Game Board.
  • Kids must read one book and complete one activity per week to receive a small prize. 
  • As a bonus, if the child completes all four activities per week, they may choose a prize from the Treasure Chest.

SRP Fairy

  • Children must read 8 books and do 8 Reading Activities to complete the Reading Program.  After their 8th book, they will receive a NEW BOOK plus an INVITATION  to the Summer Reading Party on Saturday, August 10.

Saturday, August 10
2:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Party

John Abrams - Animal Magic
John Abrams Animal Magic

Free Lunch Program

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June 10 to August 31
Mondays - Fridays 

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Visitors ages 17 and under are welcome to a free meal at the library courtesy of Better4YouMeals.

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These 8-week classes will introduce children, ages 6 – 18, to a laptop computer. Registration is required beginning May 28 until June 10. MORE INFORMATION

Cyber Kids Jr
Cyber Kids Jr.
Ages 6 to 8 years
Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
July 2 - August 20

Cyber Kids
Cyber Kids
Ages 9 to 12 years
Saturdays
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
July 6 - August 24

Cyber Teens
Cyber Teens
Ages 13 to 18 yeasrs
Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
July 1 - August 19

  • These 8-week classes are generously funded by a 2-year Digital Literacy Grant received by the Inglewood Public Library from the California Public Utilities Commission. 
  • Class size is limited. Participants must commit to attending all 8 classes in the Summer Session.
  • Interested participants are encouraged to apply in the Children's Division between May 28 and June 10.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by June 15.






Volunteers





The Inglewood Public Library is currently accepting applications from individuals who would like to volunteer in the library. Volunteers must be at least 15.5 years of age.  We have openings in the following areas:

Homework HelpersOn a weekly basis, help children with their homework.
Cyber VolunteersAfter training, assist the teacher and students in our 8-week computer classes.
Program VolunteersAssist with various children's programs
Reading PartnersRead aloud to children or listen to children read aloud.
Library AidesWe need artistic and/or creative volunteers to assist behind the scenes with displays, etc.
Special Interest VolunteersCreate a new library program or join the Teen Advisory Board.
Veteran Resource Center VolunteersHelp veterans and their family members apply for their benefits.

If you are interested in applying to be a Volunteer in the Inglewood Public Library, you will need to complete a Teen or Adult Volunteer Opportunities application which you can find HERE.  Complete the form and email it to oadefolalu@cityofinglewood.org or turn it in to any public desk in the library.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. Once selected to be a volunteer, you will also need to complete an additional City of Inglewood Volunteer Application with specific document requirements before beginning your volunteer work in the Library.  We look forward to working with you!




Bookmark Contest Winner May 2019


2019 Children's Book Week

Bookmark Contest Winner

B. Balcarcel
Grade 5
             





INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The Children's Services Division offers books, DVDs, and other resources for adults and children from ages birth to 13 years. The division maintains a public service desk staffed by professional children's librarians who provide Reference Assistance and Readers' Advisory - recommending books for individual children, parents, teachers, and caregivers.

The Children's Librarians also conduct children's PROGRAMS including Storytimes for all different ages. Summer Reading Programs, Building Blocks, Movies, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts, STEM and STEAM programs are also very popular. We also feature performers - Magicians, Storytellers, Musicians, and others.  Please check our LIBRARY CALENDAR for dates and times.

The librarians also offer school and class visits for schools located in Inglewood.  In a school visit, the Children's Librarian will visit a school to talk about the public library, booktalk (describe new books), or other topic arranged by the teacher ahead of time.  In a class visit, teachers may bring their classes to the public library for an orientation for their students, storytime, booktalks, or other topics.  

Children's Reference Services Let us help you!  Our librarians are "search experts" and can help you locate the information or book you are seeking in person or by phone: 310-412-5645

Let us help you get started with Science Fair Experiments, State Reports, Country Reports, Poetry, Endangered Species and other Animals, and more!

Children's Readers' AdvisoryLet us help you find the next book that you'd like to read.  We can recommend books within a certain genre (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, and Nonfiction) on any grade level.  
  • Children's Book Lists by Grade and Topic
  • You can also use our online Database - Novelist to find books(You will need your library card to access)

Online Resources for ChildrenThe Inglewood Library subscribes to various online databases that children can use for research and reports.
Computers in the Children's Room

Computers are available for children (up to age 13) on the 1st floor in the Children's Room.  To use a library computer, you need to have a Children's Inglewood Public Library Card. (Apply at the Circulation Desk).  There are also 3 "AWE - Early Literacy Station" computers for children ages 3 to 5 years that can be used without a library card.

Use your personal electronic device anywhere in the library with our FREE Wi-Fi.

Copy Machine and Print Station- Black & White, ColorBLACK & WHITE PRINTS - Located on the 1st floor in the Children's Room (Black & White only $ .15 per page)

COLOR PRINTS - Print in Children's Room.  Pick up on the 2nd floor (Color - $ .50 per page)

Please contact a children's librarian for more information.  (310) 412-5645