Children's Services

In light of the evolving concerns of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s direction on mass gatherings, the City of Inglewood is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our community and our employees.  
The Inglewood Public Library will be closed until further notice.  
All library programs and events have been cancelled.


Virtual Storytimes and Learning for Children

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Read Books and Watch Films with BookFLIX

This site provides has full access to the Scholastic collection of films and non-fiction books.  You will need your Inglewood Public Library card to access this database.

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Watch Films and Read Books with SCHOLASTIC "LEARN AT HOME"

This site provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school. Short films, eBooks, and activities are included.


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Listen and Watch Stories online with STORYLINE ONLINE

A children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.


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Read and Watch Books and Stories online with TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY

TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adds animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you.  You will need your Inglewood Public Library card to access this database.




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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 ncluding 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.  

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:
310-412-4280  LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

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.  
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)