Programs for Children

For more program information, please see:   LIBRARY CALENDAR AT A GLANCE  

December Special Programs


Thursday, December 20
4:00 p.m.

MAIN Library
Children's Room
Take a Photo with Santa and Decorate a Cookie
(Sign-ups required)
Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 310-412-5645.
Santa Photo Op
Friday, December 21
4:00 p.m.

MAIN Library
Children's Room


TWEEN CLUB
Tweens ages 9 - 12 can make their own holiday cards
Christmas Card-Making



Storytime



BILINGUAL STORYTIME  (Resumes January 7, 2019)
Ages 3 - 5
Stories, songs, and other activities in English and Spanish.
     Mondays 1:00 p.m.  - MAIN Library
     Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. - CRENSHAW Branch

PAJAMA STORYTIME
Ages 3 - 5
Stories, songs, felt stories, music, and other activities to get ready for bedtime!  Wear your pajamas!
     Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - MAIN Library

FAMILY STORYTIME
All Ages
Stories, songs, felt stories, music, movement, followed by a film and/or art activity.
     Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - MAIN Library

E.L.F. - Early Literacy for Families - Resumes JANUARY 10, 2019
Programs dedicated to early literacy skills.  For more information, scroll to the bottom of this page.  All of these programs lay the foundation for lifelong literacy through fun rhymes, fingerplays, stories, and songs.  
Baby Storytime (Ages 0 to 18 months)
Spend a wonderful time bonding with your baby.
     JANUARY, 2019
     Mondays  10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  CRENSHAW Library
     Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   MAIN Library

Toddler Storytime (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
You and your baby/toddler are invited to a fun, educational storytime.
     JANUARY, 2019
     Mondays  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  CRENSHAW Library
     Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   MAIN Library

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 years to 5 years)
Interactive storytime with stories, music, movement, and a film or art activity follow.
     JANUARY, 2019
     Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  MAIN Library

Tutoring-sign

TUTORS in the Children's Room
Young Adult Volunteers are available on the following days:
     Mondays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Grades K-6
     Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Grades K-6
     Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Grades K-6
     Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Grades K-12

Monday Mania



MONDAY MANIA
Activities for school-aged children.
Ages 6 and up
     Mondays    4:00 p.m. MAIN Library
          December 3 - Wii U
          December 10 - Holiday Movie
          December 17 - Holiday Movie
         


crafts

KIDS' CRAFTS
Ages 6 and up
     Tuesday, December 11    4:00 p.m. - MAIN Library




Building Blocks

BUILDING BLOCKS and BOARD GAMES
Create and play with building blocks for children of all ages.  Or, play a board game with a fellow library patron.
All Ages
     Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. - CRENSHAW Library

     Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - MAIN Library

Chess for Adults

KIDS CHESS CLUB
Learn to play chess or play with other chess players.
Ages 5 and up
     Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - MAIN Library (No Chess Club - Dec 26)
     Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - CRENSHAW Library



Family Movies

FAMILY MOVIES
Please call the library for movie titles. 310-412-5645
All Ages
      Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - MAIN Library    (No movie Dec 20)



STEAM

STEAM PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through different activities.All Ages
     Fridays 3:00 p.m. - MAIN Library  (No STEAM Dec 21 and 28)




1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sign up anytime in the Children's Room at the MAIN LIBRARY or CRENSHAW  LIBRARY.

The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" nationwide program challenges parents and caregivers to read to their newborn, infant, toddler, and/or preschool child.  The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten.  This program helps parents and caregivers give their young children the early literacy skills and the confidence necessary to become strong readers and be successful in school and life.

Parents and caregivers keep track of the books that they read to their children. The Inglewood Library provides all the program materials needed: log sheets, milestone markers, and certification of completion, plus a small incentive for every 100 books read.   Parents and caregivers can also download the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten iPhone and Android App to track their reading.

Visit their official website, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,  for instructions to download the App and extra log sheets.