Programs for Children

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

Storytime


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Ages 3 and up

Stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, and short films.  Saturday's program includes an art activity.

     January 2020
     Tuesdays  6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
     MAIN Library

     Saturdays  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m..
     MAIN Library  
   
 
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E.L.F. - Early Literacy for Families
begins November 4,  2019

Storytime Programs dedicated to early literacy skills.  All of these programs lay the foundation for lifelong literacy through stories, songs, fun rhymes, fingerplays, music, movement, and simple art activities.

Programs will resume in February 2020

Baby/Toddler Storytime (Ages 1 to 3 years)
Spend a wonderful time bonding with your baby and/or toddler.
     Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
      February 6, 13, 21, 28, March 5, 12, 19, 26
      MAIN Library

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 years to 5 years)
Interactive storytime with stories, music, movement, and a film or art activity follow.
     Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  
     CRENSHAW Library

     Thursdays 2:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m.  
     February 6, 13, 21, 28, March 5, 12, 19, 26
     MAIN Library

BILINGUAL STORYTIME    
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
 
Cyber Kids
Digital Literacy Classes

Winter Session - February 3 - March 14

Registration is required: January 13 - 31

Cyber Kids Jr.
Ages 6 to 8
6 Saturdays
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Feb 8 - March 14
Cyber Kids
Ages 9 to 11
6 Mondays
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Feb 3 - March 9
Cyber Tweens
Ages 12 - 14
6 Tuesdays
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Feb 4 - March 10

For more information, please contact the Children's Division   
310-412-5645

Terrific Thursdays
Terrific ThursdaysThursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - MAIN Library
 Ages 6 and up
Join us for a variety of programs for school-aged children.
   


Homework Help
Homework Helpers and Reading Partners 





Children and Tweens can get help with understanding and completing their homework with our "Homework Helper" volunteers.  Children can also get help with their reading by working with one of our Reading Partners.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 10:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - MAIN Library


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.