Programs for Children


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

Special Summer Programs



Paper Bag PrincessTuesday, June 11
6:30 p.m.
Ms. Dawn's Puppet Show


Arty LoonTuesday, June 18
6:30 p.m.
Arty Loon's Variety Show


Science TellersTuesday, June 25
6:30 p.m
Science Tellers 


Craig NewtonTuesday, July 3
6:30 p.m.
Musician Craig Newton


lucePuppetsTuesday, July 9
6:30 p.m.
Luce Puppets





Dinosaurs in the Library Puppet ShowTuesday, July 16
6:30 p.m.
Ms. Dawn's Puppet Show
"Dinosaurs in the Library"





Summer Reading Program

"It's Showtime at Your Library"

June 10 - August 10

Sign up in the 
Children's Room





John Abrams Animal Magic

Summer Reading Finale PARTY - August 10
2:00 p.m.
with Magician 
John Abrams



Storytime



BILINGUAL STORYTIME  Resumes July 1, 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   June 4  ONLY
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   June 1, 8 ONLY
All Ages
Stories, songs, felt stories, music, movement, followed by a film and/or art activity.
     Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - MAIN Library

Early Literacy for Families

E.L.F. - Early Literacy for Families 
April 25 -  May 31


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/Toddler Storytime (Ages 1 to 3 years)
Spend a wonderful time bonding with your baby and/or toddler.
     Mondays  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.  
     CRENSHAW Library
     
     Thursdays 11:00 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.
     Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  
      CRENSHAW Library

     Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
     MAIN Library
 
Tutoring-sign

TUTORS in the Children's Room - May only
Young Adult Volunteers are available on the following days:
     Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Grades K-6
    



Monday Mania



MONDAY MANIA
Activities for school-aged children.
Ages 6 and up
Mondays    
          June 3 - BINGO for Kids - 4:00 p.m. MAIN Library  Children's Storyroom
          June 10 - Wii U Dance -- 2:00 p.m.  MAIN Library  Children's Storyroom
          June 17 - Wii U Mario -- 2:00 p.m. MAIN Library  Children's Storyroom
          June 24 - Art Studio -- 2:00 p.m.  MAIN Library  Children's Services Division


Family Meditation
MEDITATION MONDAYS FOR FAMILIES
2nd and 3rd Monday of the month - June 10 and June 24
     Ages 5 and up
     6:00 p.m. -  MAIN Library Children's Storyroom



Films
MOVIES
Monday Morning Movie
Ages 6 and up
     Monday, June 17
     11:00 a.m.

Thursday Family Movie
Ages 5 and up
     Thursdays, June 20, 27
     2:00 p.m.
Terrific Tuesday Movies 
Ages 6 and up
     Tuesdays  June 11, 18, 25   
     1:30 p.m.

"It's Showtime: Movie Sing-a-Long"
All ages
     Saturdays, June 15, 22, 29
     2:00 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 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 
     Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - CRENSHAW Library



STEAM

STEAM PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through different activities.
All Ages
     Fridays 3:00 p.m. - MAIN Library  



Tween Club
TWEEN CLUB
4th Friday of the month
     Friday, April 26  -  4:00 p.m.
     MAIN Library Children's Storyroom





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.