Programs for Children

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

Special Summer Programs

Summer Reading Program
SRP Monster Bass

"It's Showtime at Your Library"
June 10 - August 10
Sign up in the 
Children's Room

Summer Reading Finale PARTYJohn Abrams Animal Magic

August 10
2:00 p.m.
with Magician 
John Abrams


storytime-clip-art-2Family Storytime
Ages 3 and up

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

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

     Saturdays  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
     MAIN Library  
Early Literacy for Families

E.L.F. - Early Literacy for Families
begins September 2019

Storytime 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.
     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.
     Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  
      CRENSHAW Library

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

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

Homework Helpers and Reading Partners 

Will resume in September

Adult or Teen Homework Helper Volunteers will work with children and young adults on their homework assignments.  First come, first served.

Reading Partners will read aloud to children and/or listen to children read aloud.

Family Meditation
2nd and 4th Monday of the month
     Ages 5 and up
     6:00 p.m. -  MAIN Library Children's Storyroom

Building Blocks
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  - MAIN Library
          August 7 and 14     2:00 p.m.
          August 21 and 28   3:30 p.m.

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through different activities.
Ages 5 and up
     Mondays  3:30 p.m. - CRENSHAW LIBRARY
     Fridays   MAIN Library
          August 2 and 9    2:00 p.m.    
          August 16, 23, 30    3:00 p.m. 

Tween Club
4th Friday of the month
Ages 9 - 12
3:00 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.