Programs for Children

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

February Special Programs

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
4:00 p.m.

MAIN Library
Children's Room

Tuskegee Airmen Program

Tuskegee Airmen

Children and Teens are invited to learn about the 1941 formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron, which included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, and many more.  A discussion of how they overcame racism and segregation to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall
All Ages


BILINGUAL STORYTIME  Resumes April 4, 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

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

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 April 4, 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.
     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.
     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.
     Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  CRENSHAW Library
     Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  MAIN Library


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

Monday Mania

Activities for school-aged children.
Ages 6 and up
     Mondays    4:00 p.m. MAIN Library
          February 25 - Puppet Show


Ages 6 and up
     Tuesday, February 26

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 4:00 p.m. - MAIN Library

Chess for Adults

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


Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through different activities.
All Ages
     Fridays 3:00 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.