Programs for Children

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


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

Pajama Storytime
Ages 3 - 5
Stories, songs, and other activities to get ready for bedtime!  Wear your pajamas!
     Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.

Family Storytime
All Ages
Stories, songs, flannelboards, music and movement, and a film or craft.
     Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - MAIN Library

E.L.F. - Early Literacy for Families - October 1 - November 15, 2018
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.
     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.
     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 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  MAIN Library

Monday Mania

Monday Mania
Activities for school aged children.
Ages 6 and up
     Mondays 4:00 p.m. MAIN Library
          October 15 - "Halloween Crafts"
          October 22 - "Halloween Puppet Show"
          October 29 - Pumpkin Carving Kraze" (Sign-ups Required)

Kids Crafts
Ages 6 and up
     Tuesdays 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

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

After School Library Club

Join us for various activities:  Fairy Tale Fun, Kamishibai (Japanese Storytelling), Adventure Time, and more.
Ages 5 - 8
     Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - MAIN Library

Family Movies

Please call the library for movie titles. 310-412-5645
All Ages
      October:  Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - MAIN 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.