The Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries have weekly free programs for preschoolers and elementary-age children. See below for the weekly program times
Summer Reading at the Libraries – Reading is Delicious!
June 8 – August 15
Join us this summer for special performances, teen activities and a reading challenge! Visit your local library to pick up a calendar of events and reading log.
Especially for babies 6-24 months.
Ygnacio Valley Library – Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Babies 0-12 months with a caregiver.
Lap bounces, tickle rhymes & other early literacy activities.
Walnut Creek Library – Tuesdays at 11:30 AM
Picture Book Time
For ages 3-5. Helps build literacy skills and Kindergarten readiness with longer books, flannel board stories, songs and rhymes.
Check the County Library website for holiday closed dates.
Ygnacio Valley Library - Wednesdays 10:15-10:45 AM
Walnut Creek Library – Thursdays 10:15-10:45 AM
For children ages 1 & 2 with their caregivers.
Music, finger plays and other book centered bedlam.
Walnut Creek Library – Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
For children ages 2 & 3 with their caregivers. Short picture books, finger plays & fun literacy building activities.
Ygnacio Valley Library – Tuesdays 11:15 – 11:45 AM
Walnut Creek Library -Wednesdays 10:15 – 10:45 AM
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s All Ears Reading®
Walnut Creek Library 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 and 4:30 PM
Ygnacio Valley Library 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 and 4:30 PM
Pre-registration is required for this program and is limited to one 30 minute session each month. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their reading skills. Children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a dog from ARF’s therapy team, or just listen with the dog and interact. This program is for children in grades 1-5.
Sign-up at the Walnut Creek Library HERE.
Sign up at the Ygnacio Valley Library HERE.
Walnut Creek Library 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Wear your jammies and come for stories, games & activities full of mathematical merriment & number nonsense. For families with children ages 3 & up. Come join us in the Storybook Room!
Ygnacio Valley - Monthly Book Clubs!
Read, talk about, and do activities based on some great books!
BamWow! Club - Wednesdays at 2 pm Games, movies and activities for students in grades 4-8.
Reading Buddies Book Club – 3rd Wednesdays at 4 pm for students in grades 1-3.