Monday, August 3, 2015

Storytime Vacation Aug. 31 - Sept. 12

STORYTIME VACATION! There will be NO Toddler, Preschool, or Craft storytimes at Central, Banning, Main Street or Murphy library branches the week before and after Labor Day; August 31 through September 12.

Our BARK Storytime on September 5, Family Evening Storytime on September 10 and our weekly S.T.A.R. storytimes will still take place.

Great Toy Sleepover Slideshow 2015
Click on the link to see this year's slideshow of our 2015 Great Stuffed Animal sleepover. The slideshow is also available for viewing on our Facebook page and the library's twitter account.

Don't worry if your toys missed this year's sleepover. We will be having another sleepover next August! Who knows what mischief the toys will get in next summer.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Family Evening Pajama Storytime September 10

Our regular storytimes may be on vacation this week, but not Pajama Storytime!
Come and enjoy an evening of stories, puppets and songs. Children may wear their pajamas (but they don't have to) to storytime.  National Charity League will be serving cookies to the children afterward.

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater.

Family Evening Pajama Storytime is held the first Thursday of the month. This event is FREE.

Friday, December 19, 2014

B.A.R.K. will restart again September 5 at 11 a.m.

Our regular storytimes may be on vacation this week, but not our B.A.R.K  Read-Aloud storytime!
B.A.R.K. Beach Animals Reading with Kids is a free program offered for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Children read aloud to dogs. The library provides a selection of books for the children to choose.

B.A.R.K. meets the first Saturday on the month between 11:00 a.m. through noon in the Tabby Theater. Our next BARK storytime is Saturday, September 5.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Central Library Homework Club

The Central Library's Homework Club will be starting on Monday, September 21, 2015. It is held in the downstairs Maddy Room (next to the Coffee Cart) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. New and returning students and their parent will need to register with the homework coordinator before tutoring will start. Registration starts at 3:15 p.m. and takes place in the Maddy Room before the start of each Homework Club session. Once a child has registered for the year, the child does not need to register again until the following school year. There  is no Homework Club held June - August.

Students need to bring their homework and worksheets with them to homework club. Adults and high school juniors and seniors interested in being tutors and volunteering a minimum of 1 1/2 hours per week should email Barbara at

The library also offers FREE online year round tutoring seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with their database, BRAINFUSE. Connect with online tutors who can help students with elementary learning topics as well as algebra, geometry and calculus.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bedtime Pajama Storytimes held the second Thursday of each month

Pajama Evening Storytime is held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater. Children may wear their pajams to this 30 minute storytime and bring their teddybears. There will be songs, stories and puppets relating to that month's theme. National Charity League hands out cookies to the children after storytime.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Volunteer Workshop First Wednesday of every month

A workshop for teens and adults interested in shelving books and teens interested in reading aloud to children is held the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater year round. This workshop lasts less than one hour and must be attended before one can start volunteering. Teens need to be at least 12 years old and volunteers 18 years and older will need to be fingerprinted before they can start volunteering.

Adults interested in reading aloud to children can join our S.T.A.R. Storytelling and Reading program. Please contact Janet Judson at 714-374-5330.
Adults and teens interested in being homework tutors may contact Barbara Richardson at 714-374-5338. Tutors should be willing to dedicate at least one and 1/2 hours a week during the school year for the Homework Club Program.