Story Times

Story Time
It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s Story Time!

Join us for lively sixty-minute programs held regularly each week. Led by our talented librarians, children will hear stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays. Story times can help encourage brain development, increase vocabulary, and improve motor skills. At the same time, children, parents, and caregivers will be entertained by the combination of stories and activities, often centered on a theme.

All of our story times are free, suitable for the entire family, and require no advance registration. If you are bringing a large group of children, please call ahead at (510) 620-6557.


​Monday, 10:30 am

Bayview Branch - (510) 620-6566
5100 Hartnett Avenue

Tuesday, 9:30 Baby Time (birth through 2 years)

​Tuesday, 10:30 AM

West Side Branch - (510) 620-6567
135 Washington Avenue

​Wednesday, 10:30 AM

​Saturday, 11:00 AM

Main Library, Children's Room - (510) 620-6557
325 Civic Center Plaza

All Ears Reading (Read with a dog) 

Dogs are ideal reading partners, providing comfort and unconditional acceptance that can allow children to focus better and read with greater confidence and fluency.  Therapy dogs are provided through Tonly LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek
3rd Monday of the month, 3:30 - 4:40 p.m.

June 18
July 16
August 20

Space is limited.  Please call for an appointment (510) 620-6557
Main Library, Children's Room
325 Civic Center Plaza

​Reading Buddies

Kids, K-6th grade are paired with a volunteer to practice their reading and comprehension skills.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the school academic year
Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the summer
Main Library, Children's Room - (510) 620-6557
325 Civic Center Plaza