Story Times

Story time programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music, and peer interaction while building a foundation of pre-literacy skills and a life-long love of books and reading. Our popular story time sessions are fun and engaging for children and parents alike. Different story times focus on different age groups, but every story time helps children and parents bond by participating in healthy, enriching activities together.

Learn and Play Group (ages birth - 36 months). 30 minutes of songs, stories, and rhymes followed by 30 minutes of playtime.

  • Main Library: Thursdays, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m.; Fridays, 11:30 a.m.
  • Weekes Branch: Mondays, 11:15 a.m.

Registration is required, and space is limited. For registration information, call the Main Library at 510-881-7945 or Weekes Branch (510-293-3302).

Aprende y Juega en Español (Edades nacimiento-5 años). Se requiere registración.

  • en la Biblioteca Principal: jueves, 1:00 p.m.
  • en la Sucursal Weekes: lunes, 1:00 p.m.

Preschool Stories (ages 3-5). One hour of stories, songs, and crafts to help children get ready for preschool. Walk-in.

  • Main Library: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.
  • Weekes Branch: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

Bedtime Stories (all ages): Bring the whole family for stories and songs. Walk-in.

  • Weekes Branch, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Rhythm & Rhyme (ages 1-6): Songs, music & rhymes for children and caregivers. Walk-in.

  • Main Library, Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.

Music & Movement (ages 1-6): Music, dancing, songs and rhymes. Walk-in.

  • Weekes Branch, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.