Young Children

Activites, apps, crafts, classes and more -- all geared towards young children from birth to preschool!

A baby smiling

Start their love for learning and reading early at your Hayward Public Library! Currently, activities are limited due to COVID-19. Check back-in frequently for updates about upcoming classes and activities!

A young child wearing a colorful crown and cape smiling Learn & Play / Aprende y Juega en Español

A great pre-literacy and social development program for the under-3 crowd it's also a great place for the caregivers to learn and socialize. English and Spanish classes available! This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Check out a class →


Young kids with their hands up in airMusic & Movement / Bailar y Cantar en Español

Music, songs, rhymes and a sticker or two! Drop ins welcome - no registration required. This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Come move with us today →


Two young children looking at books and smilingReading Challenge: 1,000 books before kindergarten

Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little one! Log reading and earn badges and prizes all along the way.

Check out these great outer spaced themed books →


Lots of colorful stickers of musical instruments and happy faces and the words Rhythm and RhymeRhythm & Rhyme

Rhythm & Rhyme is an early music, movement and literacy program designed for little ones ages 1 - 6 years old. This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Join us for an hour of songs, music and rhymes →


A cartoon owl reading to woodland creaturesStorytime (online)

Storytime 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.

Join us for a storytime →