Children

Storytimes


View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

Poster Art

Menlo Park Youth Poster Exhibition graphic: art depicting many hands painting, drawing, cutting


The City of Menlo Park, Menlo Park Library Foundation, and Facebook Analog Research Lab are sponsoring a "My Community" Youth Poster Exhibition for students in Grades 2-12 living or attending school in Menlo Park,. Leading up to the event, we present a series of artist-led workshops at the Belle Haven Branch Library, open to adults, teens, and students in Grades 2 and above.

Friday, Feb. 28Artists’ reception and unveiling
Tuesday, March 10Awards ceremony

Silly Goose & Val
Silly Goose and Val ventriloquist

Sunday, March 8 (Belle Haven Branch): From the first How Do You Do to the last Goodbye My Friends, Silly Goose & Val take the audience on a sing, play, laugh, and dance-along adventure!

Comics-Making Workshop

Artist posing with a cartoon characterSaturday, March 14 (Main Library): Sign up now for this special class just for ages 8-14! Professional cartoonist and teacher Khalid Birdsong will help students polish their drawing skills. Advance registration recommended.

Storyteller John Weaver: Fantastical Irish Tales
Storyteller John Weaver

Tuesday, March 17 (Main Library): Laugh as you meet the legendary characters Oona McCool and Eileen O’Rourke, as well as the husbands they have to help out of some hilarious predicaments!

Science Night
Science Night - Nov 2016

Thursday, March 19 (Main Library): Science Night is back! Join us for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike.

Banana Slug String Band

Two musicians posing with guitarsSunday, March 22 (Belle Haven Branch): Learn about earth science while singing along, during a lively, interactive concert of joyous music, plus puppets, theater, and surprises.

Magical Nathaniel: By the Numbers

Magician kneeling in front of audience of preschoolersSunday, Apr. 5 (Belle Haven Branch): This magic show is so amazing, it’ll both entertain you, and inform you about the 2020 Census!

Mad Science Fun Station: Animal Tracks
Animal tracks in sand

Tuesday, April 7 (Main Library): For Grades K-3: Explore the animal kingdom, and make your own animal footprint to take home!

Instrument Petting Zoo

Instrument Petting Zoo Chamber Music by the BayThursday, April 16 (Main Library): Join us after-hours for a short musical program, followed by a chance for children to get a feel for the instruments!

Booklists


Get book recommendations!  Lists by age, grade and genre are available for children and teens on our Staff Picks page.

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