Pre-readers, elementary and middle schoolers, and teens: sign up for our summer reading program! You get a free book when you sign up, and another when you finish, and in-between there are weekly drawings, a chance at a college scholarship, special programs, and a lot of fun. Stop by either library location to sign up for the program and learn about its many benefits.
Thursdays at 10 a.m., beginning in May: Toddlers and preschoolers love this program focused on language development and socialization through singing, stories, and sign language! Join us outside the library under the large oak tree. No registration required! Bring a blanket to sit on!
Summer is coming, and school may be out, but the Main Library is keeping grade schoolers (ages 5-12) learning and engaged! Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. for close encounters with science and the arts! On the Tuesdays where no special visitor is scheduled, please join us in the library's youth room for a cool craft.
|June 19||Science Tellers|
|July 3||Book Bag Decorating|
|July 10||Animals of the Rainforest|
|July 17||Color Changing Slime|
|July 24||Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble|
|July 31||Mixed Media Art|
|August 7||Bay Area Discovery Museum Try It Truck|
|August 14||Big Kid Coloring|
|August 21||Crosspulse Rhythm Duo|
This summer, the Belle Haven Branch Library celebrates puppetry in its many forms! Drop in for one event, or join us for the entire series! On the Sundays when no show is scheduled, join us for puppet crafts and coloring.
|Sunday, June 3||Puppet Art Theater: 3 Billy Goats Gruff|
|Sunday, June 17||Caterpillar Puppets: Itty-Bitty Variety Show|
|Sunday, July 1||The Puppet Company: The Puppet Circus|
|Sunday, July 15||Magical Moonshine Theatre: The Puppet Man|
|Wednesday, July 25||Silly Goose & Val|
|Sunday, July 29||Puppet Art Theater: Frankenswine|
|Sunday, August 12||Fratello Marionettes: The Carnival of the Animals|
|Sunday, August 26||Randel McGee & Groark the Dragon|
Summer Reading season is coming up fast! The Menlo Park Belle Haven Branch Library is going to give elementary schoolers (ages 5-12) something fun to do every Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., with music, science, stories and crafts--something different each week!
|June 13||Cascada de Flores|
|June 20||Craft Day|
|July 11||Science Tellers|
|July 18||Quack, Gabble, Squawk: Storyteller Kirk Waller|
|July 25||Silly Goose and Val|
|August 8||Mad Science: Fire and Ice|
Join us at our twice-annual celebration of all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)! Science Night is your chance to explore hands-on exhibits and experiments from a variety of organizations from throughout the Bay Area. It's a new mix of presenters each time! Our next two Science Nights will be Thursday, September 27, and Thursday, March 28.