Children

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Summer Reading Adventure 2021
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June 1-August 31: Our Summer Reading Adventure is here! It's for all ages. Adults, teens, and children can discover great books, enjoy activities and online events, and earn prizes. Sign up today! 

Preschool/Toddler Tuesdays

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Join us online for fun early literacy sessions with a mix of storytimes and musical guests!
Tuesday, June 22 Brain and Body Boogie
Tuesday, June 29 Música con Nathalia / Music with Nathalia
 Tuesday, July 6 Storytime with the Beetlelady
 Tuesday, July 13 Nanny Nikki Music
 Tuesday, July 20 Zoo Storytime
 Tuesday, July 27 Miss Katie Sings

Storytimes every Wednesday

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We offer live, interactive storytimes--online! Join us each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for stories, songs and early-learning fun for grown-ups and their little ones. Sign up now!

Summer Puppetry Festival
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Summer Reading season is back, and so is our puppetry festival! Enjoy four live, online sessions to amuse and awaken the imagination of all ages.

Thursday, June 24Bob Baker Marionette Theater: The Circus
Thursday, July 8Luce Puppet Company: Zomo the Trickster Rabbit
Thursday, July 22Rene's Marionettes: Variety in Miniature
Thursday, Aug. 5Puppet Art Theater: Tommy's Space Adventure

Animal Adventures
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This summer, we are taking you on several virtual trips to meet animal educators, and learn about the wonderful creatures in their care!

Thursday, July 1
Turtle Bay Exploration Park: Animal Survival Techniques
Thursday, July 15Sacramento Zoo: Animal Habitats and Adaptations
Thursday, July 29Honolulu Zoo: Islands Expedition
Thursday, Aug. 12Alaska Zoo: Wild Wolverines

Art Activity: Rangoli
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Saturday, July 10: Grab a few simple materials, and join us online as we learn about rangoli, and create mandalas inspired by this Indian art form.

Children can enjoy the library at home


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Learn
  • ABC Mouse is the #1 digital learning program for ages 2-8!  To start, check out an account on the web site. Then continue on the web or in the app.
  • Tutor.com lets you get homework help with a live tutor, in the browser or app.
  • TumbleMath has fun K-6 math books in all kinds of categories.
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