San Rafael Public Library

Storytimes and Other Events

Downtown Library

In the Meeting Room at 1100 E Street, San Rafael, unless otherwise noted.

Weekly Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 10:30, followed by Stay & Play

Baby Time! is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. For babies birth through 18 months, accompanied by a caregiver.

Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30, followed by Stay & Play

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and Mother Goose. For children birth to 5 years old, accompanied by a caregiver.

*Starting November 15, Bilingual Storytime will replace our Thursday morning Family Storytime. All are welcome! No Spanish language abilities required!


Jueves a las 10:30, al partir del 15 de noviembre

Lectura de cuentos bilingües para niños de 0 a 5 años. Seguido por 30 minutos de juego.

Bilingual Storytime for children ages 0 to 5. Followed by Stay and Play.


Special Events

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty

Fourth Fridays of the month, 10:30am
December 28

Miss Kitty is back for a series of fun family concerts that are just right for kids birth to 8 years old. No registration, no space limitations, all are welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.


Family Yoga Storytime

Third Tuesdays of the month, 6-6:45pm
November 20, December 18

Family Yoga Storytime is an interactive experience blending self-empowering themes with individual and partner yoga poses, music, props, singing, parenting insights, and an inspiring storytime book! Leyna Roget Brabant, founder and lead instructor with Calm Mind, Happy Heart, will guide participants on a movement journey to discover stress release tools, simple body-awareness games, and playful relaxation tips for all ages! A small number of child-sized mats will be available, but personal mats are kindly welcomed.

For children aged 2-6 and a caregiver. Space is limited; please register by calling us at (415)485-3322.


Games Day

Saturdays, December 29, January 26, 1-3pm

Come to  Games Day at the Library! We’ll provide a selection of new and classic board games for families with children of all ages. Bring your Magic the Gathering cards or Pokémon cards— experts will be on hand. Stay the entire time or drop-by for just a game or two!

Families with all ages welcome! Drop in program; no registration required.


Eventos en la Biblioteca Pickleweed/

Events at the Pickleweed Library

Located at 50 Canal Street, San Rafael

Caregiver reading to a childLectura de Cuentos para Familias / Family Storytime

los Miercoles a las 6pm. Cuentos, cantos, rimas y bailes para toda la familia.

Wednesdays at 6pm An active bilingual storytime for the whole family.


Child reading a bookLectura de cuentos para niños de 1 a 3 años / Toddler Storytime

los jueves a las 11:30a.m.  Lectura de cuentos bilingües específicamente para niños de 1 a 3 años con mucho baile, movimiento y diversión.

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. An active storytime program for children from 1 to 3 years old.