San Rafael Public Library

Storytimes and Other Events

Downtown Library

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

Please note we will not be holding Baby Time or Family Storytimes the week of Thanksgiving (11/21 – 11/23). We will also be taking a two week break from 12/26 to 1/4.

STEAM Saturdays

Saturdays @ 11:00-11:45am

Come explore science, technology, engineering, art and math at the library! We’re hosting a series of STEAM Saturdays, with STEAM powered stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences for preschool children ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Please wear comfy clothes that are okay to get messy! Register at the Children’s Reference Desk, or by calling us.



Photo of an adult caregiver with a young child.

Baby Time!

Tuesday Mornings @ 10:30-11am
November 28, December 5, 12 & 19

Baby Time! uses material from Mother Goose on the Loose, 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. Designed for children birth to 18 months. Families must have at least one child aged 18 months or younger to participate.




play, discovery, early literacy, storytimes, parent engagement, familiesFamily Storytime

Wednesday Mornings @ 10:30-11am
November 29, December 6, 13 & 20

Thursday Mornings @10:30-11am
November 30, December 7, 14 & 21

An action-packed storytime with stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, flannelboard stories and Mother Goose. Perfect for children from birth to 5 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


stay-and-playStay and Play

Now after every Baby Time and Family Storytime we are offering 30 minutes of Stay and Play for children and their caregivers!   All toys are brought to us with funds from the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.

More about Stay and Play



Eventos en la Biblioteca Pickleweed/Family Events at the Pickleweed Branch

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.