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 that we will be taking a two week break from all Storytimes the last week in May and the first week in June (May 29 – June 7). Thank you!

Caregiver and child doing yogaFamily Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, April 25 @ 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Family Yoga Storytime is an interactive experience led by Leyna Roget Brabant, founder and lead instructor with Calm Mind, Happy Heart. It will blend self-empowering themes with individual and partner yoga poses, music, props, singing, parenting insights, and an inspiring storytime book! Caregivers are invited to participate to whatever degree their body is capable; no prior yoga experience necessary. A limited number of child sized yoga mats provided; personal mats kindly welcomed. For children aged 2-6 with a caregiver. Space is limited, please register at the Children’s Desk or call us at 415-485-3322 to participate. Sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.

Día de los niños/Día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

Saturday, May 5, 11am-12:30pm

Join us for a Children’s Day celebration with bilingual music, stories, and movement. Mariela Herrera will perform, followed by fun and games, and a book giveaway. Great for families with children of all ages. No registration, all are welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.



Photo of children's performer Miss KittySing and Dance with Miss Kitty!

Friday Mornings, April 27, and May 25 @ 10:30am
(Fourth Friday of the month January-May 2018)

San Rafael City Hall City Council Chambers, next to the downtown Library at 1400 5th Avenue

We are pleased to announce the return of Miss Kitty to the San Rafael Public Library! 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.



Photo of an adult caregiver with a young child.

Baby Time!

Tuesday Mornings @ 10:30-11am
April 24, May 1, 8, 15 & 22

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
April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

Thursday Mornings @10:30-11am
April 26, May 3, 10, 17 & 24

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.