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 @ 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.

Jueves a las 10:30
Thursdays @ 10:30

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

Process Art Explorations

Saturdays, April 13 & May 11, 1 – 2pm

Process Art emphasizes the process of making art. It is about the experience children have while they are creating. Children make their own decisions and there is no right or wrong way to explore.

Join us for a series of process art explorations! Wear clothes that are okay to get messy. Each session new materials for exploration will be offered. All ages welcome.

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty

Fridays, April 19 & May 3, 10:30 – 11:15am
San Rafael City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1400 5th Ave. in downtown San Rafael.

Miss Kitty is joining us 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.

Storytime at the Mall

Wednesdays, 2:30pm
Pop-Up Library at the Northgate Mall; formerly Payless Shoes, just down from the food court.

Join us for a storytime at the library pop-up location! Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, movement and more. This storytime is perfect for children ages birth – 5 and their caregivers.

Games Day

Saturdays, April 27 & May 23, 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.

Día de los Niños With Colors of Spanish

Saturday, May 4th, 1-3pm

Join us for an afternoon of fun celebrating Día de los Niños / Children’s Day with a special performance by Colors of Spanish. Guadalupe Tausch of Colors of Spanish will share bilingual music, movement, and adventure ideal for children birth to 8 years old. Participants will get a Spanish language or bilingual book to keep, and enjoy face-painting, sidewalk chalk, lawn games, and other fun following the performance. Snacks will also be provided.

No registration, all are welcome! Sponsored by the California State Library and the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.

Join us to celebrate Día de los Niños at all of our branches:

Pickleweed– Saturday, April 20th, 9am-2pm
Northgate– Wednesday, May 8th, 6-7pm



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.