Events for Youth at the Downtown Library
For a complete listing of all programs at the Downtown and Pickleweed libraries, please check our calendar. Many of our enrichment programs are sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.
Volunteer with us this summer
We’re looking for middle school and high school volunteers to help out with Summer Reading. If you’re a teen or tween who will have completed 6th grade by June, loves working with kids, and wants to give back to your community, we’d love to hear from you!
Pick-up a paper application from the Children’s Reference Desk, or fill-out an application online.
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.
- 3-4pm 3rd and 4th graders
- 4-5pm 4th and 5th graders
Thursdays, 2/1-6/7, 3:45-4:45pm, 5th-7th graders
*No club on February 22-23 and April 11-12*
Math Club provides students in 3rd-7th grades the opportunity to practice math skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Students will work on level-appropriate assigned work to strengthen their foundation and learn useful tricks. Space is limited. Please register at the Children’s Reference Desk, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 415-485-3322.
Read to a Dog
Saturdays, April 14, and May 12, 11am – 12pm
Readers aged 5 and older are invited to book an appointment to read to a dog at the San Rafael Public Library! Space is limited, so please make your appointment at the Children’s Reference Desk, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 415-485-3322.
Dogs are ideal reading partners, providing comfort and unconditional acceptance that can allow children to focus better and read with greater confidence. The Marin Humane Society’s SHARE a Book program is designed to help children improve their literacy skills in a comforting and fun environment.
Monday January 22 – Thursday May 24
*Appointments will be available weekdays after school and weekends. Call the Children’s Desk at 415-485-3322 for specific dates and times, and to make an appointment.
Reading Buddies pairs adult and teen volunteers with elementary school aged youth (grades 1-3) for 20 minute appointments. During the appointment, the child will practice reading with their Reading Buddy one-on-one, and receive help and guidance with difficult words, comprehension, and other reading skills.
Events for Families at the Pickleweed Library
For a complete listing of all programs at the Downtown and Pickleweed libraries, please check our calendar. Our enrichment programs are sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.