San Rafael Public Library

Kids Events

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.

 

Candy Sushi

Tuesday, March 6 @ 3:30

Come make candy sushi at the library! We’ll provide all the ingredients you need to create tasty and beautiful candy maki and nigiri. Prizes will be awarded for the top sushi chefs!

For teens and tweens in grades 5-8. Space is limited; register in the Children’s Room or by calling us at (415) 485-3322.

 

Math Club

Wednesdays, 1/31-6/6

  • 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 library@cityofsanrafael.org, or call us at 415-485-3322.

 

Read to a Dog

Saturdays, March 10, 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 library@cityofsanrafael.org, 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.

 

Reading Buddies

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.