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. Our enrichment programs are sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library.

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Saturday, March 11, 11 am – 12 pm

Readers aged 5 and older are invited to book an appointment to read to a dog at the San Rafael Public Library! Make your appointment at the Children’s Reference Desk, 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, and to offer an opportunity for them to have fun reading – to dogs!

 

 

lego4Builders Club

Wednesday, March 8, 2-3:30pm

We provide the Legos, you bring the ideas and imagination. Participants can both build freely and participate in a Lego Quest challenge. For children ages 5 and older. Space is limited. Please sign-up at the Children’s Reference Desk, or give us a call at 415-485-3322.

 

Family Blanket Fort Storytime

Tuesday, February 28, 6-6:45pm

Ideal for families with children birth to 8 years old. Join us for a cozy evening storytime at the Library and building blanket forts together. We’ll provide the supplies, feel free to bring extra flashlights. Free! No registration needed!

 

 

Math Club

Thursdays, March 2nd-June 1st*, 4-5pm
*No club on April 13th

Come to Math Club at the Library! Math club will provide  students in 4th-7th grades the opportunity to practice and train their math skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. They will work on their level-appropriate assigned work to strengthen their foundation and learn useful tricks. Register at the Children’s Reference Desk, or by calling (415)485-3322

 

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Reading Buddies

Spring 2017: Tuesday January 17 – Saturday June 3

Reading Buddies pairs adult and teen volunteers with children in 1st – 3rd grades 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. We also have bilingual volunteers available who can help in both English and Spanish.

Weekly appointments are available on:

  • Mondays 4-5 pm
  • Tuesdays 4-5 pm
  • Wednesdays 5-6 pm
  • First and Third Saturdays 10-11 am

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit or call the Downtown Library’s Children’s Reference Desk (415-485-3322).

 

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.