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

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty

Friday, June 21, 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, 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.


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.




  • Downtown Library

    Sun: 1-5
    Mon: 1-8
    Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10-8
    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues & Weds: 1-8
    Thurs: 11-8
    Fri & Sat: 11-5

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

    Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-8
    Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5
    Tues: closed

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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