Children

Storytimes


View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

Summer Puppetry Festival
Collage of puppet photos

Join the library in celebrating the art of puppetry in its many forms, as we host a series of puppet shows by a variety of performers from throughout the Bay Area and well beyond! Held on select Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven Branch.

August 25Luce Puppet Company: Circus Fantastico

Summer at the Library

Collage of summer performersThe Summer Learning Challenge is back, loaded with books, prizes, and free events for all ages! Mark your calendar, and tell your friends!

August 20
2:00-4:00 pm
Bay Area Discovery Museum Try-It TruckMain LibraryGrades K-5
August 22
7:00-8:00 pm
Acrobatic Musical Storytelling
Main LibraryAll Ages

 Menlo Park Storytelling Festival

Storyteller performing in front of audienceIt’s time for our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival! Join us as we welcome professional talent visiting us from around the state, the country—and the world. 

Menlo Park StoryFestSat., Sept. 7
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Main Library
For the first time since 2016: a variety of storytellers come together to share tales from around the world!
Alicia Retes
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Sun., Sept. 8
2:00-3:00 pm
Belle Haven Branch
Alicia’s interactive Native tale will incorporate songs and California Native musical instruments.
John Weaver
Legends & Laughter
Thurs., Sept. 19
4:00-4:45 pm
Main Library
Wild journeys, hilarious misunderstandings: you never know what you might get .
Olga Loya
Singing & Dancing Through Stories
Sun., Sept 29
2:00-3:00 pm
Belle Haven Branch
Celebrate through dancing and singing as you hear folk tales, personal stories and myths.

Singer Bonnie Lockhart:
Songs and Music Games from Around the World

Woman posing with guitarTuesday, September 17: (Main Library) Sing along, clap along, and move along, during Bonnie's participatory concert for preschool and primary grade children and their families!

Science Night

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory table at Science Night 0918 Thursday, September 26: (Main Library) Our 9th hands-on evening of fun and exploration will feature Hiller Aviation Museum, SRI International, Beetlelady, and much more!

Booklists


Get book recommendations!  Lists by age, grade and genre are available for children and teens on our Staff Picks page.

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