View the storytime schedule for the Main Library.

Summer Reading season is here!

2018 SRP Kickoff TREE

Pre-readers, elementary & middle schoolers, and teens: sign up for our summer reading program!  You get a free book when you sign up, and another when you finish, and in-between there are weekly drawings, a chance at a college scholarship, special programs, and a lot of fun. Stop by either library location to sign up for the program and learn about its many benefits.

Singin' in the Shade
Singin in the Shade

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning in May: Toddlers & preschoolers love this program focused on language development and socialization through singing, stories, and sign language! Join us outside the library under the large oak tree. No registration required! Bring a blanket to sit on!

Grade School Tuesdays

SRP 2018 Main Library

Summer is coming, and school may be out, but the Main Library is keeping grade schoolers (ages 5-12) learning and engaged! Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 for close encounters with science and the arts! On the Tuesdays where no special visitor is scheduled, please join us in the library's youth room for a cool craft.

June 19
Science Tellers
July 10
Animals of the Rainforest
July 24
Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble
August 7
Bay Area Discovery Museum Try It Truck
August 21
Crosspulse Rhythm Duo

Puppetry Festival at Belle Haven Branch Library

Puppetry Festival collage 2 rows

This summer, the Menlo Park Belle Haven Library celebrates puppetry in its many forms! Drop in for one event, or join us for the entire series! On the Sundays when no show is scheduled, join us for puppet crafts and coloring.

Sunday, June 3Puppet Art Theater: 3 Billy Goats Gruff
Sunday, June 17Caterpillar Puppets: Itty-Bitty Variety Show
Sunday, July 1The Puppet Company: The Puppet Circus
Sunday, July 15Magical Moonshine Theatre: The Puppet Man
Wednesday, July 25Silly Goose & Val
Sunday, July 29Puppet Art Theater: Frankenswine
Sunday, August 12Fratello Marionettes: The Carnival of the Animals
Sunday, August 26Randel McGee & Groark the Dragon

Big Kid Wednesdays at Belle Haven Branch Library

BH SRP Wednesdays 2018

Summer Reading season is coming up fast! The Menlo Park Belle Haven Library is going to give elementary schoolers  (ages 5-12) something fun to do every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00, with music, science, stories and crafts--something different each week!

June 13
Cascada de Flores
June 20
Craft Day
June 27
Wild Cat Adventures
July 11
Science Tellers
July 18
Quack, Gabble, Squawk: Storyteller Kirk Waller
July 25
Silly Goose and Val
August 1
August 8
Mad Science: Fire and Ice


ZunZunThursday, July 12 at 7:00: Join us for Songs of the Sea/Canciones del Mar! Octopus flamenco, a fisherman cumbia, tide pool limbo and the creation of a wave salsa band highlight this  lively show.


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

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