Summer is finally here! Children 12 and under can experience an amazingly scrumptious summer because reading is sooooooo delicious! We have an amazing array of fun things for children and families to do!
Reading is so delicious and a wonderful way to enjoy the summer and help your children improve their reading skills.
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There are many animals that help to grow our food, pollinators, seed planters, rodent and pest controllers. Come meet some of the wild helpers that will be at your library, you may be deliciously surprised.
Let’s take a trip on the Music Boat with Angie and Unc—music, reading, creative play, and more!
Reading is so delicious… Let’s taste how! Please call each branch to register for more information.
Awaken your taste buds! Crepes are made in minutes and eaten in seconds. Come to the Allendale Branch to create and eat your own personally decorated crepe, to play fun games, and to listen to tasty stories . . . because reading can be so delicious. Please call 626-744-7260 for reservations.
Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m., Allendale Branch
Children can re-create book covers or literary characters inspired by their favorite books! Using snack foods and other edible materials, kids will have one hour to put their imagination and creativity at work. Materials and some instruction will be provided. Ages 8-12. Call 744-4066, option 4 for reservations.
Saturday, July 13 at 2-3 p.m., Central Children’s Room
Do you have a craving for Frightening foody fun? Eat & compete your way to the top to be our Foody Fear Factor Champ! Sign up at the Hastings Branch Library. * Children with food allergies and family of contestants are welcome to join us as audience members. For more information please call 626-744-7262.
Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m., Hastings Branch
Love Pizza? Come to our Pizza Party, listen to stories, play games and have a slice while listening to Italian music. Ages 5 – 12. Please call 626-744-7270 for reservations.
Tuesday, July 16 at 3:30 pm., San Rafael Branch
Do you love fortune cookies like we do? Then come over to the Hill Avenue Branch Library and learn how fortune cookies are made, hear a story, and make your very own paper fortune cookies with fun messages inside. All materials will be provided. Please call 626-744-7264 for more information.
Tuesday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m., Hill Avenue Branch
Join us as we read our favorite kids camping stories and show you how to make a S’more treat. Please call 626-744-6510 to sign up.
Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m., Villa Parke Branch
Stir up your imagination with delightful stories and creative snacks. Join us for tasty popular children’s stories followed by activities and yummy snacks. Please call 626-744-7268 for more information.
Wednesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch
Learn how to make beautiful papel picado art from tissue paper – and then feast on nachos deliciosos! Please call 626-744-7272 to reserve a spot.
Wednesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch
Join us for a fun, yummy “green” storytime! Please call 626-744-7278 for more information.
Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m., Linda Vista Branch
Some are tart and some are sweet but this tasty fruit just can’t be beat!
Join us for tasty popular children’s stories followed by activities and yummy snacks centered on apples. Please call 626-744-7266 for more information.
Thursday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m., Lamanda Park Branch
Come celebrate bread around the world! We’ll share stories, sample tasty morsels and even make our own butter! Call 744-4066, option 4 for reservations.
Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., Central Children’s Room
Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy a story-filled picnic with the Librarian in Hastings' Butterfly Garden.
Tuesday, July 23 at 12 p.m., Hastings Branch
Want to make awesome structures using marshmallows and different types of pasta such as spaghetti and noodles? Join us for a fun afternoon creating spaghetti structures that will be tested for earthquake resistance and judged based on creativity.
Join us Thursdays this summer as PPL presents outstanding Children’s storytellers and musicians at 10 a.m. at the Central Library and in the afternoon at one of our Branches. Perfect for Children ages 6 and up.
Yvette BrandySummer Tales of Discovery Join adventures in their suspense-filled journeys of twists and surprises.
Jose Luis Orozco, renowned author and musician (Diez Deditos, Los Colores) will have everyone singing and dancing to songs in English and Spanish.
Antonio Sacre, gifted storyteller and writer, offers wonderful folktales and stories based on the proverbs from his childhood.
Dr. Cory Hills, well-known teacher and percussionist, uses bells and drums to tell stories in new and amazing ways.
Arty Loon, magician and juggler, offers magic, crazy antics, and more for a fun-filled family adventure.
Deliciously fun storytimes with delightful special guests from the Pasadena Public Health Department. Learn about exercise, nutrition, sample a tasty dish or two, and pick up easy recipes kids can make at home.