Children Special Events PDF Print E-mail
All programs and events are FREE and held at Covina Public Library, Community Room. Sponsored by The Friends of the Covina Public Library
DAY & TIME:        Friday, 2-3 pm
June 20
June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
magic carpet
This show features tons of magic, loads of laughs, lots of audience participation, a LIVE bunny and “The Magic Carpet” where Magician David will float one of the children on a special “Magic Carpet” ride for a grand finale!
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Saturday, June 21, 2-3 pm


puppetSCOTT LAND MARIONETTES PUPPET SHOW - “Puppeteer to the Stars”
 Don’t miss this wonderful performance as Scott brings his puppets to life right before your eyes!
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, June 28, 2-3 pm
Enjoy a walkabout with some of Australia’s most popular and exotic citizens! Children may see a wallaby, kookaburra, cockatoo, sugar gliders, tree frogs, bearded dragon, blue-tongued skink, or even a python! Now THAT’s a good’ay, mate! Preregistration required by calling (626) 384-5340.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 12, 1-2 pm, 2:30-3:30 pm
Join us for eye-opening magic, comedy and child participation in a performance that’s entertaining, motivating, and educational. Crucial lessons include avoiding drugs and bullies.
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Saturday, July 19, 2-3 pm
sea ottersThis mobile tide pool exhibit invites children to touch local marine life right at YOUR Library! Interactive programs teach how ocean inhabitants use their unique adaptions for survival in a watery world. Preregistration required by calling (626) 384-5340.
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, July 26, 12:30-2:30 pm, 3-5 pm
celestialWe’re bringing the Universe to YOUR Library! Enter the mobile planetarium and gaze into the starry nights to see stars, constellations and galaxies. Experts use special effects with lasers, music and slides to teach participants Astronomy and the Solar System with hands-on interaction. Preregistration required by calling (626) 384-5340.
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Friday, August 1, 2:30-3:30 pm, 4-5 pm
Summer Storytimes for Children PDF Print E-mail

Baby Storytime (0-2 years)

baby_storytime1We welcome you and your baby to the wonderful world of books, language, dance and sing-alongs at our baby storytime. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer dates: June 24-Aug. 15
Day & time: Fridays, 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime (2-3 years)

Toddler storytime is perfect for children ages 2 - 3 years. This special storytime helps this age group further develop their verbal skills, their means of expression, and solidifies basic concepts -- letters, numbers, colors, shapes -- all in preparation for preschool. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer dates: June 24-August 15
Day & time: Tuesdays, 11:30 am

New! Upside Down Pajama Storytime (2-5 years)

Wear your pajamas, and bring your blanket or a favorite stuffed animal and join us for some storytelling fun! Older children are welcome, but this storytime is designed specifically for toddlers and pre-K. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer dates: July 5-26
Day & time: Saturdays, 9:30 am

Summer Reading Program: June 14-Aug 2 PDF Print E-mail

RocketPaws to Read!

Wag your tails and stomp your paws for this animal extravaganza! It’s fun for all ages and easy to join. Anyone who attends at least three events in their age group will be entered into a grand prize drawing. To sign up, go to the Summer Reading Program table under the red umbrella.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Baskin Robbins, Brunswick Covina Bowl, Country General Store, Credit Union of Southern California, Friends of the Covina Public Library, In N Out, Kids Art, Legoland, Marie Callender’s, McDonalds, Red Dragon Karate, Room 2 Dance, South Kiwanis Club, and Two Toms’ Juice Bar and Eatery

All Ages

“PAWS TO GIVE” KICKOFF: June 14-August 1

Pet Food 406x250Kick off the Summer Reading Program through giving. Animal shelters provide so many loving pets with shelter, food and care and all rely on generous donations from people like you to be able to keep providing in the future. Be a part! Donate items like dog food, cat food, and kitty litter, throw blankets, chew toys and more. The Covina Public Library will deliver all items to a local animal shelter in need. Donations will be accepted during all library hours! For a complete listing of acceptable and preferred items, please contact Jennifer Blair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Lilly Jimenez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

cute cat animal picture


ADOPT-A-PET DAY: Saturday, August 2, 11 am-3 pm
End the Summer Reading Program with heart! A local animal shelter will be visiting the Covina Public Library with many pets in need of loving homes. Can you or anyone you know provide a forever home to an animal in need?


Children (ages 4-12)


Earn a “Paws” tag by participating in any event marked with a PAW PRINT.

Paw-Print“PAWS AT WORK” K-9 Demonstration: Thursday, June 26, 12-1 pm
Come learn about what it is like to work in the K9 Unit! Meet Agent Peter Palomino and Max, members of the Monterey Park Police Department K9 unit. For more information, please contact Lilly Jimenez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 384-5280.

Paw-PrintREAD OUTSIDE THE BOX: July 1-31
Thought of reading something different? Library staff dares you to read new authors. For a list of selected authors, see the “Read Outside the Box” reading challenge author list.

Play the scavenger hunt game to look for items throughout the library! Get all answers correct and receive a mystery prize.

Children (up to age 8) can participate in a coloring or photo (ages 7-12) contest. Take a picture of your favorite animal or volunteer at a local animal shelter and take a picture of your experience! Winners will be displayed the following week.

Paw-PrintBOOK BUDDIES! Thursday, July 24, 1:30-2:30 pm
Learning how to read? Want to show off your reading skills? Come join us and we’ll pair you with your very own Book Buddy! Spend a fun filled hour reading your favorite books to someone or have them read to you! Preregistration required. Please contact Krizia Virbia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 384-5293. Ages 5-12.

Paw-PrintCRITTER CARD CRAFT! Wednesday, July 30, 1:30-3:30 pm
Come join us for our Critter Card Craft! Brighten up an animal’s day at (local pet shelter TBD) by creating a homemade card for a special animal!

You can help sponsor these events through donations of much needed supplies. To view the wish list, please click here.

Homework Help - Grades 1-8 PDF Print E-mail


Drop-In Homework Help Center
The Library offers academic homework help for students in grades 1-8 on a drop-in basis. The program offers students the opportunity to complete homework assignments in a safe and welcoming environment. The Homework Help Center is open during the school year only.

LOCATION: Library, Community Room

DATES: January 7 - May 29

DAYS & TIME: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm

FEE: $3 per week per child

For more information, please call (626) 384-5280

Brainfuse Online Homework Help
The Covina Public Library offers FREE Homework Help for grades 1-12. Connect to an online tutor and get your homework done with Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service powered by Brainfuse.

To connect to an online tutor, click here and type in your library card number.

The Homework Center Needs Volunteers
Would you like to serve as a peer tutor? Students in grade 8 must get straight As. High school students must be on the honor roll. Call the literacy office for more information: (626) 384-5280.
Paws for Books PDF Print E-mail


The Library invites children who are learning to read to visit the children’s area and read to a loving, friendly dog. This unique program gives readers the opportunity to read to a nonjudgmental listener -- one who will accept the story exactly as it is read. All dogs have received certification from Therapy Dogs International, Delta Pet Partners, or Therapy Dogs Incorporated. Read for fifteen minutes and earn a Paws ticket. Collect three Paws tickets (equal to 45 minutes of reading) and get a free DVD rental! Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

DAY & TIME: Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm

LOCATION: Covina Public Library 234 N. Second Avenue

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