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: July 3 - August 28      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 30 - August 25
Day & time: Tuesdays, 11:30 am

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 11 - August 29
Day & time: Saturdays, 9:30 am

 
Play and Learn Workshops PDF Print E-mail

Family Place WorkshopThe Covina Public Library is a Family Place Library! Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

During the “Play And Learn Workshops,” the Library will provide a setting for the child and parent to play and interact with toys, crafts, and books while also introducing the parent to some of the local parenting resources. Weekly sessions will include child development and behavior, nutrition, speech and hearing, literacy, etc. This program is FREE but registration is required! Please call (626) 384-5293 to sign up for one of our “Play and Learn Workshops.” Space for each of the workshops is limited to 15 families with children ages 12 – 36 months.

Registration Information:

Please fill out the Workshop Registration Form and return it to the Library. You may also fax it to (626) 384-5315 to the attention of Veronica Van Anrooy.

Registration: Going on Now

Dates: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, August 5, and August 12

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:30 am

 
Paws for Books PDF Print E-mail

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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

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

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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: On Break until Fall

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.
 
 
My First Library Card PDF Print E-mail
The Covina Public Library is pleased to announce My First Library Card. This card is specially designed for children ages 0-5 to promote and encourage early literacy skills.  Children may check out items from the Children's collection, including books, children's CD's, and audiobooks. Parent/Guardian may come in anytime the library is open with their child and sign up for the card. Parent/Guardian must show proper identification, as outlined here. Stop in and sign your child up for a free card today!
 
 
 
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