Story Times

Story Time
It’s fun! It’s educational! It’s Story Time!

Join us for lively sixty-minute programs held regularly each week. Led by our talented librarians, children will hear stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays. Story times can help encourage brain development, increase vocabulary, and improve motor skills. At the same time, children, parents, and caregivers will be entertained by the combination of stories and activities, often centered on a theme.

All of our story times are free, suitable for the entire family, and require no advance registration. If you are bringing a large group of children, please call ahead at (510) 620-6557.

Main Library, Children’s Room - (510) 620-6557
325 Civic Center Plaza


 Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Saturdays, 11:00 AM All ages

All Ears Read to a Dog storytime

3rd Monday of the month, 3:30 - 4:40 p.m.

​Reading Buddies

Kids, K-6th grade are paired with a volunteer to practice their reading and comprehension skills.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the school academic year
Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the summer

Bayview Branch - (510) 620-6566
5100 Hartnett Avenue


 Mondays,10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

West Side Branch - (510) 620-6567 
135 Washington Avenue


Tuesdays, Baby Time, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesdays, Storytime, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM