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Smarty Pants Storytime

In-Person Program

2024-05-15 11:00:00 2024-05-15 11:45:00 America/Los_Angeles Smarty Pants Storytime Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver. Willowbrook Library -

Wednesday, May 15
11:00am - 11:45am

Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 11:00:00 2024-05-15 11:45:00 America/Los_Angeles Smarty Pants Storytime Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver. Willowbrook Library -

Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Storytime will take place in the Children's Area.

This program is part of Smart Start at the Library, LA County Library's collection of programs and services for early learners ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers.

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees. 

Please join us after Storytime for Parent Cafés, an opportunity to chat with other caregivers and gather parenting tips from a Positive Parenting Program accredited librarian: Date, Date, Date

Program and materials provided in collaboration with DMH and MHSA.

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AGE GROUP: | Toddlers | Preschoolers |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime |

TAGS: | Smarty Pants Storytime | Smart Start |

Willowbrook Library

Phone: 323.564.5698

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Willowbrook Library occupies a very special place in the history of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles County Free Library, as it was then called, was founded September 5, 1912.

On Christmas Eve Day, 1912, the County Librarian received a petition from the residents of the Willowbrook Community, requesting that Willowbrook have the first County branch library. This petition was followed up with a long distance call from Mrs. Belle Jenks offering her services and her home for the purpose.

Both offers were accepted and on April 23, 1913, Willowbrook opened as the first branch library of the Los Angeles County Public Library with an initial shipment of 50 books. The library was open for 2 days in April 1913 and circulated 18 books.

In July 1919, the library was moved to a room in the Post Office at rental of $20.00 a month (later reduced during the Depression to $15.00 a month).

In 1950, a library was built on El Segundo Boulevard but was damaged by fire during the 1965 Watts riots. Rebuilt with community donations and dedicated in June 1966, Willowbrook Library served the community at the El Segundo location until the library was relocated to the Kenneth Hahn Plaza in 1987.

On July 28, 2018, Willowbrook Library opened to the public at its new location: 11737 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, 90059.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 12:15pm
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Learn about the amazing life of the sea star and how it survives in the ocean. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver.

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Come by your library and engage in some activities that look at the different ways we hide our true selves and why. For ages 13 -17

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 12:15pm
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Start your summer off right by joining us in reading aloud the book "How to Code a Sandcastle" by Josh Funk! Learn the basics of coding and then design your own sandcastle! For ages 5 - 12 with an adult or caretaker.

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
A cipher wheel is a tool used to create encrypted messages. Join us as we explore the history of this tool while we create our own wheel and race to decode messages around us. For ages 13 - 17.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 12:15pm
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about The Power of Positive Parenting and explore strategies to take home and try with your family. This seminar will be led by an accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Program librarian. For parents and caregivers of ages 3 - 12.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured. 
Register

Tue, Jun 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we learn about the history of Juneteenth and tap into your creativity by designing a bumper sticker expressing your thoughts, feelings, and messages of empowerment. For ages 13 - 17

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Kids will learn to sculpt a favorite character or animal by learning the basics of form and anatomy led by the Friends of Junior Arts Center. All materials will be provided. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate the beauty and cultural significance of African beadwork for Juneteenth and design your own beaded jewelry. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Come see Chef Andy Matsuda of the Sushi Chef Institute demonstrate the art of making sushi in the traditional and modern styles. For Adults.