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Smarty Pants Storytime

In-Person Program

2023-12-13 12:30:00 2023-12-13 13:00:00 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. Florence Library -

Wednesday, December 13
12:30pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-13 12:30:00 2023-12-13 13:00:00 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. Florence 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.

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. 

This event is held in-person. LA County Public Health strongly encourages masks and physical distancing indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks will continue to be available for customers upon request. Please see the Guidelines for Attendees during the registration process for more information.

AGE GROUP: | Toddlers | Preschoolers |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime |

TAGS: | Smarty Pants Storytime |

Florence Library

Phone: 323.581.8028

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 Closed

About the branch

Library service to the Florence community began in 1914 as a collection of 125 titles housed in the home of Fred W. Cleland at 1920 E. Florence Avenue, with Mrs. Maude Cleland as the volunteer custodian of the collection. On June 30, 1915, the collection of 508 books was moved to the Florence Avenue Elementary School.

In 1920, the collection of 1,000 books and 11 magazine subscriptions was moved into a building with a converted stable at 7607 Crocket Boulevard. In 1924, the library was housed at 7215 Beach Boulevard and was again moved in 1931/32 to a storefront building at the corner of Makee Street and Florence Avenue. This storefront facility was refurbished in 1964 for the 50th anniversary of the Florence Library.

In 1970, the library was moved to the current location. The Library was refurbished beginning December 2001 and reopened May 2002.

The Library debuted its new refurbished location at the Florence-Firestone Community Service Center on May 3, 2023.

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Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Fri, Mar 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 06, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Mon, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Mar 13, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 20, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Thu, Mar 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 27, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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