Kids and Families

The Monterey Public Library is a center for exploration and learning for all ages, through books and beyond. Are you looking for a great book to read? Do you need help with a homework assignment? Great! You've come to the right place for those and more.

Happy child, happy librarian.How about some multisensory, hands-on learning? Our programs recognize the enormous potential for learning together. We offer creative experiences for families with babies first discovering their world through teens and their wealth of fresh ideas.

In addition to books for all ages, our collections include books on CD, DVDs, magazines, age-appropriate research databases, and free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.

Highlights are our extensive folk and fairy tale collection and our Storytime Kits, complete with specially chosen picture books on popular subjects, puppets, flannel boards, and everything you need to take the storytime experience home with you. Child playing with blocks at the library.

You're always welcome to ask our highly skilled children's librarians for personal guidance. We're librarians. We love questions and we'd love to meet you.


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Upcoming Events for Kids

Construction Party

Construction Party

Saturday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.

We'll bring the blocks, gears, and marble runs, you bring your young engineers. What can we build together?

 

Holiday Greeting Card Making

Holiday Greeting Card Making

Tuesday, December 13, 3:30 p.m.

Create your own greeting card to share with family, friends, or teachers. 

Read with Officer Collier

Read with Officer Collier

Friday, December 16, 3:30 p.m.

Bring your safety questions, and join Officer Collier for a fun visit and reading time.

Family Movie Afternoon

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesday, December 20, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon movie and share a snack with friends. 

Questions? Please contact Dayna Armstrong at armstrong@monterey.org or (831) 646-5660.

Crazy 8s Math Club for K-2nd Graders

Crazy 8s Math Club for K-2nd Graders

Tuesday, January 17, 3:30 p.m.

Are you ready to get crazy? Have fun with friends as you build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess, and develop math and reading skills! Crazy 8s meets every Tuesday from January 17th through March 7th and goes from 3:30p.m. till 4:30p.m.

This is a FREE program, but registration is required and attendance at all eight meetings is preferred. Registration opens December 13. Call (831)646-3933 to sign up. 

This session is for students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. 

*Detailed information about age guidelines and policies is available here.

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