CHILDREN’S Programs

Children’s Services offers a variety of programs for children through 8th grade including early literacy storytimes, special family programs, S.T.E.A.M. classes, reading incentive programs, and book clubs.

For a flyer of all current programs please click here.

To register for an event or learn more information, please click on the category below.

Family Storytimes and Programs

Family Storytimes and Programs

Family Programs are designed for children of all ages. No registration is required.



Family Storytime
Bring the whole family to enjoy interactive stories, crafts, and more on Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the Storytime Theater.



Pajama-Rama
Wear your jammies for an evening of stories, songs, and puppets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. in the Library Community Room.



Thursday Special Performances
Special performances – an animal show, magic show, a science performance, etc. are offered once a month on Thursday from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. in the Library Community Room.



LEGO Mania
Create and play with the library’s LEGOs. LEGO Mania has traditional-sized LEGOS in addition to larger Mega Blocks and even larger floor blocks for younger ages. See the event calendar for upcoming dates.


Baby and Toddler Storytimes

Baby and Toddler Storytimes


Laptime is for children 0 – 18 months. Toddler Time is for children 18-35 months. Toddler/Laptime is for children 0-35 months. Participants enjoy age-appropriate books, songs, and action rhymes, using a variety of flannel boards, puppets, and more in the Storytime Theater.

Laptime and Toddler Time storytimes require registration and space is limited. Online registration usually begins about a week prior to the start of each session. Please register for only ONE storytime (Laptime, Toddler Time, or Toddler/Laptime). If you have more than one child in this age group, please sign them up for the same storytime. Yorba Linda residents may begin registering about a week prior to online registration by calling the Children’s Services desk at 714-777-2873.

Toddler/Laptime (0-35 months) Mondays 6:15 – 6:40 p.m.
Laptime (0-18 months) Tuesdays 9:30 – 9:55 a.m.
Toddler Time (18-35 months) Tuesdays 10:30 – 10:55 a.m.
Toddler Time (18-35 months) Wednesdays 9:30 – 9:55 a.m.
Toddler Time (18-35 months) Wednesdays 10:30 – 10:55 a.m.


Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime


Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 3 to 6 only in the Storytime Theater. The development of early literary skills is encouraged through language, fingerplays, songs, flannel board stories, puppets, and crafts.

Please register for either Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Wednesdays 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Elementary Age Programs

Elementary Age Programs


Discovery Club (5yrs. – 1st grade)
Discover new wonders through age-appropriate stories, songs, and special S.T.E.A.M. activities on Thursdays from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. in the Storytime Theater. Participants must be 5 years old through 1st grade.


After School Adventure (2nd – 4th grade)
Experience special adventures with S.T.E.A.M., interactive stories, hand-on activities, and genre spotlights on Thursdays from 3:50 – 4:35 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Participants must be in 2nd through 4th grade.


S.T.E.A.M. Workshops (ages 6-12)
S.T.E.A.M. programs are designed as an introduction to topics and concepts for students to explore further on their own. Space is limited. Online registration usually begins 3 weeks prior to each S.T.E.A.M. program. Yorba Linda residents may begin registering one week prior to online registration by calling the Children’s Services desk at 714-777-2873. Phone registration begins January 13 for Yorba Linda Residents. Online open registration begins January 21.

Please register for only one S.T.E.A.M. workshop.
Next workshop is Catapults February 8th

For ages 6-9:
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
or 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
For ages 9-12:
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
or 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.


Grades 4-8 (Club 428)

Club 48 events are for students in grades 4 through 8 only. No registration is required.

4₂8 Book Club
Make new friends, eat tasty pizza, talk about books, and do fun activities in our monthly book discussion group which meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Storytime Theater.


Club 4₂8 Programs
Enjoy engaging activities at these themed programs just for them! Activities may include playing games, making crafts, creating snacks or other unique opportunities. Club 48 Programs meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.


CHILDREN‘S Programs FAQ’s

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Why do I have to register for some storytimes or programs?

Some storytimes and programs require registration and are limited in space. Registration is required for a variety of reasons:

  • to keep the program developmentally appropriate for the age group
  • to maintain the safety of the room
  • to have nametags ready for each student
  • to have the caregiver’s contact information

What if the storytime or program I want to attend is full?

Due to popularity, some storytimes and programs fill up quickly. If a storytime or program is full, you will be added to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available, you will be added to the program.

What happens during storytime?

Our award winning storytimes feature age-appropriate books, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes, special stories, puppet shows, crafts, and activities. For more details, refer to the storytime descriptions above.

Does the Children’s Department offer reading incentive programs?

Children’s Services offers reading incentive programs throughout the year. Children can sign up to read library books and earn prizes in the fall, winter, and summer. For a flyer of current events please refer to the link above.

Children’s Services also offers the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program. Pick up a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log at the Children’s Services desk and establish strong early literacy skills by reading books to your newborn, infant, toddler, and/or preschooler. The goal is to read 1000 books before your child starts kindergarten. For every 100 books read, your child will receive a finger puppet.