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The Oceanside Public Library offers families a variety of fun, educational and free activities including storytimes, after-school activities and special events.

Storytimes

Storytimes are designed to develop early literacy skills and inspire a love of reading. Children will delight in storytelling, fingerplays, music and making crafts. Storytimes are open and 30 - 45 minutes.

Preschool Storytime
  • For ages 3 - 6.
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - Civic Center Library
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m. - Mission Branch Library
Cuentos Para Ninos

Traiga sus niños de 2 a 5 años a divertirse y aprender, con cuentos, canciones y actividades especiales.

  • Miercoles, 10:30 a.m. - Civic Center Library
  • Viernes, 11:00 a.m. - Mission Branch Library
Baby Storytime

This storytime includes an interactive read aloud, finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs and free play.

  • For ages 0 - 24 months.
  • Monday, 10:30 a.m. - Civic Center Library
  • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - Mission Branch Library
Toddler Storytime
  • For ages 2 - 3.
  • Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - Civic Center Library
Family Pajama Storytime

Come dressed in your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

  • For all children.
  • 1st Monday of the month, 6 p.m. - Civic Center Library

    After-School Activities

     
    Homework Helpers

    The library offers free homework help provided by volunteers for students in grades K - 8th.  No registration required.

    • Mondays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Mission Branch Library
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Civic Center Library
    Wacky Wednesday After-school Crafts

    Get creative with fun children’s crafts and check out some good books! For children of all ages.

    • 1st Wednesday of the month, 2:00 p.m. - Mission Branch Library
    • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 2:00 p.m. - Civic Center Library
    Paws to Read

    Read and share books with a Love on a Leash therapy dog and get a free bookmark. For children in grades K - 5th.

    • 1st Wednesday of the month, 2:00 p.m. - Civic Center Library
    • 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2:00 p.m. - Mission Branch Library
    Tween Video Games

    Play the Wii, make new friends and enjoy some snacks. For ages 8 - 12.

    • 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:00 p.m. - Civic Center Library
    Tween Book Club

    Discuss the book, make new friends and enjoy tasty snacks. Sign up and pick up a free copy of the book at the children's desk. For 3rd - 6th graders.

    • 4th Monday of the month, 4:00 p.m. - Civic Center Library

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday October 30, 2014 (Today)
    10:30 AMToddler Storytime
    Toddler Storytime - This series of programs features one-on-one adult/child stories, music, crafts and other activities.  Toddlers learn language, listening, sharing, imagination and motor skills.  For ages 2-3, with an adult.
    Friday October 31, 2014
    10:30 AMPumpkin Patch Storytime
    Kids, wear your costumes and enjoy festive, non-scary Halloween tales, songs and treats. Free nd geared for ages 0-7 years.
    11:30 AMPumpkin Patch Cuentos Para Ninos
    Cuentos Para Ninos [Spanish-language storytime, ages 2-5] - Para niños de 2 a 5 años y sus familias. El programa incluye cuentos, canciónes y actividades especiales. Para mas información llame a Marie Town al (760) 435-5597.