The Oceanside Public Library offers families a variety of fun, educational and free activities including storytimes, after-school activities and special events.
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.
- 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
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
- 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
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
|10:30 AM||Baby Storytime|
Children from birth to 24-months accompanied by a caregiver enjoy books, songs, and movement activities.
|Tuesday November 25, 2014|
|10:30 AM||Preschool Storytime|
Join us for a fun filled thirty minutes designed to inspire your child as they explore the wonderful world of books and develop early literacy, development and motor skills. Children will delight in listening to stories, singing songs and participating in finger plays. A creative craft of free play completes the storytime. Ages 3 - 6.
|4:00 PM||Kids Afterschool @ the Library - Science Fun|
Join us as we explore science through stories, hands-on experiments, and lots of fun! There will be several interactive stations where the topic will be explored. This program is free and for ages 0-12. Parent participation is encouraged.