IMPORTANT: All NBPL locations will be closed on Monday, February 18 in honor of Presidents Day.


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Visit our What to Expect at Storytime page for more information.

Please note:

  • Tuesday, February 19 and April 9  CYC storytimes will be held at Central at 10:30am.
  • Thursday, February 21 and April 11 CYC storytimes are canceled.

Books & Babies

It's never too early for storytime!  Introduce language and reading to the littlest lap-sitters - 6-24 months.

Toddler Storytime

Start building a love of reading early with fun stories and songs for toddlers from 24-36 months. 
  • Central - Wednesdays 10:30 am
  • Mariners - Thursdays 9:30 & 10:30 am

Songs & Stories

Children 2-5 years will enjoy stories and music while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments.
  • Central- Fridays 10:30

Preschool Storytime

 Stories, poems and songs will inspire literary, dramatic, and musical fun for kids 3-5 years.
  • Marina Park, 1600 West Balboa Blvd. - Mondays 9:30 a.m., September to June.  
  • Mariners - Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
  • Balboa - Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
  • Central - Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
  • Grant Howald Park & Community Youth Center - Thursdays 11:45 am

 Pajama Storytime

Children from ages 3-7 can enjoy just-before-bed storytelling fun. We start with a craft or activity at 6:30 followed by a lively Storytime at 7 pm. Don’t forget to come in your PJs!
  • Central - Mondays 6:30 pm 

Family Storytime

  Enjoy family time with stories, songs and a craft geared especially for children ages 3-7.
  • Central - Saturdays 10:30 am