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All in person programming is cancelled until further notice. Starting Tuesday, January 4 service hours at Mariners will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays. Central will maintain current hours. Balboa and CdM will be closed from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. daily. 

Storytime

All in person programming is cancelled until further notice. 

 

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

Indoor Storytime!

Indoor storytime is located in the Children's Room at Central and Balboa Libraries for various age groups from Babies to Preschool. Masks are required for children ages 2 and up, unvaccinated adults, and recommended for all attendees of indoor events. 

Books & Babies Storytime

It’s never too early for storytime! Introduce language, reading, and music to the littlest lap-sitters, 0–24 months.

  • Central - Mondays 10:30 a.m.
  • Balboa - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime

Start building a love of reading early with fun stories, songs, and take-home activities for toddlers from 18–36 months. Take-home activities available while supplies last.

  • Central - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Strengthen early literacy skills with interactive stories, silly songs, and fun take-home activities for children ages 3-5 years. Take-home activities available while supplies last.

  • Central - Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
  • Balboa - Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.

Outdoor Storytime!

Outdoor Storytime is offered at all Mariners and CdM Libraries for various age groups from Babies to Family. Be sure to grab your favorite picnic blanket and join us outside for some storytime fun! All Outdoor Storytime events are weather permitting, including but not limited to rain, heat or wind advisories, and air quality.

Corona del Mar Outdoor Storytime events have limited seating and reservations are recommended. Check the calendar for more details.

Outdoor Books & Babies

It's never too early for storytime! Introduce language, reading, and music to the littlest lap-sitters, 0-24 months.
  • Mariners - Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.

Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Start building a love of reading and strengthen early literacy skills with interactive stories, silly songs, and fun take-home activities for children ages 18-36 months.
  • Mariners - Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

Outdoor Songs & Stories

Children 2-5 years will enjoy stories and music while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments.


Outdoor Family Storytime

Enjoy family time with stories, songs, and take-home activities for children ages 3-7. Take-home activities available while supplies last.

Funding generously provided by the Friends of the Library