The Claremont Library in the Village area of the college town of Claremont offers free community and children’s programs all year long. Claremont is located in the Northeastern part of Los Angeles County between the 10 and 210 freeways in Southern California.
The Claremont Public Library established in 1914, has been in the Claremont Village since 1975, and is located at 208 W. Harvard Avenue. For more details on any of their free programs call (909) 621-4902, or for a listing of their special events including the story-time programs visit them online at www.colapublib.org/libs/claremont/.
“Preschool Story-Time” happens every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the children’s section of the library and is for toddlers up to age three accompanied by a parent. No registration is necessary and for safety reasons you’re asked to use the parking lot entrance.
“Preschool & Children Story-Time” for toddlers and children up to five-years old, meet in the early summer months of May and June on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. for stories as well as crafts, songs and dance. These activities require prior registration, and are popular with all the children.
“Family Movies” are shown every 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. featuring a new DVD movie every month. Free snacks will be provided, or you can bring your own.
“Jumpstart Family Literacy Night” happens every Thursday evening 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. with Pitzer College “Jumpstart” volunteers sharing stories and activities with preschool-age children and their families. For information on “Jumpstart” go to their website at www.jstart.org.
“Live Homework Help” is also offered through free online tutoring. This program is available from 1:00 p.m. to midnight seven days a week, Sunday through Saturday. Available in English or Spanish, the tutored subjects are English, Math, Science and Social Studies with access provided through your library card.
It’s easy to get your whole family same-day library cards when you apply at the library’s front counter. This will grant access to many library programs in different cities, as well as the ability to check-out books, DVD’s and have safe access to computer internet research.
These story-time programs and activities are the same ones I refer to in my article “Yes You Can Teach Your Toddlers to Read!” They are offered free to the community and engage your child’s imagination while building social reading skills with others their own age.
Bring your children of any age to the Claremont Public Library for a free morning or evening of family books, stories, computers, songs and craft activities. This is something your whole family can enjoy together, while instilling good reading habits and skills.