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Pasadena Public Library offers over 60 storytimes each month! Looking to find a storytime near you? Want to see what storytimes are happening today? Use the Calendar below:

Benefits of Storytime

Storytime has benefits for children and their caregivers!

  • It’s a wonderful way to bond with your child
  • It exposes children to new words, concepts and ideas.
  • It teaches children to pay attention in a group setting.
  • It is a wonderful place to make new friends – for children and caregivers.
  • Caregivers can learn new songs, rhymes and ways of telling stories
  • It’s fun!

Storytime Calendar

Storytime at PPL

Please make sure to check the online events calendar to verify the time and date of a specific storytime before coming to the library.

Infant/Baby Storytime: 20 minutes of stories, songs and fun for the littlest of listeners.

  • Pre-registration is required for this storytime • Tuesdays • 9:20 a.m. • Central
  • Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park

Toddler Storytime: 30 minutes of stories, songs, and sometimes a video for toddlers.

  • Pre-registration is required for these storytimes • Tuesdays • 10 & 11 a.m. • Central
  • Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park

Preschool Storytime: 30 minutes of stories for entertainment and education for ages 3-5. All branches have a preschool storytime!

  • Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. • Hill Avenue
  • Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park
  • Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. • Villa Parke
  • Wednesdays • 10:30 a.m. • Allendale
  • Wednesdays • 10:30 a.m. • Santa Catalina
  • Wednesdays • 10:45 a.m. • Hastings
  • Wednesdays • 11 a.m. • San Rafael
  • Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. • La Pintoresca
  • Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. • Linda Vista
  • Saturdays • 10 a.m. • Central Library

Family Storytime: Stories and more for the whole family to enjoy. Especially good for families with children up to second grade.

  • Mondays • 7 p.m. • Hastings
  • Thursdays • 3:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park

Léeme Un Cuento: Spanish Storytime for families.

  • Wednesdays • 4 p.m. • La Pintoresca

Armenian Storytime: A once-a-month storytime in Armenian.

  • Check calendar for date and time • Santa Catalina

Around the World Storytime: Once-a-month preschool storytime with a global feel.

  • Check calendar for date and time • San Rafael

Chocolate Storytime: African-American focused storytime for children ages 0 to 8.

  • Check calendar for date and time • La Pintoresca

Mandarin Storytime: Bilingual or Mandarin only storytimes held once-a-month with songs and stories.

  • Check calendar for date and time • Hastings

Sensory Storytime: A storytime series developed especially for children with autism or other sensory processing challenges.

  • Registration is required for this series.
  • Check calendar for date and time • Lamanda Park

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