If you're looking for a fun activity to do with your kids during the winter months, your local library may be just the ticket. Most South Bay libraries offer storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as activities for older kids, like movie nights or craft-making sessions. Besides providing free, educational entertainment, these activities also help to instill a love of reading at an early age.
Here are the South Bay libraries offering storytime and other youth programming (click on each link for specific details):
- Redondo Beach Public Library: Storytimes for babies, toddlers, three- to four-year-olds, and five- to six-year-olds. There's also a "Family Pajama Story Time" every Thursday evening.
- Torrance Public Libraries: Storytimes for babies on up, as well as family reading time, seasonal crafts and science activities, at various libaries in Torrance.
- Manhattan Beach Library: Storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as book clubs for fourth graders on up. There's also "Pajamarama," a family storytime at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays from February 24 through March 17.
- Palos Verdes Library District: Storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as Chinese Cultural Preschool storytime, at various libraries on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Chess and origami classes appeal to older kids.
- Lomita Library: Storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
- Carson Regional Library: Storytimes for babies, toddlers and families, as well as a teen book discussion group.
- Lawndale Library: Storytime, bedtime story hour and a monthly toddler art activity.
- El Segundo Library: Storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers (registration required).
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