Children's Programs

Young children listening to a woman read a book at a library

Story Time Programs

Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0-2): Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Story Time programs (PDF) are designed to stimulate young minds by introducing literature, music and movement. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate to make a meaningful experience for their child. Snacks are included. No registration required. 

Tween Scene

Tween After-School Program

Signal Hill Public Library
Grades 3 - 5
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The library has an after-school program for students in grades 3-5. On Tuesday afternoons, the library hosts a variety of fun and engaging activities. From video game tournaments and STEAM projects to book discussions and crafts, there’s something for everyone. In addition to the after-school program. Check out the upcoming events listed below.

  • 2/4 - Origami
  • 2/11 - Valentine’s Day Painting Craft
  • 2/18 - Nintendo Switch & Ozobots
  • 2/25 - Pom Pom Maker Craft


Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Children’s Area
All Ages

This program encourages children to improve their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. This special program is in partnership with the all-volunteer group, BARK Dogs. Registration is required. Sign up in-person at the Library, or by calling 562-989-7323. Event Flyer (PDF)

BARK Dogs, Logo, three dogs

2020 Mega Makers 3D Mega Makers 3D Design Club

Every 4th Saturday of the month, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Learning Center
Ages 10 and up

Learn how to design your own objects for printing on our 3D printer. We will provide the computers and teach you the basics. Registration is required. Please register at the Library or call 562-989-7323. Event Flyer (PDF)

Theatre Workshops

Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Community Room
Ages 6 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Learn the art and fundamentals of stage performance and theater production with Jewel Box Children’s Theatre Company! No experience necessary. Pre-registration is required.

Homework Help at Library

Homework Helpers

Homework Helper volunteers are available weekly to help students successfully complete their homework assignments. Please check with the library to determine when and where the Homework Helpers are scheduled, and bring a specific homework assignment or project. The Homework Helpers are typically adult volunteers, and as such may not have the skills needed to help peers or more advanced students. See the Homework Help Program flyer (PDF) for more information.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Signal Hill Public Library is proud to support the 1000 Books Foundation. The 1000 Books Foundation is a Nevada-based non-profit corporation providing services beneficial to the public interest.

The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. The objectives of this organization are:

  • To promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers, and 
  • To encourage parent and child bonding through reading.

Program Instructions (PDF)

Program Instructions (Spanish/español) (PDF)

Reading Log Sheets (PDF)

Reading List (PDF)


Long Beach Unified School District Summer Reading List

Check out the LBUSD Reading Lists for State of California reading lists as well as LBUSD reading lists by grade.