Children's Programs

Interactive Pre-School Story Time

Come join the Blue Fairy interactive musical story time.

2019 Library Interactive Pre-school Story Time
African American History Month Celebration 2019

African-American History Celebration

Come celebrate African-American history and heritage in Signal Hill. The whole community is encouraged to be part of this fun, family gala. Registration is not required.


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Story Time Programs

Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0-2) Tuesdays, 10 am - 11 am
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Thursdays, 10 am - 11 am

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. 

2019 Dr. Suess Celebration

Dr. Seuss' 115th Birthday Celebration

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' 114th birthday! March 2 is his official birthday and is designated Read Across America day. We will be joining in with classrooms and libraries around the country to celebrate reading and the world of Dr. Seuss. Join us for favorite books, crafts, face painting by Paint on your Face and more.



Colorful Kingdom Story Time

Come join Rachael Wallman from Doodlebug Adventures for a fun story time with live animals.  

Colorful Kingdom Story time 2019

Library Club

3rd - 5th Grades
Tuesdays from 3 pm - 5 pm

Join us for a craft or game and a snack. No registration is required.

Library Drop-In Program

6th - 9th Grades
Thursdays from 4 pm - 6 pm

Each week we'll feature a game, craft, or movie and a snack. See the Drop-In Program flyer (PDF) for more information.

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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)

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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.