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Children Services at the Castro Valley Library


We are happy to welcome your child as a library user and hope that your entire family will take time to visit the library.

The Children's Section of the library contains materials for children from toddlers to junior high school ages. Materials include books, magazines, CDs, videos, software, and books on CD. Children's Services staff assist children and parents in locating recreational reading or materials for school assignments. Each summer the library hosts a summer reading game.


PreSchool Storytime

The purpose of preschool storytime is to introduce the 3-5 year old to good books and to the public library. It also gives children the opportunity to listen to stories in a group and feel at home in the library atmosphere.

Castro Valley offers three sessions of storytime during the year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Registration is required and the library limits the number of children accepted to ensure an enjoyable experience for all listeners. Please phone the library for a current schedule, 510-667-7900.


Special Events

The library is able to sponsor wonderful special events with funds provided by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library. Storytelling, music and magic are some of the many possibilities. Watch your local newspaper, or phone the library for the latest information.