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Children Special Events PDF Print E-mail
All programs and events are FREE and held at Covina Public Library, Community Room. Sponsored by The Friends of the Covina Public Library
 
FREE KIDS’ MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY!
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DAY & TIME:          
Friday, 4:30 pm
LOCATION:            
Covina Public Library,
Community Room
A fun way to start the weekend! Enjoy a great movie and yummy FREE popcorn! Bring pillows, “pillow pets” and your favorite blanket! No preregistration required.
 
 
January 24:     Alpha and Omega: A Howl-iday Adventure
                         © Lions Gate Films, Inc. - Not Rated          
February 21:   Super Buddies © Walt Disney Pictures - Rated G
March 21:        Planes © Walt Disney Pictures - Rated PG
April 25:           Monsters University © Walt Disney Pictures - Rated G
May 23:            The Smurfs 2 © Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. - Rated PG
 
CRAZY CRAFT FRIDAYS! – FREE
 
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DAY & TIME:        Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm
DATES:                
January 17
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 16
 
 
 
 
WILD WONDERS LIVE ANIMAL SHOW
 
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Focus on native North American animals, featuring many from our own beautiful country, with an “at home” conservation theme! This program will feature live animals that may include the porcupine, opossum, groundhog, rosy boa, Western hognose snake, king snake, endangered desert tortoise, or alligator! As a special treat, the Wild Wonders staff will be bringing a Binturong for all to see!
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, January 25, 2-3 pm
 
 
 
SUNSHINE DRUM CIRCLE WITH INA BUCKNER-BARNETTE
 
Drum“Sunshine Drum Circle Stories” features Ina Buckner-Barnette, The Sunshine Storyteller & Chazz, The Great Percussionist! Sing, drum, and “flap your wings” as we travel on a global storytelling adventure. Traverse the world with our multicultural stories, rhythms and sounds using twenty Djembe drums!
DATE & TIME:         Saturday, February 22, 2-3 pm
 
 
VENTRILOQUIST – JOE GANDELMAN AND FRIENDS
 
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Join us for this fast-moving, BIG cast Wooden and puppet character show. His famous lip sync number where Joe “throws” his voice into the volunteers! His unique technique referred to by many as “Learning through Laughter” has BIG laughs, quick segments, and character interaction that entertains people of all ages in an entertaining and highly retaining form.
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, March 22, 2-3 pm
 

 
SILLY SCIENCE SHOW!
 
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Join Professor Ric Morton on a fascinating and fun journey through learning the basic science principles in a silly (yet educational!) interactive way.
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, April 26, 2-3 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RONALD MCDONALD “TIME TO READ” AND LAW DAY!
 
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Join us as Ronald McDonald visits the Covina Library for storytime! He will express the importance of reading every day and taking care of your books! Photo opportunity after presentation. In addition to Ronald McDonald, we will have a great “craft time” debate with City Officials where children will get to experience how to put a vote into action by casting a ballot for the best Law Day craft to make after the event.
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
TAKE A MAGIC CARPET RIDE WITH MAGICIAN DAVID SKALE
 
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This show features tons of magic, loads of laughs, lots of audience participation, a LIVE bunny and “The Magic Carpet” where Magician David will float one of the children on a special “Magic Carpet” ride for a grand finale!
DATE & TIME:        
Saturday, June 21, 2-3 pm
 
TumbleBooks PDF Print E-mail

tumblebook_iconTumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum.

 
Paws for Books PDF Print E-mail

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The Library invites children who are learning to read to visit the children’s area and read to a loving, friendly dog. This unique program gives readers the opportunity to read to a nonjudgmental listener -- one who will accept the story exactly as it is read. All dogs have received certification from Therapy Dogs International, Delta Pet Partners, or Therapy Dogs Incorporated. Read for fifteen minutes and earn a Paws ticket. Collect three Paws tickets (equal to 45 minutes of reading) and get a free DVD rental! Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

DAY & TIME: Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm

LOCATION: Covina Public Library 234 N. Second Avenue

 
New! My First Library Card PDF Print E-mail
The Covina Public Library is pleased to announce My First Library Card. This card is specially designed for children ages 0-5 to promote and encourage early literacy skills.  Children may check out items from the Children's collection, including books, children's CD's, and audiobooks. Parent/Guardian may come in anytime the library is open with their child and sign up for the card. Parent/Guardian must show proper identification, as outlined here. Stop in and sign your child up for a free card today!
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Homework Help - Grades 1-8 PDF Print E-mail

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Drop-In Homework Help Center
The Library offers academic homework help for students in grades 1-8 on a drop-in basis. The program offers students the opportunity to complete homework assignments in a safe and welcoming environment. The Homework Help Center is open during the school year only.

LOCATION: Library, Community Room

DATES: January 7 - May 29

DAYS & TIME: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm

FEE: $3 per week per child

For more information, please call (626) 384-5280

Brainfuse Online Homework Help
The Covina Public Library offers FREE Homework Help for grades 1-12. Connect to an online tutor and get your homework done with Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service powered by Brainfuse.

To connect to an online tutor, click here and type in your library card number.

The Homework Center Needs Volunteers
 
Would you like to serve as a peer tutor? Students in grade 8 must get straight As. High school students must be on the honor roll. Call the literacy office for more information: (626) 384-5280.