Summer Reading Program PDF Print E-mail

June 20 - August 1

"Read to the Rhythm"

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Rap, tap, dance and sing! Everyone join the musical jamboree! Register and win weekly prizes like meals, toys and puzzles! Meet your reading goal or attend at least two events to be entered into a grand prize drawing, which includes iTunes gift certificates, live theatre tickets, books, and more! Children, collect your Summer Rhythm Cards wherever the music note appears. Visit the Library to sign up and look below for all activities or download the flyer here.



Children's Events (Ages 0 - 12)

Collect your Summer Rhythm Cards! Attend or participate in any event marked with a “music note,” to receive your participation award. Collect all the colors! Bring at least 10 cards to the library August 1-24 to receive a mystery prize.


"Frozen Sing-A-Long Story Time"

music notes5Visit Arendelle through song and stories and play games with a special live visit from the Snow Sisters! Don’t forget to dress up, take photos with your favorite princess, and sing, “Let it Go!” Parents, bring your cameras! The Snow Sisters have entertained throughout Southern California and are excited to be here. Preregistration required by calling (626) 384-5276.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2 - 3 pm & 3 - 4 pm


Music and Mobility

music notes5Keep the reading rhythm going with songs and a beat! Come, sing, and dance to a favorite song. Recommended ages 2-5.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8,  3 - 4 pm


Spot the Hidden Object

music notes5Help Mr. Mouse and his forest friends find the hidden objects in the Music Meadow!

Dates: July 14 - 18


Sing-A-Long Movie

music notes5Shout out the special word with the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder. Willy © Warner Bros., rated G.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 16,  1:30 pm


Make a Musical Instrument

music notes5Make your own musical instrument and learn how instruments help to make music!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 22,  2 - 3:30 pm


Make Your Own Instrument Contest

music notes5End the summer with a bang! Make your own instrument out of everyday objects and turn it in for a chance to win a prize. Winner announced week of August 4. Visit the library for tips.

Dates: July 28 - August 1


Family Events (All Ages)

"Read to the Rhythm" Preview

music notes5Want to know how Summer Reading Program works? Come to either session to be   informed, entertained, and have a chance to win prizes! Early registration available to all attenders. Register by Saturday, June 13 by calling (626) 384-5276.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 20, 11am - 12pm & 12pm - 1 pm


Rhythmic Registration Drawing

Register for Summer Reading Program and be entered into a drawing. Winners will be given a mystery prize at the end of Summer Reading Program.

Dates: June 23 - July 25


Music Book Challenge

music notes5Thought of reading something musical? Library staff dares you to march to a different drum! For a list of selected books, visit the library.

Dates: June 23 - July 25


Classical Music Tuesdays

Enjoy classical and instrumental music played throughout the day.

Dates: June 23 - July 28


Retro Rhythm

Step back into the past! Guess how many items are in the jar for your chance to win a prize! Winners will be selected the week of August 4.

Dates: June 23 - August 1


Fiddle Girl Celia Lawley Presents : Music From Around the World!

music notes5Skip around the continents with Celia and her magical instruments!  This event is supported wholly by a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  YALSA builds the capacity of libraries to serve teens.  Learn more about YALSA at The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides assistance to organizations in implementing    and expanding literacy programs for youth.  Learn more about Dollar General at

Day & Time: Thursday, July 2, 4 - 5 pm

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Singing 101

music notes5Sing and dance to the rhythm! Come and explore your inner musician and have a great time.

Day & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 4 - 5 pm


Fairy Tale Mash-Up: Into the Woods

music notes5Watch the mash-up of all your favorite fairy tales with Into the Woods, © Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 16, 3:30 pm


Reading Music 101

music notes5Ever wanted to learn how to read music? Come and learn how to read some simple music notes and participate in a fun activity!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 22, 4 - 5 pm


Room to Dance Presents: Dances From Around the World

music notes5Tap, swing, chasse, plié! Where did these dance moves and dances come from? Join us as you learn “Dances from Around the World.”

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 29, 5 - 6 pm

Storytimes for Children PDF Print E-mail

Baby Storytime (0-2 years)

baby_storytime1We welcome you and your baby to the wonderful world of books, language, dance and sing-alongs at our baby storytime. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer Dates: July 3 - August 28      Day & time: Fridays, 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime (2-3 years)

Toddler storytime is perfect for children ages 2 - 3 years. This special storytime helps this age group further develop their verbal skills, their means of expression, and solidifies basic concepts -- letters, numbers, colors, shapes -- all in preparation for preschool. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer Dates: June 30 - August 25
Day & time: Tuesdays, 11:30 am

Upside Down Pajama Storytime (2-5 years)

Wear your pajamas, and bring your blanket or a favorite stuffed animal and join us for some storytelling fun! Older children are welcome, but this storytime is designed specifically for toddlers and pre-K. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer Dates: July 11 - August 29
Day & time: Saturdays, 9:30 am

Paws for Books PDF Print E-mail


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

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!


Play and Learn Workshops PDF Print E-mail

Family Place WorkshopThe Covina Public Library is a Family Place Library! Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

During the “Play And Learn Workshops,” the Library will provide a setting for the child and parent to play and interact with toys, crafts, and books while also introducing the parent to some of the local parenting resources. Weekly sessions will include child development and behavior, nutrition, speech and hearing, literacy, etc. This program is FREE but registration is required! Please call (626) 384-5293 to sign up for one of our “Play and Learn Workshops.” Space for each of the workshops is limited to 15 families with children ages 12 – 36 months.

Registration Information:

Please fill out the Workshop Registration Form and return it to the Library. You may also fax it to (626) 384-5315 to the attention of Veronica Van Anrooy.

Registration: Going on Now

Dates: July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, August 5, and August 12

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:30 am

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