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1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
10am to 8pm
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

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Read Across America Day
(Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!)

Wednesday, March 2 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Library Story Room

Your'e never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child! --Dr. Seuss

The children's area of the Library will be transformed into the wubbulous world of Dr. Seuss for the afternoon in honor of this beloved author's birthday. Stop by to make a yummy birthday treat, dig through our props basket to find the perfect accessories for your picture at our Seuss photo booth, and listen to guest readers sharing some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books in our Story Room (beginning at 2:00 p.m.).

Regular Storytimes at the Library

  • Toddler Storytime - Ages 1 to 2
    Friday mornings, 10:30 and repeated at 11:30am. Songs and stories are enhanced with arts and crafts activities for the very young. Doors close promptly at times listed, and children must have an adult in attendance.
  • Preschool Storytime - Ages 3 to 6
    Monday mornings, 10:30 and repeated at 11:30am. Stories, poetry, music, movement and crafts encourage learning fun! Doors close promptly at times listed, and parents need not accompany their child in the Story Hour Room.
  • Grandparents & Books - All ages
    Call for current schedule. Volunteer Grandparents share a variety of literature appropriate for children of all ages and plan a special craft and/or activity on an informal, drop-in basis afternoons in the library.
  • Pajama Storytime - Families
    Join story-teller Tony Wallace for pajama story time on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Wear your jammies and bring an adult to snuggle with.  This story time is fun for the whole family! 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Monday, February 8
Ongoing Activities All Day!

Join us at the Library as we celebrate this annual nationwide event to encourage parents and caregivers to bring children to the Library on a regular basis.

  • John Beccia, retired Paso Robles kindergarten teacher of 33 years, will host a funfilled musical story time at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Local author and artist Beryl Reichenberg will help children ages 5 and older create "Love the Library" bookmarks in the Library Story Room from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Children of all ages are invited to take part in a Library scavenger hunt throughout the day.

Come participate and help your child develop a love for the Library!

Valentine Crafternoon at the Library

Wednesday, February 10

Drop by the Library to create unique Valentine cards or bookmarks for that special someone or your classmates. We'll supply the paper, glue and even a few googly eyes- -you supply the creativity! Crafting supplies will be available all afternoon in our Story Room while supplies last.

  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Library Story Room
    1000 Spring Street
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Library Study Center
    3600 Oak Avenue

Children’s Collection

The Children’s Collection offers a wealth of materials: books and magazines, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, foreign language materials, computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office software, and children’s reference materials. Helpful and friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to help children, parents and teachers find what they are looking for!

Grandparents & Books

Children of all ages! If the ages of your children do not coincide with traditional Story Time requirements or the scheduled story times do not fit your schedule, the Grandparents & Books program is the answer. Books are shared on an informal basis in the afternoon at the Library, and volunteer grand-parents select a variety of literature appropriate for all children. FREE!

Great Reads For Children

Check out our Battle of the Books display. Many of the Paso elementary schools are encouraging their students to be a part of this fun reading incentive program. For a list of the books for grades 4-6 check out the website We have multiple copies available for check out!

See more Activities for Children at Recreation Services!

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