1000 Books Before Kindergarten


A new program just for preschool children, ages 0-6, and their families to encourage daily reading time in the home. This program will be ongoing. Read more>  



Tea With Kiki

Wednesday, October 29, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Central Library Children's Room
Meet author Kiki Thorpe, author of the Never Girls books and see what the fairies are up to now! We will decorate treats to eat. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.

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Meet Stuart Gibbs, author of Spy School

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m., Central Library Auditorium

Can an undercover middle school nerd become a supercool secret agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Meet Stuart Gibbs, the author of Spy School, Belly Up, PoachedSpy Camp, Evil Spy School, and Space Case. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents).



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Wednesday, November 5 through Thursday, November 13, all day long!
Come and see if you can spy all the things hiding in the Children’s Room.

Art Cart: Make a Disguise
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Central Library Children's Room
Special Art Cart craft activity for ages 4 and older.


Big Draw LA

Great drawing events in October for the whole family!  Read More>

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Homework HELP

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, through December 9 (No Homework Help November 24-26), Central Library Children's Room

Children grades 1 - 8 can come to the Children's Room for help with specific homework questions

Galleria storytime_Sept. 27, 2014Galleria Storytimes

Saturday visitors to the Glendale Galleria will find Glendale Children's Librarians providing popular children's storytime programs twice a month outside the Kitson store. The storytimes are free.

Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • October 25
  • November 8 & 22
  • December 6 & 20

Tales From the Treehouse: The Children's Book Blog ChildrensCardEdited

The Librarians from the Children's Department share the best of children's books and activities at Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale, California. Readers are invited to leave comments about the reviews or contact us directly at TreeHouse@glendalepubliclibrary.org. Click on a book cover to check on its location and availability.  Read More>

Bookmark Contest

An annual event for ages 0-14, our next bookmark contest will take place in January 2015.  Read More>

Parent's Shelf

Parenting resources on the Web.  Read More> 

Grade Level Book Lists

These lists include recommended books by grade level.  Click on the desired grade to see a list.  Read More>

Subject Book Lists

These lists include recommended books by subject.  Grade levels for titles are indicated within each subject area.  Read More> 

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