Children need more stimulation than what they can find on computer or TV screens, and it's up to us to keep them entertained while avoiding the heat. That’s why we’re suggesting a week-long of staying cool indoors, while taking advantage of the various activities and games happening at your local library. Here are just a few of the countless library events happening throughout the Inland Empire this week. To find out more, refer to our helpful Library Storytime Guide.



7/6, Bilingual Stories – Bilingual Storytime at the Norco Library at 10:30a.m. Event is free. This hour-long class will expand young minds by allowing them to hear stories in both the English and Spanish language. Listen along to adventurous stories and who knows . . . you might even pick up on some new phrases and words.



7/7, Songs & Games – Native American Games and Songs at Woodcrest Library in Riverside at 2p.m. Event is free. If there are two things that help to celebrate a group’s culture, those things are songs and games. Not only will children get a chance to learn more about Native American culture at this fun event, the will also have a lot of fun!  



7/8, Music – Musical Petting Zoo at Upland Public Library at 1p.m. Free, and open to the public. Children will get a hands-on experience with various instruments that they may have never seen before, creating a effortless learning experience. Expand those little minds into the wonders of music, and get their bodies moving while staying cool indoors.  



7/9, Toddler Storytime – Tiny Tots Story Time at AK Smiley Public Library in Redlands at 10:15a.m. and 10:40a.m. This story time for toddlers ages two and three is the perfect, quick activity to keep your child engaged with other toddlers. Fun stories, songs and fingerplays will start your day off with an overall happy, good time.

7/9, Ventriloquist – Ventriloquist Show at James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library at 11:30a.m. Joe Gandelman is a friendly ventriloquist who, alongside his talking puppet friend, will entertain children of all ages with stories and jokes. This is a one-of-a-kind performace you won’t find anywhere else.  



7/10, Storytime – Preschool Storytime at Claremont Library at 11:30a.m. Keep cool this summer with fun songs, stories and rhymes that are perfect for children ages three to five. Parents and caregivers might even get a kick out of joining in on the fun, but it is almost guaranteed to have your toddler singing and dancing, while making new friends.

7/10, Stories – Sun City Bilingual Storytime at Sun City Library in Menifee at 10a.m. Children up to the age of seven alongside their adult will enjoy songs, stories and games in two different languages. Families with babies, toddlers and young children will enjoy this friendly library event.


Do you have any family friendly events coming up that you want to share with our readers? If so, please add it to our free, online Events Calendar!