SoCal Families | Inland Empire 2016 Storytimes


Hello Friends & Neighbors –

Books are doors to other worlds as children can sail the seven seas with pirates, relate with other little princesses who have bad days, find new friends with stories they relate to and learn valuable lessons. Sitting down in a storytime is an entertaining way to spend part of an otherwise typical day for both you and your child, and chances are you will meet new friends.

There are many options for being read to (or reading to!) across the Inland Empire. Visit a local storytime, and you will find fun activities, storytimes dedicated to babies and toddlers, storytimes in different languages or those dedicated to reading to your furry, four-legged friends,

Check out the guide for a list of storytimes happening at local libraries and bookstores across the Inland Empire.

Happy storytime!






Barnes and Noble, Galleria at Tyler, 3485 Tyler St. Storytime on Mondays at 10a.m.

The Marcy Library, 6927 Magnolia Ave. Preschool storytime and craft on Mondays at 10:30a.m. and a Tuesday preschool storytime at 10a.m. 

The Eastside Library, 4033-C Chicago Ave. Baby Storytime on Tuesdays at 11a.m, Family Storytime on Wednesdays at 11:30a.m., and a BARK Storytime on Fridays at 3:30p.m..

The Arlanza Library, 8267 Philbin Ave. Toddler storytime on Tuesdays at 11a.m.and a storytime and craft every Friday at 3:30p.m.

The Orange Terrace Library, 20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy. Tuesday Toddler Storytime at 11a.m.

The Main Library, 3581 Mission Inn Ave Family storytime on Wednesdays at 11a.m., a baby storytime on Thursdays at 11a.m., and a family storytime and craft every other Saturday.

The Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison St. Preschool storytime and craft on Wednesdays at 11:30a.m., and storytime and craft on Thursdays at 5:30p.m.

The La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave. Preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 11a.m..

The Arlington Library, 9556 Magnolia Ave. Preschool storytime and craft on Thursdays at 11:30a.m..



Frugal Frigate, 9 North Sixth St., Redlands. This children’s bookstore has storytime on Saturdays at 10:30a.m.

The A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands. Hindi Storytime on Mondays from 6:45-7:15p.m. Spanish Storytime on Tuesdays in the Story Corner at 10:30-11a.m. and Chinese Storytime at 5:45-6:15p.m. and a Pajama Storytime from 7-7:30 p.m. Preschool storytime in the Assembly Room with a craft on Wednesday mornings from 10:15-10:45a.m. Toddler storytime on Thursdays in the Assembly Room at 10:15a.m. and 10:40a.m.

Mentone Senior Center and Library, 1331 Opal Ave., Mentone. This library has storytime Tuesdays at 4:30p.m. Children have an opportunity to read to a dog with the Sit, Stay, Read program once a month on Wednesdays at 5p.m. .



Moreno Valley Public Library, 25480 Alessandro Blvd. Every Tuesday. Preschool Storytime at 11a.m. Every Thursday, Bilingual Storytime (Spanish/English)


The Howard Rowe Branch Library, 108 E. Marshall Blvd. Children’s storytime and crafts on Thursdays at 10:30a.m.

The Dorothy Inghram Branch Library, 1505 W. Highland Ave. Storytimes are on Tuesdays at 3p.m., Thursdays at 3p.m. and Saturdays at 2p.m.

The Paul Villaseñor Branch Library, 525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. Storytime and crafts on Mondays at 5p.m.


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Barnes & Noble, The Crossings, 2470 Tuscany St. Ste. 101. Storytime on Mondays at 10:30a.m.

Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main St. Preschool storytime session at 10:15a.m. and 11:15a.m. in the High Desert Room. The Itty-Bitty Storytime is at 10:20a.m. and 11:20a.m. in the Community Room. There is a bilingual storytime Tuesdays at 7p.m.



Pomona Branch Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. Family Storytime on Wednesdays at 3:30p.m.

The Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland. Several options including baby, toddler, preschool, and more. See website calendar for information.

Barnes and Noble at the Montclair Plaza, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair. Storytime are on Fridays at 7p.m.



The Colony High Branch Library, 3850 East Riverside Dr., Ontario. A branch of Ontario Library. See Ovitt Family Library information. 

The Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E C St., Ontario. Tiny Tales Storytime for eight month olds to two year olds Mondays at 10:30a.m. and Brilliant Babies on Wednesdays at 10:30a.m.

The Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga. Mother Goose on the Loose on Mondays at 12p.m. and 1p.m., Pajama Storytime on Tuesdays at 6p.m., Family Saturdays at 2p.m. and 3p.m., Discover Club for 6-12 years old on Thursdays at 4p.m.

The Archibald Library, 7368 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. Mother Goose on the Loose on Wednesdays at 12p.m., Pajama Storytime on Mondays at 6p.m., Family Saturday at 11a.m., Discovery Club for 6-12 years old on Wednesdays at 4p.m.

Barnes & Noble, 11090 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga. Special events with storytimes on Saturdays.

Barnes and Noble, 3625 Grand Ave., Chino Hills. Storytime on Mondays at 10:30am.



The Apple Valley Branch Library, Temporary Location at Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Rd., Apple Valley. Preschool Storytime for three to five year olds every Thursday at 10:30a.m.

The Banning Library District, 21 West Nicolet St., Banning. Rock n’ Read Mondays at 10:30-11a.m., Bilingual Storytime at various times, Toddler Tales on Wednesdays at 10:30-11a.m.

The Beaumont Library District at 125 East Eighth St., Beaumont. Monday Storytime for Bouncing Babies for 2-15 months from 10-10:45a.m., Tuesday pajama storytime at 6:30p.m.and preschool storytime Thursdays and Fridays at 10a.m.

The Calimesa Library, 974 Calimesa Blvd., Calimesa, Preschool Storytime Thursdays from 10-11a.m., and a family storytime 10:30-11:30a.m. on Thursdays.

The Idyllwild Library, 54185 Pine Crest Ave., Idyllwild. Storytime for children on Mondays at 10:30a.m.


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The Big Bear Lake Branch Library, 41930 Garstin Dr., Big Bear Lake. Storytime with songs and puppets on Thursdays at 11 a.m.



Adelanto Branch Library, 11497 Bartlett Ave., Adelanto. Preschool storytime including songs, ABCs and a craft every Thursday at 12p.m. Sit, Stay, Read, where therapy dogs come into the library to listen to children read on Wednesdays at 4p.m.

Barstow Library, 304 E. Buena Vista St., Barstow. Preschool Storytime on Thursdays at 10:45a.m.

The Palo Verde Valley District Library, 125 W. Chanslor Way, Blythe. Children’s storytime every Wednesday at 10a.m.

The Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave., Hemet. Storytime on Thursdays from 11-11:45a.m.

Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs. Storytime for 0-5 year olds on Thursdays at 10-11a.m. and a Spanish/English storytime at 3:30-4:30 p.m. CRAFTERNOONS are on Thursdays starting at 3:30pm.

The Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71-100 Highway, Rancho Mirage. Tiny tots storytime on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10a.m. in the children’s room and a preschool storytime every Thursday at 10a.m. in the children’s room.



The Lake Elsinore Library, 600 W. Graham Ave., Lake Elsinore. Storytime at Kids Outlet, Room 106 at the Outlet Center Wednesdays at 11a.m., and a storytime at the library on Thursdays at 11a.m.

The Murietta Public Library, 8 Town Square, Murrieta. Multiple programs for babies, toddler and all-ages. See website.

The Norco Library, 3954 Old Hamner Rd., Norco. Preschool storytime from 10-11a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and a storytime for babies and toddlers on Wednesdays from 11:15-11:45a.m.

The Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pabua Rd., Temecula. Offers bilingual storytime, preschool, toddler, special needs and baby sign storytime. Check the library’s calendar of events for information.


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