Inland Empire Moms | Library Storytime Guide





Hi Friends and 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 and find new friends with stories they relate to and can learn valuable lessons. Sitting down in a storytime is an entertaining way to spend part of a hot summer day in a cool library and meet new friends.

For babies and toddlers, story times in different languages or for reading to your furry four-legged friends, there are many options for being read to (or reading to!) across the Inland Empire.

Check out the Guide for a list of story times happening at local libraries across the Inland Empire.

Happy storytime!




Adelanto – Adelanto Branch Library, 11497 Bartlett Ave in Adelanto, has a preschool storytime every Tuesday at 11 a.m. including sings, ABC’s and a craft.

Apple Valley – The Apple Valley Branch Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley, has a preschool storytime for 3-5 year olds every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Banning – The Banning Library District has Rock n’ Read Mondays at 10:30-11 a.m., bilingual storytime Tuesdays at 10:30-11 a.m., Toddler Tales Wednesdays at 10:30-11 a.m, family storytime and craft Saturdays at 10:45-11:45 a.m. The library is at 21 West Nicolet St. Banning.

Barstow – The Marine Corps Community Services has “Paws to Read” storytimes Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Bldg. 17 in the Marine Corps Logistical Base in Barstow during the summer.

Beaumont –  The Beaumont Library District at 125 East Eighth Street in Beaumont has “Read and Move” for under 2 years old from 10-11 a.m. on Mondays, and on Friday they have a storytime for 3-5 year olds from 10-11 a.m.

Big Bear – The Big Bear Lake Branch Library, 41930 Garstin Dr in Big Bear Lake,  has a storytime with songs and puppets Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Blythe – The Palo Verde Valley District Library has a children’s storytime every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The library is at  125 W. Chanslorway in Blythe.

Calimesa – The Calimesa Library, 974 Calimesa Blvd. in Calimesa, has a preschool storytime Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., and a children’s storytime 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays.

Canyon Lake –  The Canyon Lake Library, 31516 Railroad Canyon Road in Canyon Lake, has a toddler storytime Mondays at 11 a.m., and a chance to read to a dog the first Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m.

Cathedral City – The Cathedral City Public Library’s “Clap Your Paws and Snap Your Claws” storytime is on Tuesdays from 12-1 p.m. in the community room of the library now through August  5.

Coachella – The Coachella Public Library, 1538 Seventh in Coachella, has two preschool-aged storytimes. The times are Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and a Spanish/English storytime on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Corona – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Crossings, 2470 Tuscany Street Ste. 101, in Corona.

Corona – Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main St. in Corona, has preschool storytime session at 10:15 and 11:15 in the High Desert Room. The Itty-Bitty storytime is at 10:20 and 11:20 in the Community Room.

Desert Hot Springs – The Desert Hot Springs Public Library, 11691 West Drive in Desert Hot Springs, has a preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.

Hemet  – the Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave. In Hemet, has paused preschool storytime for the summer to focus on the summer reading program. Fridays at 4 p.m., children have the opportunity to read to a dog with Bark for Books and earn prizes.

Hemet  – The Valley Vista Library has a preschool storytime Fridays at 10 a.m. The library is at 25757 Fairview Ave in Hemet.

Hesperia – The Hesperia branch library, 9650 Seventh Ave. in Hesperia, has preschool storytime every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Tuesday at 4 p.m. the first four children to participate can read to a dog through Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

Highland the Sam J. Ricardio Library and Environmental Learning Center, 7863 Central Ave. in Highland has storytime Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. with reading and songs.

Idyllwild –the Idyllwild Library has storytime for children Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m.. The library is at 54185 Pine Crest Ave in Idyllwild.

Mentone – The Mentone Senior Center and Library, 1331 Opal Ave. in Mentone has storytime Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Once a month,  Wednesdays at 5 p.m. children have an opportunity to read to a dog with the Sit, Stay, Read program.

Palm Springs –  Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way, in Palm Springs, has several storytime options. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. there is a pajama storytime; Thursdays there is a 10-11 a.m. storytime for 0-5 year olds and a Spanish/English storytime at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

La Quinta – The La Quinta Public Library, 78-275 Calle Tampico in La Quinta, has two story times on Mondays – one for toddlers and babies starting at 10. a.m., and one at 11 a.m. for 3-5 year olds.

Lake Elsinore  – The Lake Elsinore Library, located at 600 West Graham Ave. in Lake Elsinore,  hosts a storytime at Kids Outlet, Room 106 at the Outlet Center Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., and a storytime at the library Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Montclair –  The Barnes and Noble at the Montclair Plaza, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane in Montclair, has storytime Friday nights at 7 p.m.

Moreno Valley – The Moreno Valley Public Library, 25480 Alessandro Blvd. in  Moreno Valley, has storytimes Tuesdays at 11 a.m., a family night Thursdays at 6 p.m., and a bilingual storytime Wednedays at 11 a.m.

Murietta – The Murietta Public Library, 8 Town Square in Murietta, is participating in the “Paws To Read” summer reading program, with performances and prizes awarded for reading books. Check flier for details.

Norco– The Norco Library, 3954 Old Hamner Rd. in Norco, has a preschool storytime from 10-11 a.m. and a storytime for babies and toddlers from 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Ontario – The Colony High Branch Library, 3850 East Riverside Drive in Ontario, has a toddler storytime Thursdays from 10-10:45 a.m., a preschool storytime 11-11:30 in Thursdays, and a Tiny Tales storytime for 8 months through 2 years old in the library’s meeting room.

Ontario   – The Ovitt Family Community Library has Tiny Tales storytime for 8 month olds to 2 year olds Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.. Toddler storytime at 10:30 am on Tuesdays, and a preschool storytime Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Ovitt Storytime Room, 215 East C Street in Ontario.

Palm Desert – Preschool storytime Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. that coincides with Riverside County’s “Paws to Read” summer reading program. Library is at 73300 Fred Waring Dr. In Palm Desert.

Rancho Cucamonga  – The Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Drive in Rancho Cucamonga, has Bouncing Babies Storytime at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Mondays. Preschool storytime on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., toddler storytime Thursdays at 10 a.m.. and family storytime fom 2-11 year olds at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the library’s story theatre.

Rancho Cucamonga – The Archibald library, 7368 Archibald Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, has toddler storytime at 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Family storytime at 10 and 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

Rancho Cucamonga – The Barnes & Noble at 11090 Foothill Blvd. in Racho Cucamonga has a preschool storytime at 11 am every Thursday.

Rancho Mirage – The Rancho Mirage Public Library,71-100 Highway 111in  Rancho Mirage, has tiny tots storytime at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the children’s room and a preschool storytime every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the children’s room. A kid’s discussion group meets every Monday during the summer at 4 p.m. for ages 9-12.

Redlands  – The A.K. Smiley Public Library is at 125 W Vine Street in Redlands. Tuesdays in the Story Corner there is a Chinese storytime at 5:45-6:15 p.m. and a pajama storytime from 7-7:30 p.m.. Wednesday mornings from 10:15-10:45 there is preschool storytime in the assembly room.Thursdays in the Assembly room there is toddler storytime at 10:15 a.m. and 10:40 p.m.. Saturday mornings in the Story Corner there is a bilingual storytime from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Riverside – the Marcy Library, 6927 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside, has preschool storytime and craft Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and a Tuesday preschool storytime at 10 a.m.

Riverside – The Eastside Library, 4033-C Chicago Ave. in Riverside, has a 4 p.,m. BARK storytime on Mondays, a 5 p.m. Tales and Tunes storytime on Wednesdays, a 4 p.m. BARK storytime on Thursdays, and a 3:30 BARK storytime on Fridays.

Riverside – The Arlanza Library, 8267 Philbin Ave in Riverside, has a 11 a.m. toddler storytime on Tuesdays and an 11 a..m storytime and craft every Saturday.

Riverside –  The Orange Terrace Library, 20010-B Orange Terrace Parkway in Riverside, has a Tuesday toddler storytime at 11 a.m.

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

Riverside – The Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison St. in Riverside, has an 11:30 am.m preschool storytime and craft on Wednesdays, and a 5:30 p.m. storytime and craft on Thursdays.

Riverside – The La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave. in Riverside, has an 11:30 a.m. preschool storytime on Wednesdays.

Riverside –  The Arlington Library, 9556 Magnolia Avenue In Riverside, has an 11:30 a.m. preschool storytime and craft on Thursdays.

San Bernardino  – The Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, 555 West 6th Street in San Bernardino, has a children’s storytime Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

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

San Bernardino  – The Dorothy Inghram Branch Library 1505 W. Highland Ave. in San Bernardino, has a storytime and crafts on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

San Bernardino – The Paul Villaseñor Branch Library, 525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino, has storytime and crafts on Mondays at 6 p.m.

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

Upland – The Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave. in Upland, has a preschool storytime Tuesdays at 11 am.m or 1:30 p.m for children 3-5 years old now through July 22

Victorville  –  The Barnes and Noble in The Mall of Victor Valley, 14400 Bear Valley Road St. 107, has storytime every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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