Children's and Teen Programs & Events PDF Print E-mail

For Children's Special Events and Teen's Programs and Events, please see the Children or Teens Section of the Library Website.

 
FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND SALES! PDF Print E-mail

All proceeds go towards Library and Literacy programs!

ENTERTAINMENT SALE

Every Friday and Saturday the Library will be hosting an Entertainment Sale. Movies, music and puzzles will be for sale in the lobby. Patrons can choose from a variety of DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and puzzles at a great value. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind, unique items while helping to benefit YOUR Library! No sale June 20-21.

Bag-of-books-234x300FILL-A-BAG BOOK SALE

DATES:          Friday-Saturday, June 20-21

Select up to 10 paperbacks for only $2 and up to 5 hard covers for $5

 

50/50/50

DATES:          June 17-August 23

Be a part of the 50¢, 50 people for 50 days fundraiser! Drop 50¢ in the bucket at the Circulation or Reference desk to help the Library reach its goal!

BALLOON BUSTballoon dart

DATES:          Thursday and Friday, June 19-20, 4-5 pm

Have fun popping balloons and have a chance to win a mystery prize! For just $1 you will have 3 shots to pop a balloon!

amazon-logoBUY IT NOW PROGRAM WITH AMAZON

Any purchases made through Amazon can benefit YOUR Library at no extra cost! Visit www.covinaca.gov and go to the Library Catalog page to click on the “Buy It Now” button.

COMING SOON:

You can help make a difference towards helping people read through our Adopt-a-Book or Amazon Wish List programs. Just one small purchase helps in a BIG way!

AMAZON.COM WISH LIST
Search in Amazon for “Covina Public Library” to see all the items your library is in need of. Visit through our “Buy It Now” button and you will help us two-fold!

ADOPT-A-BOOK
Every adoption includes a bookplate with your name. Wish lists to help sponsor these events are available. If you are interested in helping, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wish lists to help sponsor these and other summer programs are available. If you are interested in helping, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or download the wish list here.

If you have a great fundraising idea that you think would be lots of fun and help benefit the library, please send it to Jennifer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are always looking for new ideas for all age groups.

 
Summer Storytimes for Children PDF Print E-mail

Baby Storytime (0-2 years)

baby_storytime1We welcome you and your baby to the wonderful world of books, language, dance and sing-alongs at our baby storytime. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer dates: June 24-Aug. 15
Day & time: Fridays, 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime (2-3 years)

Toddler storytime is perfect for children ages 2 - 3 years. This special storytime helps this age group further develop their verbal skills, their means of expression, and solidifies basic concepts -- letters, numbers, colors, shapes -- all in preparation for preschool. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer dates: June 24-August 15
Day & time: Tuesdays, 11:30 am

New! Upside Down Pajama Storytime (2-5 years)

Wear your pajamas, and bring your blanket or a favorite stuffed animal and join us for some storytelling fun! Older children are welcome, but this storytime is designed specifically for toddlers and pre-K. Please call (626) 384-5293 to register.

Summer dates: July 5-26
Day & time: Saturdays, 9:30 am

 
Scavenger Hunt Saturday PDF Print E-mail

MysterySaturday, May 17, July 12 and August 16
Play the scavenger hunt game! Get all answers correct and receive a mystery prize. It's fun for all ages!

 
Summer Reading Program:June 14-Aug 2 PDF Print E-mail

RocketPaws to Read!

Wag your tails and stomp your paws for this animal extravaganza! It’s fun for all ages and easy to join. Anyone who attends at least three events in their age group will be entered into a grand prize drawing. To sign up, go to the Summer Reading Program table under the red umbrella.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Baskin Robbins, Brunswick Covina Bowl, Country General Store, Credit Union of Southern California, Friends of the Covina Public Library, In N Out, Kids Art, Legoland, Marie Callender’s, McDonalds, Red Dragon Karate, Room 2 Dance, South Kiwanis Club, and Two Toms’ Juice Bar and Eatery

All Ages

“PAWS TO GIVE” KICKOFF: June 14-August 1

Pet Food 406x250Kick off the Summer Reading Program through giving. Animal shelters provide so many loving pets with shelter, food and care and all rely on generous donations from people like you to be able to keep providing in the future. Be a part! Donate items like dog food, cat food, and kitty litter, throw blankets, chew toys and more. The Covina Public Library will deliver all items to a local animal shelter in need. Donations will be accepted during all library hours! For a complete listing of acceptable and preferred items, please contact Jennifer Blair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Lilly Jimenez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADOPT-A-PET DAY: Saturday, August 2, 11 am-3 pm
End the Summer Reading Program with heart! A local animal shelter will be  visiting the Covina Public Library with many pets in need of loving homes. Can you or anyone you know provide a forever home to an animal in need?

 

 Children (ages 4-12)

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Earn a “Paws” tag by participating in any event marked with a PAW PRINT.

Paw-Print“PAWS AT WORK” K-9 Demonstration: Thursday, June 26, 12-1 pm
Come learn about what it is like to work in the K9 Unit! Meet Agent Peter Palomino and Max, members of the Monterey Park Police Department K9 unit. For more information, please contact Lilly Jimenez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 384-5280.

Paw-PrintREAD OUTSIDE THE BOX: July 1-31
Thought of reading something different? Library staff dares you to read new authors. For a list of selected authors, see the “Read Outside the Box” reading challenge author list.

Paw-PrintSCAVENGER HUNT SATURDAY: July 12
Play the scavenger hunt game to look for items throughout the library! Get all answers correct and receive a mystery prize.

Paw-Print“PAWS TO REFLECT” COLORING AND PHOTO CONTEST: July 15-19
Children (up to age 8) can participate in a coloring or photo (ages 7-12) contest. Take a picture of your favorite animal or volunteer at a local animal shelter and take a picture of your experience! Winners will be displayed the following week.

Paw-PrintBOOK BUDDIES! Thursday, July 24, 1:30-2:30 pm
Learning how to read? Want to show off your reading skills? Come join us and we’ll pair you with your very own Book Buddy! Spend a fun filled hour reading your favorite books to someone or have them read to you! Preregistration required. Please contact Krizia Virbia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 384-5293. Ages 5-12.

Paw-PrintCRITTER CARD CRAFT! Wednesday, July 30, 1:30-3:30 pm
Come join us for our Critter Card Craft! Brighten up an animal’s day at (local pet shelter TBD) by creating a homemade card for a special animal!

Teens (ages 13-17)

TEEN TRIVIA THURSDAY: Thursday, June 26
Think you know a lot about teen fiction and the Covina Public Library? Come test your knowledge with our trivia game. Those who get all answers correct will get a special prize!

MAKE YOUR OWN DUCT TAPE ART: Tuesday, July 1, 2-3 pm

TEEN NEEDS AND WANTS SURVEY: July 8-12
Complete the survey to help us know what you would like to see in the Library.

Paint brush paint“PAWS TO REFLECT” ART CONTEST: July 15-19
Draw, paint, take a photo or submit any animal-themed art work. Winners will be displayed the following week.

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BOOK BUDDY TIME – CALLING ALL VOLUNTEENS! Thursday, July 24, 1:30-2:30 pm
Need Community Service hours? Want to help kids improve their literacy skills? Come help by giving kids the opportunity to read aloud to someone. Reading aloud is one of the most effective ways to improve a child’s reading accuracy and fluency, giving them the literacy skills they need for a bright future! Preregistration required. Register July 8-July. Please contact Krizia Virbia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 384-5293. Ages 14-17.

GRAPHIC NOVEL CLUB LAUNCH PARTY: Tuesday, July 29, 5:30-7 pm
Ever want to create a graphic novel of your own or talk about graphic novels? Come to the Graphic Novel Club Launch Party.

Adults (ages 18 and up)

HIDDEN TREASURES: June 24-28treasures book
Hunt for (book) treasures in the library. Receive your clue at the Summer Reading Program Desk and try to find the book it is referring to. If you can find it, you get a special prize!

ADULT NEEDS AND WANTS SURVEY: July 1-5
Complete the survey to help us know what you would like to see in the Library.

MysterySCAVENGER HUNT SATURDAY: July 12
Play the scavenger hunt game to look for items throughout the library! Get all answers correct and receive a mystery prize.

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK: July 15-22
Do you need help choosing what to read next? Come and take a book on a blind date. Books will be covered with paper and give clues to what the book is about, but you will not know what the book is until you check it out and take it home!

CLASSIC BOOK CHALLENGE: July 22-August 2
Ever want to read a classic book but not sure what to read or have time? We challenge you to read one during these two weeks. Pick a book from our classic paperback section, check it out, and take it home to read. Need some suggestions? Visit the SRP table for a list of staff recommendations.

OH MY DOG! DIY PET TREATS! Friday, July 25, 2-4 pmdog bone
Pamper your pet with these easy homemade dog treats! Join us while we show you how to make simple no-bake healthy treats for your pets made from wholesome animal (and people) friendly ingredients! Tasting included. Preregistration required. Please contact Krizia Virbia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 384-5293.

 

You can help sponsor these events through donations of much needed supplies. To view the wish list, please click here.

 
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