All Contra Costa County library branches offer a variety of programs for children and families. See branch listings for program information and for branch operating hours. Updated information is available by calling 800-984-4636, or by visiting the website at www.ccclib.org.

Antioch

  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: Short board and picture book stores for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parent or caregiver and child interaction. 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays.

  • Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 501 W. 18th St. 925-757-9224.

    Bay Point

  • Free Play Friday: All of your most popular board games and card games are available for you to enjoy. Connect 4, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Uno, more. You name it, we might have it. For all ages. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays.

  • Homework Help: Homework help is available for children grades K-12. 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Hours: 2:30-6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 205 Pacifica Ave. 925-458-9597.

    Brentwood

  • "Chill Out With a Book" Winter Reading Program: A self-paced reading program for school-age kids and teens. Read and review three books and turn in your reading log to earn prizes, including a free book and Mountain Mike's pizza.


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  • Pajama Storytime: A story time for children 5 and younger. Fuzzy slippers are encouraged. 7 p.m. Mondays.

  • Picture Book Time: A story time for children 31/2-5. Stories, rhymes, fun. 1:30 Tuesdays.

  • Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 104 Oak St. 925-516-5290.

    Oakley

  • Toddler Storytime: Come join other for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement activities for toddlers. 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays.

  • Infant Storytime: Short books, songs, rhymes, and bounces for babies up to 24-months-old. 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

  • Family Storytime: The whole family is invited to come have fun listening to books, singing songs and making a craft. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

  • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2-9 p.m. Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 1050 Neroly Road. 925-625-02400.

    Pittsburg

  • Storytime for Preschoolers: Stories, fingerplays, songs, and flannel boards for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

  • Storytime/Crafts: Each week you will share stories and make fun creations. All ages welcome; parent participation appreciated. 1-1:45 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-8 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 80 Power Road. 925-427-8390.