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.

  • Lafayette Library -- Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1.

    Friends Corner Book Shop -- The Friends' Corner Book Shop is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

    The Lafayette Library is located at 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-385-2280.

  • Moraga Library -- Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1. Insect Discovery Lab, 3 p.m. Jan. 5, ages 5-11. Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Jan. 9, 16.

    The library is located at 1500 St. Marys Road, Moraga. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 925-376-6852.


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  • Orinda Library -- Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1. Berkeley Repertory Theatre Docent Talk, "Troublemaker," 7 p.m. Jan. 8, for adults. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 16. Winter Music Series: Jazz with Carol, Frank and Marc, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16, for all ages.

    Friends of the Library Bookshop -- Open Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday 1-4 p.m. and Thursday 1-6 p.m. 925-254-1358.

    The library is located at 26 Orinda Way. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 925-254-2184.

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  • Books for the Homebound -- A free service for people of all ages who cannot personally check out library materials. For more information, call 925-927-3211.