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 -- La Hora Del Cuento (Spanish Storytime), 10:15 a.m. Jan. 29, ages up to 5. Book Babies, 10:15 a. m. Jan. 28, 31, up to age 5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 28, 31. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 31. CCC Library's Birthday Party, 11 a.m. Jan. 26. Astroblast, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, for ages 5-13.

    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 -- Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Jan. 30.

    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.

  • Orinda Library -- Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29, 30. Saturday Morning Live! Storytime, 11 a.m. Jan. 26. Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30, for ages 5-11. Weekend Paws to Read, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26, for ages 5-11.

    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 are unable to leave their homes, who live in an institution or senior housing facility or who otherwise cannot personally check out library materials. Through the program, a library volunteer selects and delivers library materials. Recipients must live within the county library service area and have a county library card or complete a library application form. For more information, call 925-927-3211.