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 -- Gardens are Berry Delicious, noon July 13, for all ages. Book Babies, 10:15 a.m. July 18, 22. Toddler Time, 10:55 a.m. July 18, 22. Preschool Time, 11:30 a.m. July 18, 22. La Hora Del Cuento/Spanish Storytime, 10:15 a.m. July16, for ages up to 5. Kids' Book Club, 11:30 a.m. July 16, for ages 5-11. Enjoy Books Discussion Group, 6 p.m. July 16, for adults. Social Media Strategies Workshop Series, 8 a.m. July 17, for adults. All Ears Reading, 11 a.m. July 17, for ages 5-11. Lunch at the Library, noon July 17, for ages up to 11. Cookies and Crafts, 1 p.m. July 17, for ages up to 11.

    Friends Corner Book Shop -- Open 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-Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 925-385-2280.

  • Moraga Library -- Teen Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. July 16, 23, for ages 12-17. Baby Storytime, 10:15 a.m. July 17, for ages up to 5. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. July 18, for ages up to 5. Oakland Zoomobile, 2 p.m. July 13, for all ages. Oakland Zoomobile, 2 p.m., for up to age 11. Cooking Demonstration, 7 p.m. July 16, for adults. Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. July 18, for adults. Film Feast: Lamorinda Summer Movie Series Presents "Chocolat," 6 p.m. July 18, for all ages.


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

  • Orinda Library -- Saturday Morning Live Storytime, 11 a.m. July 13, for preschoolers. Weekend Paws to Read, 2:30 p.m. July 13, for ages 5-11. Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. July 16, 17, 23 and 24. for ages up to 5. Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m. July 16, 23, for all ages.

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

    The library is located at 26 Orinda Way. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 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.