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.

  • Walnut Creek Downtown Library -- One-On-One Computer Training, sessions throughout December and January. ARF's Drop In All Ears Reading, 4 p.m. Dec. 27, for kids 5-11. Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1. New year's Dance Party, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, for all ages. Drop-In Computer Help with Jeff, 4 p.m. Jan. 3, for all ages.

    The library is located at 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday closed.

  • Ygnacio Valley Library -- Library closes by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1. Winter Break Games 3 p.m. Jan. 2, for all ages. Ygnacio Valley Book Group, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2, for adults. Winter Break Movies For Kids, 3 p.m. Jan. 3-4, for all ages. Local Author Talk, Glynn Custred, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, for adults. Bamwow Activity Day, 2 p.m. Jan. 9, for teens 12-17 and grades 6-8.

    The library is located at 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 925-938-1481.


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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.