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 August. Peek-a-Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 6, for ages up to 5. Cuddle Club, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 13, for ages up to 5. Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 7, 14. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 1, for ages up to 5. Drop-In Computer Help with Jeff, 4 p.m. Aug. 1, for all ages. Dance Party! Cookin' in the Night Kitchen, for ages up to 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. The Book Buffet story time, ages 5-11, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

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

  • Ygnacio Valley Library -- Reading is so Delicious Monday Menu, 4 p.m. Aug. 5, for all ages. Lapsit Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 6, for ages up to 5. Toddler Time, 11:15 a.m. Aug. 6. Every Child Read to Read, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6, for all ages. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. Aug. 7, for ages up to 5. SAT Practice Essay Seminar, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1, for ages 12-17. Trick Out Your Lunchbox, for grades 4-8 to decorate lunchboxes with provided materials, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 8.


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    The library is located at 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 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.