Parents and caregivers, bring our youngest friends to enjoy songs, finger plays, tickles, bounces, and short books. All story times are free, although some fill up and require registration. Check ouronline calendarfor more information.
Tip: you can limit the calendar search to "Story Times" by using the "Category" drop-down menu at the top of the page.
All locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.
My Summer in Space
Guess what lies just 62 miles away from Berkeley...
Did you say Santa Cruz? Well, you are close: Santa Cruz is 64 miles away.
Did you say outer space? Yes! Outer space technically begins just 62 miles above our heads.
Here at the Library we are thinking about outer space as we consider the universe of stories that books can open for us. Find book suggestions at the bottom of this e-newsletter or try one of the activities:
Picture Book. Preschool-1st grade. Preparing to fly to the ball with a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella, a talented innovator, zooms to the rescue when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble. By the author of The Quiet Book.
Nonfiction. 3rd-6th grade. A fact-filled guide to space travel is written in the style of a comically illustrated tourist guide and includes coverage of everything from what to pack to entertainment options while providing material on the history of space travel, a glossary and a list of additional resources.
Nonfiction graphic novel. 4th-7th grade. If you love Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales you'll love Rocket to the Moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn't just one man who got us to the moon.The book takes readers through the history of rocket building. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrows scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index
Science Fiction. 4th-8th grade. Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.
YA Fiction. 8th grade and up. Time travel with lots of humor and heart. After falling for Kate, her unexpected death sends Jack back in time to the moment they first met, and he soon learns that his actions in the past have consequences when someone else close to him dies.