Join us every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for preschool story time in the Children's Room of the Mariposa Library. All preschoolers and their parents are welcome.
Enjoy a story read by the Children's Librarian, and help your child participate in making a story-related craft. We offer a variety of reading-related activities, including puppet plays! Contact your local branch library to find out about branch story times currently taking place.
On Tuesdays after school from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Mariposa Library, a volunteer credentialed teacher offers tutoring for elementary age students at no cost. She tutors in language arts up to 8th grade, and math up to 4th grade. Contact the library for more information.
Learn another language
MUZZY Online, the award-winning language learning course for children, is a fun, interactive way for kids to learn a new language.
Parent Zone — Internet Safety
Parent Zone, a section of California Connects Living with Technology, offers free lessons to help parents learn how to reduce Internet threats to children. Lesson topics include: Internet dangers to children, Internet safety, Internet predators, cyberbullying, parental controls, downloading parental control software.
Summer Reading Program
The Mariposa County Library's Children's Summer Reading Program begins in June and ends in August each year. Readers age 11 and under sign up at the front desk and log the titles as they read. Preschoolers may have the books read to them. Prizes are awarded for every ten library books the participant reads. Prizes include pool passes, treats, toys and books. Sign up for some summer fun! Contact your local branch library to learn more about procedures and prizes for the Summer Reading Program.
To help students in Mariposa County cultivate the love of reading, the Mariposa County Library and Mariposa County School District have a unique partnership. The County Librarian contacts elementary schools, middle schools and high schools at the beginning and end of each school year. She visits classrooms to read a story and discuss what the library offers to students and teachers. The school district and county library are proud of the working relationship they have established. For example, there is a joint usage agreement between the El Portal Elementary School and county's El Portal branch library whereby books and other library materials are shared.