Join us every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for preschool story time in the Children's Room of the Mariposa Library. All preschoolers with parents are welcome. Every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. is family story time at the Mariposa Library.
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.
BookFlix is a interactive online resource designed for children from preschool to 3rd grade. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to reinforce early reading skills and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
The Library is pleased to have two members of Therapy Dogs International Tail Wagging Tutors — and their owners — honor us with their presence. Both dogs love attention and affection from little ones and adults too.
Steve, a very gentle, sweet 194-pound Mastiff, visits the library on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for preschool story time. He also visits the library every other Tuesday afternoon as a reading therapy dog.
Mr. Gunny, an Australian shepherd, visits the library on opposite Tuesdays. Contact the library for more information.
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.
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.