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 ARTWORK 10.jpg 3nd Annual Bookmark Design Contest

Help us design a bookmark for the library and promote our Summer Reading Program theme “What’s Your Story? / ¿Cuál es tu historia?” The contest is open to all students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Winners will be chosen in four age categories and the winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed at the library. Entries will be accepted from February 12 to February 2018 to , Entry forms and rules will be available at the library starting on February 5, 2018. Winners will be announced on March 13, 2018. Register by visiting the library.


Family Movie Day - Chef Ollie Demo (All ages)

Friday, February 23th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a free showing of "The Princess and the Frog," inspired by E.D. Baker's book. Drinks and popcorn will be served. Chef Ollie will prepare beignets at demo starting at 2pm. We encourage children to wear their prince or princess attire to this event. Seating is limited so register by visiting or calling the library.

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Read Across America – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, March 3 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate reading and the inspiring, creative characters and stories of Dr. Seuss with crafts, music,cake and a story time. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character! For preschool to 5th grade.

Pre-registration required and attendance is limited to 40 children. Register by visiting or calling the library.

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 bluVR.jpg Virtual Reality Open House
Wednesday, March 7 2018 from 3-5pm

Swim alongside manta rays, angler fish, and a blue whale – in virtual reality! Wearing a VR headset, you’ll embark on an underwater journey to parts of the ocean few people get to see first-hand. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the technology and future of virtual reality. Register by calling or visiting library.
Note: The system may cause vertigo and disorientation.

3D Printing at Signal Hill Public Library (All ages)

Orientation class on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the library. This orientation session will introduce participants to 3D printing services. Participants must attend the orientation class in order to register for additional 3d printing classes. Class size is limited. Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. Register by calling or visiting the library.


Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
March 15, April 19, and May 17

On Game Night, we break out our collection of board games, playing cards, and dominoes and let you and your family have at them. Game Night is for game lovers of all ages! We ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register by calling or visiting the library.

Children’s STEM Time – Introduction to 3D Printing (For ages 8+)

3rd Saturday of the Month (March 17, April 21, May 19) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
3D printing has taken the library world by storm. Children will learn the basics of design and the applications of 3D printing.

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 StoryTime_thumb.jpg Story Time Programs
Story Time programs are designed to stimulate young minds by introducing literature, music and movement. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate to make a meaningful experience for their child. Snacks are included. 

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – Babies and Toddlers Ages 0-2 years old
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Preschoolers Ages 3-5 years old

National Library Week April 9 to April 14

Celebrate National Library Week with the theme, “Libraries Lead.” April is designated as National Library week to celebrate all that libraries offer to their guests – from books to computers to story times to thought-provoking programming for all ages! Signal Hill Public Library is a vibrant community hub and we invite you to join us in this celebration by coming to the library for the events we will have scheduled during the week.


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Library Club

Tuesdays from 2-3pm
Join us for a craft or game and a snack. No registration is required. (3rd-5th grades)


1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Signal Hill Public Library is proud to support the 1000 Books Foundation. The 1000 Books Foundations is a Nevada non-profit corporation providing services beneficial to the public interest.

The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. The objectives of this organization are:

to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers
to encourage parent and child bonding through reading

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