Children's Programs

Young children listening to a woman read a book at a library

Story Time Programs

Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0-2): Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Story Time programs (PDF) 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. No registration required. 


Khmer-Bilingual Story Time

First Saturday of the month: October 5, November 2, December 7
11:00 a.m.

Join us for traditional children's stories and songs from Cambodia! This free story time is in Khmer and is appropriate for children of all ages, however it is designed for ages 1-5. For more information, please call 562-989-7323 or stop by the Library. Sponsored by the Cambodian Association of America.


Spanish-Bilingual Story Time

Second Thursday of the month: October 10, November 14, December 12
2:00 p.m.

Join us for this special story time in Spanish! All ages are welcome. For more information, please call 562-989-7323 or stop by the Library.


In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club

October 5 - November 9
Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are eligible to participate.

Sign up at the Signal Hill Public Library to participate in the In-N-Out reading program! For every 5 books read, the child will receive a Cover to Cover Club Achievement Award good for a free hamburger or cheeseburger at In-N-Out Burger. Each child may earn up to three award certificates during the program, while supplies last. For more information, please call or visit the Library.


Ice Age Encounter Show with Amka the Mammoth

Saturday, November 30
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Room

Travel back in time 50,000 years to the last Ice Age! Children will get to meet and learn about five different mammals that were all found in North America. They'll learn through audience participation, realistic ice age puppets, music, humor, and special effects. This is a free event for all ages. Pre-registration is required, please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library.

Homework Help at Library

Homework Helpers

Homework Helper volunteers are available weekly to help students successfully complete their homework assignments. Please check with the library to determine when and where the Homework Helpers are scheduled, and bring a specific homework assignment or project. The Homework Helpers are typically adult volunteers, and as such may not have the skills needed to help peers or more advanced students. See the Homework Help Program flyer (PDF) for more information.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Signal Hill Public Library is proud to support the 1000 Books Foundation. The 1000 Books Foundation is a Nevada-based 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, and 
  • To encourage parent and child bonding through reading.

Program Instructions (PDF)

Program Instructions (Spanish/español) (PDF)

Reading Log Sheets (PDF)

Reading List (PDF)


Long Beach Unified School District Summer Reading List

Check out the LBUSD Reading Lists for State of California reading lists as well as LBUSD reading lists by grade.