Preschool Story Time (Ages: 3-5): Every Friday @ 11:15 am
Wiggle your wiggles! Preschoolers will enjoy stories, rhymes & songs. Make new friends and play!
Family Story Time (All Ages): Every Saturday @ 12:30 pm
Enjoy books & songs then stay for the Kids' Activity at 1:00pm
Familia Hora del Cuentos Bilingües / Bilingual Story Time
La primera jueves del mes a las 11:15am
The first Thursday of each month at 11:15am
Early Literacy Skills
Reading and sharing books with your child is an important part of their development.
All of our story times support these Early Literacy Skills:
- Vocabulary: Knowing the names of things and the meaning of words.
- Print Awareness: Print is all around--not just in books.
- Narrative Skills: Make predictions, describe things, or retell events in sequence.
- Phonological Awareness: Play with and explore the sound that make up words.
- Print Motivation: Show that reading is fun so children will want to learn to read.
- Letter Knowledge: Knowing the names and sounds of different letters.
Tulare Public Library is pleased to offer preschool story time twice weekly in the children's area. Our program is designed to introduce children from babies to 5 years of age to the library and to participating as part of a group. Regular activities include music, singing, finger plays, and of course stories! While story time is geared primarily for preschool age children, parents and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Teachers and children care providers are also invited to bring their children. If your group is larger than 10, we encourage you to contact the Library prior to your visit so we can accommodate everyone comfortably. Story time lasts thirty to forty-five minutes.
Join us every Saturday for fun, interactive, and creative learning Kids' Activities after the 12:30pm Family Story Time at the library. Every first Saturday of the month enjoy a kids' movie at 1:00pm in our Council Chambers Room. Saturday Crafts start at 1:00pm in the Olympic Room.
The library hosts three monthly book club. You can sign up in advance by calling our Research and Information desk at
559-685-4503. Or feel free to drop by any book club to hear the discussion. See our Calendar for all upcoming book club dates and titles.
To reserve a book, please place a hold through our Online Catalog. Or stop by the library as we often have extra copies of this month's book on hand.
Free Homework Help is available to students in grades k - 12 at the Tulare Public Library. The homework help center is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm but is closed during school vacations.
Are you interested in being a tutor for our Homework Help Center? Please visit our Volunteer Page for more information.
The Tulare Public Library has specific programs, opportunities, and information just for teens.
For more information visit the Teen Page!
Volunteer at the Tulare Public Library, join the Teen Advisory Board, become a tutor (16+), and learn about the community and make a difference through the library.
The Yarn Club meets every other Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Tulare Public Library in the Olympic Room. The free program welcomes all styles, skills, and ages. Material is provided if needed.
For specific dates visit the library calendar.
Movies at the Library are every 1st Saturday at 1:00pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 10:30am in the Council Chambers.
See our Calendar for all upcoming movie showing.
Adult Crafts are held on the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 5:30pm in the Olympic Room. To sign-up for this program call or visit the library. Make sure to look out for special Paint Night events happening throughout the year. You can follow us on Facebook @tularelibrary or visit the library to learn more about events.
See the Calendar specific program dates.
Tulare Public Library 475 North M Street Tulare, CA 93274 • (559) 685-4503
The Tulare Public Library offers 30 minute One-on-One Technology Help sessions by appointment.
Library Staff Members can assist with:
- Smart phone / tablet basics
- Computer basics
- Resume (Ask about how to access free templates).
- Microsoft word, excel, power point
- and more...
To schedule a session visit or call the library at (559) 685-4503.
For basic computer skills to get you started at home or information about our computer lab click Here
Tulare Public Library • 475 North M Street Tulare, CA 93274 • (559) 685-4500