Summer Reading Program: It's Showtime at the Library. June 8 - July 13, 2019
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Summer Reading Program

It's Show Time at your Library - June 11 - July 13

Summer Reading Kick-off on June 8, 2019 

Join us for the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off  Saturday, June 8th, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm with fun-filled carnival games; the E&M’s Reptile Family (first come; first served); Special Craft; Face Painting; Balloon Animals; Cartoon Shorts; and best of all sign up to read for prizes!

What is the Summer Reading Program? This program is offered to encourage children and teens ages 1-18 to read (ages 1-5 may be read to) during their summer vacation. They will earn fun toys and food coupons for reading books and have a chance to win a Grand Prize for completing the program.

All Summer Reading Program material below. 

June 8th Schedule 10:00am - 1:00pm

Youth Summer Reading Program Materials

June & July Summer Reading Program Calendars 

My Favorite Show or Performer from - Available June 8th

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

June & July Summer Reading Program Calendar

Adult Summer Reading Challenge Reading Log

Summer Food Service Program

 Free Lunch Program

Almuerzo Gratis Programa de Alimentos De Verano

Thank you to all sponsors & partners:

Tulare Library Foundation*, Friends of the Library, Parks & Recreation. Miss Twist, Auntie Anne's, Tulare City School District, Sequoia Genealogical Society, 

 *If you would like to make a donation to the Tualre Library Foundation, click here.

Story Time

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.

Kids Activity

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 1:15pm in our Council Chambers Room. Saturday Crafts start at 1:00pm in the Olympic Room.

Homework Help

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.

Just for Teens

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.

Knitting Club

The knitting Club meets every other Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Tulare Public Library in the Olympic Room. The free program welcomes all knitting skills and ages, material is provided upon request. For specific dates visit the library calendar.

Movies at the Library

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.

Arts & Crafts-Adults

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

Book Clubs

Book Clubs at Tulare Public Library 

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 below for more details and find the perfect fit! 

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.  

YA 4 Everyone Book Club Thumbnail

This group meets the first Friday of the month at 6:00pm.

Readings include a mix of classic & current Young Adult titles.
Meetings are held in the Charter Room.

Access our Online Catalog to place a hold.

May's YA for Everyone Book Club selection: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley

May Selection

YA Book Club for Everyone is on Friday, June 7, 2019 and the book is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros

June Selection

 YA 4 Everyone book club for July is Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
by Anonymous

July Selection

 Saturday Book Club ThumbnailThis group meets the second Saturday of the month at 11:00am.

Primary focus is classic, current, and non-fiction titles.
Meeting are held in the Charter Room.

Access our Online Catalog to place a hold.

May's Saturday Book Club selection: Tangerine by Christine Mangan
by Christine Mangan

May Selection

Canceled due to the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off event.

Saturday Book Club for July is Something in the Water
Something in the Water
by Catherine Steadman

July Selection

Thursday Book Club ThumbnailThis group meets the last Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Titles are generally current or popular fiction.
Meetings are held in the Charter Room. 

Access our Online Catalog to place a hold.

May's Thursday Book Club selection: Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
Only Child
by Rhiannon Navin

May Selection

Thursday Book Club for June is Golden State
Golden State
by Ben WInters

June Selection

Thursday Book Club for July is Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan

July Selection

One-on-One Technology Help

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
  • Email
  • Resume (Ask about how to access free templates). 
  • eBook
  • 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