The Tulare Public Library is committed to bringing the highest quality of services to the children in our community. We offer many weekly program and activities as well as monthly themed events, summer reading programs and more. We have hosted princess parties, marionettes and even interactive shows with real live reptiles! We invite families to come in and enjoy our beautiful new space and benefit from all our library has to offer.
Watch, Read & Listen to Children's Books Online
|TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: EBooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books. Our books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read.|
|TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.|
Ongoing Events for Kids
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays 6:15 pm
Fridays 11:15 am
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 3 to 5 years of age to the library and to participating as part of a group. Regular activities include music, singing, finger plays, flannel boards 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.
The library offers an activity for children every Saturday at 1:00pm. Sometimes we make crafts, play with Legos & blocks, watch movies or play video and board games. We may even have a special event or performance, like folk dancers, a magician or a puppet show! Children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy these free activities and registration is not required.
Pages with Piper: TPL's Read-to-Me Pooch
“Pages with Piper” is held on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm in the Kids’ Space of the Tulare Public Library. Independent readers in grades K-4th may sign up to read to Piper, a trained therapy dog. Before children can read to Piper, they must have a parent or guardian sign a release form. This form is available at the Youth Services Desk or can be downloaded below. For more information or to reserve a 10-minute session, please call 559-685-4519.
Click here for Piper Release Form