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Be Part of the Living History Museum of African American Heroes!

Kids in K - 8th grade are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Living History of African American Heroes. The museum is dedicated to demonstrating the contributions African Americans had on the lives of all Americans of all ages and backgrounds. As a participant, you will be a living exhibit at the museum and portray a hero you admire... Read more

2015 STEAM Kids Craft Schedule

The Young Readers (YR) department staff and volunteers will help your preschool to Grade 5 children engage in some cool new STEAM crafts from January to May 2015! STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It's all about creating, building, innovating and learning. Plus it supports early literacy and school succcess! SURPRISE SCIENCE ACTIVITY & PRESENTATION! Friday, January 23,... Read more

Coderdojo at the Palos Verdes Library District

CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, open source, and nonprofit global movement that teaches children how to code, make games, develop web sites, and create mobile applications. There are currently over 500 dojos operating in 50 different countries. It is a sociable, fun, and interactive environment where people can collaborate, learn together, and openly share their programs and ideas. In the Summer... Read more

Art in Our Library

Over 100 people attended Saturday evening's opening reception with family and friends. At this year's event over 70 artists are represented. The community art exhibit runs from November 1 to December 29. Stop by and view all the artwork!Read more

A look at Palos Verdes Estates in 1939

PENINSULA PAST By Dennis Piotrowski and Monique Sugimoto As the city of Palos Verdes Estates winds down the celebration of its 75th anniversary, let’s look back at some of its history during the year of its incorporation in 1939. While World War II was erupting in Europe and the New York World’s Fair was opening on the East Coast, PVE... Read more

Teens! Read this summer and earn two $5 Amazon cards!

What Do I do?? Read 1,000 pages this Summer and earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card plus an entry into the grand prize drawing* for either a Kindle Fire or a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card---Your choice! Read another 1,000 pages and get another $5 Amazon Gift Card! Simply count the number of pages you read and record the... Read more

Plant a Seed, Read! the 2014 Summer Reading Program begins June 2!

Get ready for a summer of reading, riddles and fun! Reading Program starts June 2nd, ends Aug 17 Read anytime this summer and earn patches! Come to any PVLD library and we will give you a reading log, resuable bag, and a Legoland coupon too. Read any books you like and use the log to keep track of how many... Read more

P is for Palos Verdes Bookmark contest winners!

Many thanks for all the 270 kids who entered a bookmark design in the 2014 Bookmark Contest. Each child did a great job interpreting the theme of "P is for Palos Verdes" and it was tough to choose winners! Click on the links to see the winning entries! Sophia, Vivian, Giovanna Rose, Chloe and Asa Erica, Shingo and James Chiyo,... Read more

Bringing History to Life!

History Comes Alive at the 5th Annual Living History Museum! Kids and adults alike will love learning about history as we celebrate Black History Month at this amazing event. At the Museum, children in grades K - 8 portray American American Heroes and tell about their ideas, courage and talent and creativity that helped shape America. As you browse through... Read more

Peek Into the Past: 8th Annual Tea Party

The Palos Verdes Library District will be holding its annual Peek Into the Past Tea Party program on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and Sunday, December 15, 2013. Please join us for a craft and refreshments as we learn about the worlds of American girls of days past. A collection of American Girl dolls will be on display. If you like,... Read more

Novelist K-8

Looking for a great new book to read? Try Novelist! NoveList K-8 is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book you've liked in the past, simply choose... Read more

Brainfuse - Live homework help online

Need help with homework? Want a free tutor that can help with a specific subject? Looking for some grade level practice tests that will help your basic knowledge? Brainfuse is an online tutoring resource for students in grades K through 12 that can help in all of these ways and more. Tutors are available seven days a week from 1... Read more

Reading is So Delicious - the 2013 Summer Reading Program

The Palos Verdes Library District is serving up a menu of great reading activities as part of the 2013 Summer Reading Program, Reading is So Delicious! Summer is the perfect time for kids to enjoy a story, read some funny riddles, or dig into some nonfiction to learn about a topic they love. With no tests, book reports, or dioramas... Read more

PV Kids News features Moms, Star Wars and more!

PV Kids Spring 2013 The Pressfriends have a new issue of PV Kids! Created at a workshop conducted by the Pressfriends' fantastic teen mentors, 4th and 5th graders wrote these wonderful articles, book reviews, and great thoughts about Moms. Click on the link and enjoy!Read more

Let's go fly a kite!

April is National Kite Month. Join us for high-flying fun! Hear a kite story, learn about kites, and make your very own kite. The program will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 3:30 - 4:30pm in the Malaga Cove Library Community Room. Recommended for grades K-5. No reservations necessary.Read more

Peacock Bookmark contest begins March 1

It's that time of year again when the Palos Verdes Library District teams up with local author Mary Jo Hazard to conduct the Peacock Bookmark contest! This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the birds, display their artistic ability and become aware of how unique it is to have peacocks in the neighborhood! Kids in Kindergarten through... Read more

Bring history to life at the Living History Museum of African American Heroes

Kids of all backgrounds in 1st through 8th grade are invited to celebrate Black History Month by telling about their heroes from African American history! Participants will research the life and accomplishments of their favorite African American hero. Assistance in the research is available from the librarians and the co sponsors of this great event. At the “Living History Museum”... Read more

News Workshop for Kids 3-5th grade!

PressFriends and the Palos Verdes Library District are holding a special Mother’s Day PV Kids News workshop for third, fourth and fifth graders on Saturday, January 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Library’s Teen Annex (627 Silver Spur Rd. Suite 210, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 — in the upper section of the Village Shopping Center facing Deep Valley Drive)... Read more

You can participate in the Living History Museum

Kids in 1st through 8th grade are invited to celebrate Black History Month by telling about their heroes from African American history! Participants will research the life and accomplishments of their favorite African American hero and at the “Living History Museum” on February 27, will become that hero! Participants can wear a costume, bring props, play music: anything that will... Read more

Beloved Annual Doll Tea Parties coming in December!

How did American girls have fun before there were video games and Ipods? "Peek into the Past" with us at this fun tea party! We will enjoy lemonade and cookies, as we make a paper doll craft, have a sing along, and more old fashioned fun! Once again, we will feature a fantastic display of American Girl dolls. If you... Read more

Chinese Storytime for Toddlers starts Nov 9

Join us for this monthly storytime at the Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room, every 2nd Friday of the month from 11:00 - 11:30 am. This fun half hour will be presented in Mandarin Chinese by partners from The Chinese Library of the Chinese American Reading Association, The South Bay Moms Group and La Ja Ja Kids. Children and their parents... Read more

Teens' Top Ten Fiction Books!

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite... Read more

Read the Summer Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a “Tell Your Story” workshop on August 4 at the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a group of 24 local elementary school students has published the Summer 2012 PV Kids News . The 16-page newsletter contains summer Olympics coverage, movie and book reviews, and a “Story Corner” consisting of short fiction. The young authors who attended are all... Read more

Teen Filmmakers Show How to "Read Your Way to Italy"

The PVLD Teen Filmmakers have posted their latest video, "Read Your Way to Italy," on the library's YouTube page. The approximately 4-minute production dramatically portrays how books can transport readers to magical new lands! Read Your Way to Italy The Teen Filmmakers welcome new members all year long. We meet every other Saturday at the Peninsula Center Library from 1... Read more

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