Read the Summer Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a fun, three-hour journalism workshop on July 9 at the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a group of 34 local elementary school students has published the Summer 2011 PV Kids News . The 20-page newsletter features book reviews and interviews with stage director Debra Attridge, librarian Michael Barb, and ophthalmologist Raj Dugel. The young reporters will be attending... Read more

Join the Fun at PVLD's Family Talent Show

Can you sing, dance, juggle or perform other amazing feats? Come take a bow as part of PVLD's Family Talent Show! The Talent Show will take place at the Peninsula Center Library on Tuesday, July 26, from 3 - 3:45 p.m. This special event is part of PVLD's Young Readers Summer Reading Program. If you are interested in participating, please... Read more

¿Donde Esta? Week 7, Guess the place!

¿Donde Esta? Below is a clue to a book-related place. If you think you know the place, come into the library and ask for an entry slip at one of the reference desks. Write in your guess and you'll be entered into this week’s drawing for prizes like Pinkberry and Jamba Juice gift certificates. You’ll also get another chance at... Read more


Ever wanted to learn to make your own tie-dyed stuff? Now's your chance. Teens, grades 6-12, are invited to tie-dye day, July 30 at the library! Bring your friends and learn to tie-dye a t-shirt on the Peninsula Center rooftop. All supplies will be provided! Sign up in advance at here! Enter your info and save your spot. Here's the... Read more

PV Kids Newsletter by the Press Friends focuses on Going Green!

Check out another great issue of PV Kids! This Spring, these young reporters covered the Earth Day celebration at the Promenade and also wrotesome great features on everything from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie to tips on how you can make the world a greener place! The 16 page newsletter is the 6th such publication to result from... Read more

Summer Reading Program starts June 1st!

Wow! Summer is coming, and it's time go to any PVLD library and join the Summer Reading Program! This year, we're calling it "One World, Many Stories, " and any kids can join, from toddlers, right up to 6th graders! Just drop by the library any time after June 1 and we'll give you all you need for a summer... Read more

"You Are Here!" Teen Summer Reading 2011

What do I do? Beginning June 1st --come to the library and pick up a reading log. Count the number of pages you read and record the books and pages in your log. When you’ve read 1,000 pages, bring your reading log into the library for a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate. You’ll also be entered into our summer-end prize drawing... Read more

Peacocks of Palos Verdes Contest winners

Congratulations to all the participants in the Peacocks of Palos Verdes poster contest! With 250 posters entered in the contest this year, it was tough for the judges to choose the top fifteen entries! The winning entries are on display at the Peninsula Center Library till May 20, and you may see other peacock posters around the Peninsula as well!... Read more

PVLD Teen Filmmaker's Club

Do you love movies? Do you have a youtube channel? Do you make your own videos? Have you always wanted to try? Join PVLD's brand new Filmmaker's Club! Earn volunteer hours and learn about filmmaking as you help to create fun videos at the library. Teens grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend our first meeting-- May 21 at 1pm in... Read more

Children's Earth Day Celebration

Please join us for our 2nd annual Children's Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. This fun free event is geared for the whole family! There will be crafts, face painting, displays, information, games & prizes. No sign-ups are necessary. Some of the community participants this year include Palos... Read more

Play and Learn at Peninsula Center through April 22!

The Peninsula Center Library is hosting a "Play and Learn Island"! This table, located in the Peninsula Center Library's Young Readers Department, is on loan to PVLD through April 22. Preschool children will love to play with the gears, blocks, and other educational manipulatives, and they are learning as they have fun! Play is how babies and young children learn... Read more

Learn about Purim

Join us on Tuesday, March 15th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Peninsula Center Library and come l earn about the Jewish holiday Purim with Shelly Shapiro of David’s School, Early Childhood Center at Congregation Ner Tamid. We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts. Children can come dressed in their favorite costume! Recommended for children ages 2 and up.Read more

Shake Your Sillies Out at Pajamarama!

Join the Peninsula Teen Activity Council for this delightful program. Children of all ages are invited to come and bring a soft doll or stuffed animal to enjoy dancing, singing songs, and listening to stories put on by our own wonderful teen volunteers. After the program, children can leave their toy friend with us for a special “toys only” library... Read more

Read the Winter Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a three-hour, intensive newswriting workshop at the Palos Verdes Library District, a group of 35 local elementary school students has published the Winter 2011 PV Kids News . The 24-page newsletter is the fifth such publication to result from a series of free workshops conducted since July 2009 by the PressFriends community service group, and co-sponsored by PVLD... Read more

Celebrate Black History Month at the Living History Museum!

Learn about some of the greatest African American heroes in history! This unique event is co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, PV Links, and the Black Heritage Association. In this museum, the exhibits come to life! "Meet" great African Americans like Mae Jamison, George Washington Carver and Josephine Baker and many more. Children in grades 1st through 8th grade will portray... Read more

Looking for Volunteer Hours?

Consider joining PTAC, a group of teens ages 14-18 who meet to share their opinions and feedback on library services and materials for teens, assist with projects to enhance teen involvement in the library, and help promote reading to all members of the community. Check out what we're doing on the PTAC page. email me if you have any questions!... Read more

Newswriting Workshop for Elementary School Kids, Jan. 29

Learn to write news articles and book reviews at the PressFriends Newswriting Workshop for kids in 3rd through 5th grades. Co-sponsored by PressFriends and the Palos Verdes Library District, this free workshop will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 1–4 p.m. at the PV Library’s Teen Annex (located next door to the main Peninsula Center Library). As an... Read more

Books with Buzz

Try one of these popular titles from 2010 that have people talking: (all of these are located in the Young Adult Fiction section) Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams Split by Swati Avasthi Ship Breaker by Bacigalupi White Cat by Holly Black The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare Matched by Ally Condie Nightshade by Andrea Cremer... Read more

Participants still needed for the Living History Museum!

Celebrate Black History Month by participating in the Living History Museum! We are looking for kids of all backgrounds in 1st through 8th grade to participate. This program begins now and culminates in the Living History Museum on February 15th. This unique program is co-sponsored by PV Links, Delta Sigma Theta, and the Black Heritage Association. Satchel Paige, Malcolm X,... Read more

Eclipse Movie Showing at The Annex

All 6th-12th graders are invited to The Annex to see this special showing of the third movie in the Twiligh Saga: Eclipse. Come eat vampire-y red snacks and enjoy some fierce Fang vs. Fur action! Tuesday, December 7th 4:30 pm The Annex The Annex is located next to the Peninsula Center Library in the upper section of the Village Shopping... Read more

Hanukkah, Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is one of the happiest of the Jewish holidays! Learn how this holiday is celebrated with special guest Shelly Shapiro from David’s School, Early Childhood Center at Congregation Ner Tamid. Hear stories, sing songs, enjoy treats, play games and make a craft! Join us on Tuesday, December 7th at 4:30pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room . For... Read more

Diwali, the Indian "Festival of Lights" on Nov. 13

Diwali is perhaps the most important and ancient of the Indian festivals. It is celebrated throughout India as well as in Indian communities around the world. It is often called "The Festival of Lights" — the time when families light small oil lamps (known as diyas) and candles around the home and set off firecrackers and fireworks. The Palos Verdes... Read more

YOUR Top Ten!

The votes have been tallied and the results are in! During Teen Read Week PV teens voted on their favorite books and movies from last year and here are the results: The PV Teens' Top Ten Books & Movies 2010 Books 1. Collins, Suzanne - Catching Fire 2. Cabot, Meg - Forever Princess 3. Dessen, Sarah - Along for the... Read more

Alternative Book Club Meeting

Not your average book club, this group meets to have fun discussing our latest favorite reads while eating fresh homemade treats (made by yours truly!). To mix things up, a few times a year we choose a book that we all read and discuss. The library will even provide some free copies of the book! So if you're in grades... Read more