Read the Winter Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a fun journalism workshop on February 4 at the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a group of 18 local elementary school students has published the Winter 2012 PV Kids News . The 20-page newsletter focuses on the students’ visit that same day to the Palos Verdes Art Center in its temporary home at the Promenade of the Peninsula,... Read more

Make Your Oscar Predictions at The Annex!

Join us at The Annex on Thursday, February 23rd for an Oscar Prediction Party. Fill out a ballot with your picks in the top categories and then at 5 pm, we'll show one of the nominated movies and eat pizza! The best predictors could win Regal movie tickets, free library movie rentals, and other cool stuff!Read more

History Comes Alive in February 28 at the Living History Museum!

The Third Annual Living History Museum of African American Heroes will take place at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room on Tuesday, February 28, 2010 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Children in grades 1st - 8th grade will celebrate Black History Month by portraying African Americans heroes and telling their stories in the museum. People of all ages and backgrounds... Read more

Filmmakers' Club Premieres "Library Dreams"

What is a would-be male model to do? He knows he has the Look, the Vibe, the Mojo — but how does he get started on the runway to success? At the public library, of course! Check out "Library Dreams," the latest production of PVLD’s Teen Filmmakers’ Club, and you too can make your dreams come true. If you are... Read more

Seeking Kids to 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 28, will become that hero! Participants can wear a costume, bring props, play music: anything that will... Read more

Babies in the Library storytime begins at Miraleste in January!

The popular Babies in the Library storytime is coming to the Miraleste Library every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon. Aimed at children ages 6 – 24 months, and their caregivers, this half hour program includes playtime, a lap sit session with songs and nursery rhymes and stories and board books. Older and younger children are welcome to attend... Read more

"Arts Galore" Writing Workshop for 4th-5th Graders, Feb. 4

Join us for a fun PressFriends/PV Library District writing workshop for 4th and 5th graders. The free “Arts Galore” workshop will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 12 –4:15 p.m. at the PV Library’s Teen Annex (located next door to the main Peninsula Center library). As an aspiring news reporter, you will be mentored by the PressFriends group... Read more

Digital Photo Contest Winner!

The Peninsula Teen Activity Council met and looked through the excellent entries that were submitted for this contest. It was a tough decision but they chose the photo you see here which was submitted by Claire McBride. Congratulations, Claire! To see the other entries visit PVLD's Flickr site . Claire's photo will be transposed onto canvas and mounted in the... Read more

The 6th Annual Historical Doll Tea Party takes place in December!

Join us at one of six sessions! Learn how girls celebrated Christmas throughout American history, make an elegant greeting card, and enjoy lemonade and cookies! If you like, bring any favorite doll or stuffed animal. December 10, 2011 - 10 am—11 am, 1pm—2 pm, or 3:30 pm—4:30 pm OR December 17, 2011 - 10 am—11 am, 1pm—2 pm, or 3:30... Read more

The Chronicles of Narnia - Did you know...

Did you know that The Chronicles of Narnia were originally published in this order: #1: The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, #2 Prince Caspian, #3 Voyage of the Dawn Treader, #4 The Silver Chair, #5 The Horse and His Boy, #6 The Magician's Nephew, #7 The Last Battle. But in 1994, they were reprinted in a different order that... Read more

Digital Photo Contest!

October is Teen Read Month so — let’s see you reading! Enter our contest and you could win an enlarged canvas print of your photograph! Plus, we’ll display an enlarged canvas print of your photograph in the Teen area at the Peninsula Center Library. Open to teens ages (12-18) Submit a digital photograph of you or a friend reading. The... Read more

A+ Research Success

Want to ace your school research assignments? A friendly PVLD librarian can help show you how! Learn the best strategies for finding the books, newspaper and magazine articles, and reliable websites you need to back up your school reports and papers. Appointments are not for personal tutoring or homework assistance, but rather for research skill building. Sessions may include an... Read more

Vote for Your Favorite Books

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 during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year... Read more

A+ Research Skills Appointments

Stop by the Peninsula Center Library Young Reader’s Desk to fill out an Appointment Request Form or print it out and bring it in for your very own free training session! All A+ appointments are held at the Peninsula Center Library. Appointments are not for personal tutoring or homework assistance, but rather for research skill building. Sessions may include an... Read more

Shhhh! It's the Silent Library Amazing Race!

Thursday, August 18th 6-8 pm @ The Annex Are you up to the challenge?? Do you know your way around the library? Can you perform highly demanding physical tasks? Harder yet--can you remain silent for 30 minutes? If you think you can handle it, then come on down to The Annex which will be the starting point of a crazy... Read more

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