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Star Wars Reads


All week long, celebrate reading with Star Wars! Star Wars Reads Day strikes back on Saturday, October 10. Roll in to the library and celebrate all week long, leading up to the big day!

You can make your own Origami Yoda and help us decorate the Children’s Room, or read a great Star Wars book. We have an impressive range:



Read to a Dog

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, October 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

reading dog 2Kids in kindergarten and older can make 15-minute appointments to read aloud to friendly four-legged friends. It’s a great way to increase confidence and improve read-aloud skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Program takes place in the Children’s Room.

The dogs will also be here on November 14.

Call (415) 389-4292 x4 or email to register for a 15-minute appointment.

Picture Books & More: High Flying Fun!

rabbitFirst and second graders: get ready for four weeks of sensational soaring stories, fantastic and amazing crafts, and scrumptious pie-in-the-sky snacks! This popular after school series, designed especially for first and second graders, supports the love of reading by connecting books with fun at the library.

Tuesday section meets from 3:30 to 4:30pm on October 6, 13, 20, and 27. Wednesday sections meet from either 2:30 to 3:30pm or from 4:00 to 5:00 on October 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

The Tuesday, 3:30 session is currently full. Click here to be placed on the wait list.
The Wednesday, 2:30 session is currently full. Check out our 4:00 session instead. Click here to register for the Wednesday, 4:00 sessions.

Pizza & Pages Book Club

IronTrialCoverMiddle schoolers: come together to dine and discuss The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . . From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Grades 6-8 only. Click here to sign up.

Author Visit

tuesday Former US Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog, Tuesday, will show how they help each other daily.  Luis will read his award-winning picture book Tuesday Tucks Me In, and brush Tuesday’s teeth (his favorite activity) and his coat. Tuesday will demonstrate the many important things he does for Luis. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

51-kugDuBBL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Friday, September 25, 2015 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Creekside Room

All ages. Registration recommended.  Click here to register.

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, September 9, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Wear your PJs and bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a rousing yet relaxing evening reading of favorite picture books new and old, on the second Wednesday of every month. (All ages, Children’s Room.)

The Storybook Ball Needs You!

storybook ball Looking for a fun and rewarding way to be part of the Mill Valley community and support your local library? Join this year’s Storybook Ball organizing committee!

The Storybook Ball, which raises critical funds for children and teen library programming, brings to life a children’s book through performances, activities and other entertainment. This year’s event will be held in May and is a special day for families and children ages 4 to 10.

Storybooks is seeking volunteers to make this event a success. Whether you want to help lead a committee or just volunteer a few hours of your time, your support is welcome! Volunteers with an array of talents (creative types to folks who love numbers) are needed to help with the following:

  • Co-chairs (to help lead the planning and logistics)
  • Decor (help create the look and feel of the event)
  • Marketing and PR (help us get the word out!)
  • Sponsorship (help raise the money!)
  • Community outreach
  • Food and beverage
  • Raffles
  • Accounting
  • Favors
  • Teen volunteer coordinator

Please contact Stacey Silver at if you are interested or have more questions. Storybooks is a subcommittee of the Mill Valley Library Foundation.