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Summer Reading Is Coming Soon!

Under_the_Sun_Web_Square_ArtEverything Under the Sun
Summer Reading Game for Readers and Listeners

Pick up a reading log starting June 18

Let the fun begin! Whether you’re reading to yourself or listening to stories read aloud, you can pick up a summer reading log and start off with your first prize and stamp. Participants promise to read (or be read to) for three hours a week and keep track of books all summer long. Come back every week for a new stamp and a new prize.

Click this link to download a pdf of our Summer flyer: Everything Under the Sun. Program registrations start June 8.

You can see the library’s summer programs for middle schoolers here, or download a pdf of our From the Ground Up flyer.

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, May 13, 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.)

Calling All 5th-8th Grade Musicians!

Calling All Musicians | Submission Deadline Friday, May 22

To kick-off our Middle School Summer Reading Program From the Ground Up, we’re planning a Middle School Mash-Up Concert on Saturday, June 20th at 7pm in the Main Reading of the Mill Valley Public Library. We’re looking for 10 to 12 musical acts to perform. We’ll provide the publicity, venue and the sound system, you provide the talent! If you’re interested in performing, please email Jessica Ryan a 3- to 5-minute video of the piece you plan to play. If you have trouble with making or sending a video, just let us know.

We’ll notify all participants by June 1st. Questions? Email Jessica Ryan at

Read to a Dog

SHARE-A-Book Dogs
Saturday, May 9, 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.

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

Storybook Ball

seuss_website_banner2Sunday, May 17th
Mill Valley Community Center – 4:00pm

You would not could not…miss this year’s Storybook Ball! The magical world of Dr. Seuss comes to life at this year’s Ball, a family event for adults and children ages 4-10, which includes dancing, food, wine, activities, skits, favors and more. It all adds up to a magical and memorable experience for kids and a better Library (proceeds benefit children and teen programming) for the community! Please click here to buy tickets.

It’s not too late to become a sponsor. Levels range from $250 to  $10,00 with a special Grandparents & Teachers Level at $200! Click here for more information. 

Sunday Special: Frances England

Indie-Folk Musician Frances England is coming to the library!

frances_england_pk1_hiThe San Francisco-based singer-songwriter brings her new band and multimedia show to perform sweet songs expressing the joys and challenges of childhood. With warm, indie-folk melodies and deft pop rhythms, England’s incredibly creative and slightly off-beat take on family life has inspired a world of fans!

Sunday, May 3, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public LibraryFREE! No advance registration required.


Sunday Special: The Bubble Gal

3-AbbyFelizBubble Gal Abby Feliz’s high-energy presentations entertain and inform kids about the science of bubbles. Music and theatrics blend with science in this artistic bubble demonstration. Audience participation guaranteed!

Sunday, April 26, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library
FREE! No registration required. All ages encouraged!

Pajama Story Time

pajama-story-timeWednesday, April 8, 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.)

Spring Break Movies & More

Come to the library over Spring Break for movies, game day, and Lego play day! All events start at 2:30 p.m. FREE! All ages – no sign-up required.

Big-Hero-6-poster-2-fullMonday, April 13: Big Hero 6 (2014, 102 mins, PG)
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.



Tuesday, April 14: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (2014, 81mins, PG)
Eleven-year-old Alexander experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young live, a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.


Candy-Land-Wallpaper-candy-land-2020333-1024-768Wednesday, April 15: Game and Puzzle Day
Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or work a giant floor puzzle. Fun for the whole family!


annie_poster_promoThursday, April 16: Annie (2014, 118 mins, PG)
A foster kid who lives with her mean foster mom sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move and takes her in.


children-playing-legoFriday, April 17, Lego Play Day.
Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN!

Lego Robotics Workshop

IMG_2515Kids in 5th – 8th grades: Come to the library for a chance to program a Lego Mindstorms robot. You will work in teams of two to program a robot together to meet an all-new set of challenges ready, so beginners and repeat participants are welcome!

Saturday, April 25 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Creekside Room. Advance registration is required. Click here to register. Call (415) 389-4292 x4 for more information.