Playgroups

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Help your child reach their maximum potential by participating in our playgroups for children ages 0-5. To register your child, or for more information, please call: (831) 758-7355

Locations and Hours

John Steinbeck Library
Monday, Friday 10:00 - 11:30 am (Registration Required)

El Gabilan Library
Wednesday, Friday 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Registration Required)

Cesar Chavez Library
Monday, Friday 10:00 - 11:30 am (Registration Required)
Friday 4:30 – 6:00 pm (Drop-in)
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 am, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Drop-in)

Hebbron Family Center
683 Fremont St.
Monday, Wednesday 12:30 -2:00 pm (Registration Required)

What is a Playgroup?

A playgroup is an opportunity for you to strengthen your parenting skills. By attending a playgroup with your child, you will learn together and meet other parents in a caring and supportive environment. Your child will also meet other children and improve his or her social skills.
 

What happens in a playgroup?

Each playgroup includes time for open play, group time where parents and children sing and dance, a story time, a craft activity, and snack time. Children practice their fine and gross motor skills, increase their creativity, and make new friends.
 

Why is play important? 

Playing together strengthens the relationship between you and your child. Play also supports social development by helping children interact with others, learn to share and get along. Play is necessary for your child's brain development.
 

When can I attend a playgroup?

Playgroups are located at four different locations: John Steinbeck Library, El Gabilan Library, Cesar Chavez Library, and Hebbron Family Center. Playgroups are facilitated by library staff who have received training in early childhood development.

For playgroups to be successful, everyone must work together. We believe you as a parent or guardian are your child's most important teacher. We recommend parents and children attend playgroups twice a week