Youth Services supports educational development by providing a wide-ranging collection of books and other materials to meet varying needs and interests as well as staff assistance in locating and using resources in the Main Library and the four school libraries in coordination with ESUSD. Youth Services provides ongoing and special library programs for youth throughout the year, including toddler and preschool storytime, a popular Summer Reading Program, library tours and class visits, and science and art activities for elementary and middle school students.
Toddler and Preschool Storytimes, along with Library Club for lower elementary school age children, are offered throughout the year. Registration opens the week prior to each session and is required for the Toddler and Preschool Programs.
Summer Reading Program:
Annually, the Youth Services Division offers a themed Summer Reading Program for pre-readers, independent readers, and teens in grades 6-8. In addition to the regularly scheduled storytime programs, there are incentive prizes, parties, performers, and special activities to promote reading and fun during summer vacations.
The Toy Loan program is available year-round for families to check out toys, games and puzzles to enjoy at home. The Toy Loan is open most Saturday mornings and immediately following Toddler and Preschool Storytimes.
Class or Group Visits:
Library staff can provide tours and storytimes during the school year for school classes and children's organizations. To schedule a group visit, please call 310-524-2726.
There are also special programs and celebrations offered periodically such as our annual holiday program with Santa Claus.
For more information on any of these programs, please call the Youth Services Desk at 310-524-2726.
El Segundo Public Library Branches
Under a Memorandum of Understanding, the Youth Services Division Librarian administers four branch librarieson the El Segundo Unified School District campuses. Collaboration with school administrators facilitates the achievement of mutually beneficial services including hiring, training, and supervision of library personnel; coordination of collection development; funding for books; acquisition and processing of library materials through a shared database; levying and collection of fines and fees, resource sharing, and interlibrary loan.
High School Branch Library (Open Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Middle School Branch Library (Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Center Street Branch Library (Open Monday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Richmond Street Branch Library (Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Services at these branches include:
Class visits to the library, readers advisory, and reference assistance provided by staff.
Resource assistance to teachers for class assignments.
Staff for back to school night, open house, and other special events involving the library at the middle and elementary schools.