All Contra Costa County library branches offer a variety of programs for children and families. See branch listings for program information and for branch operating hours. Updated information is available by calling 800-984-4636, or by visiting the website at www.ccclib.org.

  • Walnut Creek Downtown Library -- Drop in Computer Help with Karthik, 10 a.m. July 14, 21, 28. Paws to Read -- Summer Reading Festival, all day July 17, 24, 31. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. July 15, 22, 29, for ages up to 5. Cuddle Club 11:30 a.m. July 15, 22, 29, for ages up to 5. One-On-One Computer Docent Session noon, 1 p.m. July 15, 22, 29, for all ages. Wii Tuesday for Teens, 3 p.m. July 15, 22, 29, for ages 12-17. Toddler Time 10:15 a.m. July 15, 22, 29. Peek-a-Book Time 10:15 a.m. July 7, 24, 31, for ages up to 5. Drop-in Computer Help with Jeff, 4 p.m. 17, 24, 31, for all ages. Winnie the Pooh Party, 4:30 p.m. July 23, for ages 5-11. The library is located at 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek.

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    Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Sunday closed.

  • Ygnacio Valley Library -- Dog Days of Summer Fun/ Tacking program, 2 p.m. July 28, 29, 30. Lapsit Storytime, 10:15 a.m. July 15, 22, 29, for ages up to 5. Toddler Time, 11:15 a.m. July 16, 23, 30, for ages up to 5. Picture Book Time, 10:15 a.m. July 15, 22, 29, for ages up to 5. Book Sale, 6-8 p.m. July 18 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 19.

    The library is located at 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 925-938-1481.

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  • Books for the Homebound -- A free service for people of all ages who are unable to leave their homes, who live in an institution or senior housing facility or who otherwise cannot personally check out library materials. Through the program, a library volunteer selects and delivers library materials. Recipients must live within the county library service area and have a county library card or complete a library application form. For more information, call 925-927-3211.