The Monterey Public Library is a center for exploration and learning for all ages, through books and beyond.

Happy familyAre you looking for a great book to read? Do you need help with a homework assignment? Great! You've come to the right place for those and more. How about some multisensory, hands-on learning? Our programs recognize the enormous potential for learning together. We offer creative experiences for families with babies first discovering their world through teens and their wealth of fresh ideas.

In addition to books for all ages, our collections include books on CD, DVDs, magazines, age-appropriate research databases, and free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. Child playing with blocks at the library.

You're always welcome to ask our friendly staff for assistance. We love questions and we'd love to meet you. 


Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Songs and rhymes are a baby's first stories. Familiar nursery rhymes and gentle games will give you tools to bond with your baby and begin their journey toward reading. Stick around afterward for our stay-and-play time to connect with other parents and caregivers.

Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10:30am

Sing, dance, and learn with your child through stories, songs, and fun activities designed to build their early literacy skills. Recommended for ages 18 months-5 years.

Bilingual Storytime

Bilingual Storytime

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday, 10:30am

Connect with your little one through stories and songs in Spanish and English. This storytime is designed to build bilingual early literacy skills. Recommended for ages 18 months-5 years.

Upcoming Events for Kids

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*Detailed information about age guidelines and policies is available here.

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