West Covina Library

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1601 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 962-3541

West Covina Library page at the
County of Los Angeles Public Library:
http://www.colapublib.org/libs/wcovina
The West Covina Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. It is located a few steps away from City Hall.

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday

1 p.m.  to 8 p.m.

Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday

(Closed)

 


Homework Help at West Covina Library

Need help with homework? Try the West Covina Library Homework Center. Caring and trained staff are available to assist children in their efforts to successfully complete homework assignments. Help is available for students in grades K-6 for all subjects. The Homework Center is free.

Homework Center Hours:
Monday - Thursday 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you can't get to the library, homework help is also available for free online with the program Live Homework Help. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade as well as college students can connect to live tutors for 20-minute one-on-one chat sessions in math, science, social studies, and English. Adults can also get career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. This service is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese and is free at the Library or from any computer using a library card. Visit the website (http://www.colapublib.org/children/tutor/) to connect.

Live Homework Help Hours:
English and Spanish: Everyday from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vietnamese: Everyday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Library's website also features free online databases with access to full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and more. 


Programs for Children

Baby Bounce Storytime, held on Monday 11:30 a.m., is designed for parents and other caregivers and the babies (ages 4 – 18 months).  With your baby on your lap, you will both enjoy bonding through fun bouncing rhymes, finger plays, and age-appropriate books. 

Family Storytime is on Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. Families with children ages 3-8 are welcome to join and enjoy fun stories and activities that foster reading readiness, listening skills, and the joy of books and reading. Kids will complete an art project after every storytime.

Toddler Storytime for children 18 months to 3 years old is held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Language development, listening skills, and fun are promoted through music, rhymes, movement activities, and books specially chosen to appeal to this age group.

Page Turners Book Club, for children kindergarten – 2nd grade, meets first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books will be available to check out three weeks before the program at the Children’s Desk.

All of these programs are free and open to the public. For more information about these and other children's programs, please contact Mariko Farincci-Gonzalez, Children's Librarian, at (626) 962-3541.


Family Place Play and Learn Area

The Play and Learn Area is designed for babies ages 0-5. Toys and furniture have been selected just the right size for these little ones. There are pretend “Houses and Neighborhood,” “Theater,” “Market,” “Bakery” and more… Parents and care givers are invited to use the space with your child as a chance to bond and enhance their learning experience. The Play and Learn Area is located in the Children’s Room on the second floor.


Programs for Young Adults/Teens

Each month, the Library offers events for young adults/teens (ages 12-18), including video gaming, board and card games, movies, and art projects.

In addition to these events, the Teen Advisory Board meets every first Thursday at 4:00 p.m. This group is open to anyone aged 12-18 who is interested in giving input on library services and materials, including coming up with new programs for teens. This is a great way to get those community service hours while having fun - and eating snacks!

For additional information, please contact Ernest Romero, Teen Services Librarian, at (626) 962-3541.


Second Saturday at the West Covina Library

All adults are welcome to join us for a new series of programs that will happen at 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the library meeting room. Come to the library and learn about a wide range of topics, including local history, flower arranging, vegetable cooking, and car restoration, just to name a few! Call the library at (626) 962-3541 to get more information about this month's Second Saturday program. These interesting, informative, and free programs are brought to you by the County of Los Angeles and the Friends of the West Covina Library.


Programs for Adults

American Sign Language Class is on every third Monday at 5:00 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Each month, we’ll focus on a different topic, and you’ll learn to talk about it with your hands!

 

Cinema Monday is on every first Monday of each month. Come join us for recent and popular movies at the West Covina Library. Refreshments will be served to enhance your moviegoing experience! Call or stop by the library to find out what this month's movie will be.

 

Grown Ups’ Book Club meets every last Monday of each month. We read a wide range of styles from humor, to classics, to popular non-fiction. Then, we get together and talk.

 

Knitting and Crocheting Club meets every first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. Ages 14 and up. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come join the fun as we knit, crochet and learn patterns together. Please bring your own needles, crochet hooks, and yarn.

 

Zumba Class is on every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for ages 11 and up. Sign up is required at the Information Desk or call (626) 962-3541 due to limited space.

 

For information about these programs and other programs for adults, please call the library at (626) 962-33541.


Friends of the West Covina Library

Do you love your library? Are you looking for a great way to help out your community? Join the Friends of the West Covina Library. The Friends help the library by encouraging donations, by holding book sales, and by raising funds to buy materials and pay for programs. It is a great way to volunteer, provide a public service, and make new friends. The Friends of the West Covina Library meet the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Please call (626) 962-3541 for more information.


Friends of the West Covina Library Second Saturday Book Sale

Stop by the 2nd Saturday book sales from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to pick up special items and deals not available during the rest of the month and meet the Friends!

 

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