PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS
These programs and activities are made possible through funding by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Check the Library’s calendar for dates and times of current programs.
Babytime For ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Designed to build pre-literary skills. Songs, books and games are included.
Toddlertime For ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.
Family Storytime For the entire family. Stories, songs and fun.
Pajama-Rama Evening Storytime For ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring pillows and blankets.
Serendipity Saturdays For ages 1 to 5.
Youth After-School Programs
Teen and Tween Programs For after-school fun and interactive activities.
Youth Summer Reading Program Includes an interactive reading incentive program, weekly special programs featuring a performer or craft, and storytime programs. Incentives are awarded as the youths progress through the program.
Online Homework Assistance Provides local students with instant access to professionals to assist with their homework. Access is achieved with a library card. (The Friends initially provided partial funding and have provided complete funding since 2012.)
Adult Programming Includes Meet the Author, lectures, films, musical performances, crafts and book discussion groups.
Adult Summer Reading Program With a theme appropriate to current events.
Teen-Tech Program Teens assist seniors to learn the basics of electronic devices. iPADS, tablets and cell phones are provided by the Friends to help the seniors select devices to purchase for their own use.
In addition to the ongoing programs, the Friends have provided funding to add new materials to the library collections. After a program is established, the library includes further acquisitions in its budget. Examples of pilot programs are DVDs, manga, anime, Playaways, e-mail, e-books, Blu-ray, and downloadable audio books.
In addition, the Friends also provide funding for special equipment used for public programs and assist with community outreach programs.