Children’s Library 2017-05-22T13:54:11+00:00

Children’s Library

The Children’s Library is a part of the Miramar Station Library.  We provide quality programming for children of the Marine Corps Community. Furthermore, we strive to continuously sustain a lively and entertaining home away from home by enriching children through books, audio-visual materials, early literacy computers, programming and events.

Events calendar


Summer Reading Program: Check back soon for information about our upcoming program!

Register for summer reading program

Did You Know?
Summer Reading and the Military Family – The MWR Libraries Summer Reading Program promotes reading for all ages and encourages both early literacy among children under five and school readiness. Participants range from toddlers to teens to busy parents— each receiving age-appropriate book suggestions, activities and prizes. While the focus is on fun, these library activities have serious impacts. For the youngest participants, reading aloud is essential for brain development and school readiness. Children who are read to three times a week or more do much better in later development than children who are read to less than three times a week.

Researchers have found that early literacy development has a strong correlation with children’s future academic achievement. Our library reading programs make a difference. For school-age students, we know students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Of even greater concern, summer reading loss is cumulative. Children don’t “catch up” in fall because the other children are moving ahead with their skills. National research from Dominican University finds students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. And for adults, reading can be a healthy break from serious responsibilities, as well as a family activity that supports lifelong learning.

About AWE Computers

The Children’s Room currently has 10 AWE Early Literacy Stations.  AWE computers are a dynamic, all in one digital learning experience for children.   There is no internet connection, making them safe and secure.  Each station contains more than 60 educational software programs that span seven curricular areas.  Children will love the graphics and intuitive menus.

Educational Software titles include:
Bailey’s Book House
Beginning Reading
Between the Lions
Britannica Children’s Learning Suite
Britannica Elementary and Student Encyclopedia
ClueFinder 3rd Grade and 4th Grade Adventures
Diego’s Safari Rescue
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Giggles My Musical World/ Giggles ABCs and 123s/ Nursery Rhymes
Interactive Storybooks:  Boy Who Cried Wolf, Buckle My Shoe, Chicken Little, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Three Little Pigs, and Tortoise and the Hare
MusiCan 1
MusiCan 2-3
MusiCan 4-5
My Amazing Human Body
Millie’s Math House
Space and the Universe
SpongeBob SquarePants
Stationery Studio
Thinkin’Things:  Tooney the Loon’s Lagoon
Trudy’s Time and Place House
Tux Paint
Typing Tournament
PEEP Floats
Photo Kit Junior
Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics
Reader Rabbit Math Ages
Reader Rabbit Toddler
Sammy’s Science House
Science Express:  Life Processes and Physical Processes
Sesame Street-Learn, Play & Grow
JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade
Jump Start Advanced Kindergarten
Jump Start Advanced Toddler
Kid Pix 3D
Kid Works Deluxe
Know Your USA/ Know Your World
Krazy ArtRoom
La Casa de Dora
Libre Office: Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer
Math Blaster 5-7
Math Doodles
Merriam Webster Dictionary

Beginning Story Time & A Craft (Wednesdays at 10:00am) – Join us for story time and a creative craft. Promote early literacy. A great way to introduce your little ones to the library!

Lego My Library Program (Mondays at 4:00pm) – Every Monday, hundreds of Legos are set out. What is the connection between books and Legos? It promotes early literacy development by increasing attention span, spatial awareness, memory, creativity, language, and vocabulary. It lays the foundation for mathematical reasoning and logical thinking. The goal is simple…to have fun!

Children’s Sign Language (Tuesdays at 10:00am) – Learn signs through favorite stories such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon as presented by Jennifer Duncan of Signs of Play. It’s going to be a delightful time for rediscovering nursery rhymes through singing as well!

Sing, Play & Dance Program for the little ones (1st & 3rd Fridays at 10:00am) – Come join the fun as we sing songs, play instruments, dance with ribbon wands and more! Everybody’s invited! We’ll have an awesome time together expressing ourselves through music. The little ones will definitely love the exciting games and activities we have in store for them too.

Bldg. 5305 (The Hub)
Mon-Thu: 0700-1930
Fri: 0700-1800
Sat: 1000-1600
Sun: Closed
Holiday Schedule: Open 10am – 4pm on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve CLOSED Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
(858) 577-6316/1261
(858) 577-4101
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