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CANCELLED: Outdoor Bilingual Storytime: Mental Health Awareness Edition | Cuentos y Canciones Bilingües Al Aire Libre: Edición del Mes de la Salud Mental

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This event has been cancelled.

Program Description

Event Details

Enjoy an outdoor storytime in English and Spanish, celebrating Mental Health Awareness! Masks and social distancing are required. Event will be moved to Virtual in case of inclement weather.

¡Disfruten de un cuento virtual en inglés y español al aire libre, celebrando el mes de Salud Mental! Cubrebocas y mantener distancia social son requeridas. En caso de clima inclemente, evento será virtual.



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.