Santa Monica Public Library is excited to present an in-person pirate-themed story time for kids ages 2 and up and their families at the Pico Branch outdoor amphitheater on Tuesday, September 21 at 11 a.m. Enjoy pirate stories and songs and learn how to talk like a pirate! Books will be available to check out, and you can also celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month and get a Santa Monica Public Library card. Please wear a mask; physical-distancing measures will be in place for your safety.

We hope to see you at the library soon. In-person service is available at the Main Library, and contactless Curbside Pickup service is available at the Montana Avenue and Pico Branches. Sign up for Ocean Park Branch Self-Service hours! Learn more here.   For a full list of programs and library resources, as well as library locations and hours, please visit our website at

We encourage you to visit our Online Library and access the Library’s many digital services that are available 24/7. Questions? Call us at (310) 458-8600 or email Staff are available Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 1st Saturday of each month 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to connecting with you.  

Ann Wilson, Youth Services Librarian