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Arboretum Library: For Children & Families
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The Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California.

About Bookworms


Come explore the Arboretum Library and our great story trees! Enjoy plant and nature stories and a take-home craft. It is an indoor/outdoor program that will go on rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

This is a free program for members and free with admission for non-members. Program is recommended for children ages 3-6. *Meet in the Children's Library in the Arboretum Library at 10:30 am.

COVID CLOSURE:  This program has not been adapted to COVID precautions yet.  Check back for progress!

Books with Bears!

Click here for more information on searching and downloading e-books.

E-Books Galore!

Yes, we are pushing E-books since they are easy for Arboretum members to access.  Take advantage of these wonderful books for kids and their families below.  The instructions are here.  The E-books are available to Arboretum members only. You can join today from anywhere and work with the Arboretum's membership office to get a temporary membership number.  For all the children's E-Books in the Arboretum Library collection click here. For the new children's E-Books with descriptions, see below.

New E-Books for Children

How You Can Help the Children's Collection


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We have a wish list of children's books we would like to add to the Arboretum Library.  Check it out!

Selected Titles From Our Wishlist!

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