Bilingual family story time starts Friday at Palmdale City Library

story time Palmdale city libraryPALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library is offering Spanish/ English bilingual family story times on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m., starting this Friday (Feb. 22).

The focus will be literacy for the entire family.

“We are thrilled to be offering a bilingual program to our community,” said Library Assistant Maria Martinez. “This is a chance for families to enjoy a story time together, have fun, and learn at the same time!”

Registration for the story times is required, and parents or caregivers can sign up their children in the library.

The new bilingual program is in addition to the story times for preschool children ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m., which began on Jan. 22.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit

  24 comments for “Bilingual family story time starts Friday at Palmdale City Library

  1. Forewarned
    February 23, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I miss the times when you came to America to be an American and assimilated by reading, writing and speaking English. Thanks to Obama and other politicians who cater to legal and illegal foreigners, we will ALL be speaking another language soon. Smh

    • Beervana
      February 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      you’re so funny. You try to give Obama credit for everything you think is crappy about America!

      • Forewarned
        February 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

        Obviously you can’t read English Beervana. I said “and other politicians”. Smh

        • Forewarned
          February 25, 2013 at 7:04 am

          How many help wanted ads state “bilingual preferred”? Enough said.

  2. ed
    February 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I do not believe the comments on this subject. Wake up people,there’s a big world out there. English may be spoken all over the world but to the rest of the world it is only one of many languages spoken. Don’t dumb down.

    • Letlow
      February 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

      AMEN Ed! I cannot believe that people are comfortable only knowing one language and are fighting to keep it that way. Fighting for their own ignorance! Broaden your horizons and live people! In many countries, knowing three are more languages is the norm. Do you want to be “those stupid Americans” forever??!!!

    • sikntired
      February 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Yeah Ed, they’d why they are dying to come to this country, because their own is so great.Time we took pride in knowing English.

    • February 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      This is AMERICA and people should be forced to learn our language, English, if they want to be Americans.

      • SpareThePropaganda
        February 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        Navjo, Apache, Cherokee, Blackfoot??? Which AMERICAN language should we all speak?

        • February 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          In case you didn’t read it above, I said English. Whatever the dispute is regarding how America became America, the fact is that English in the official language now. I say assimilate and absorb American culture or get out!

          • SpareThePropaganda
            February 23, 2013 at 8:02 am

            Actually, there is no “Official” language. It is the most common, yes, but there is no mandate. I would like to think it is up to each state to determine whether or not an “official” language be used. I think it is asinine to enforce the use of any language, or deny people their right to gather and speak any language or combination of languages they choose. No one is saying you have to learn Spanish unless you choose to. If an agency, organization, or company chooses to reach out to people who speak other languages that is their right, just as it is your right to NOT do the same.

            Why do you want the federal government to impose more restrictions or laws anyway?

          • February 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

            I wish the government would get out of the language business and stop printing ANYTHING in Spanish, Chinese, or whatever. It just discourages immigrants from becoming Americans and putting about their home countries behind them. Think about it; if you came here from some other country to live, it means that America is better than your home country. Why not embrace the USA and forget about the hell hole you came from?

        • Palmdale_Diego
          February 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

          Hey Spare, tell me where I can find a Navajo, Apache, Cherokee or Blackfoot dictionary.

          • SpareThePropaganda
            February 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm
          • sikntired
            February 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

            To “spare the prop” what you just suggested spells chaos.

          • SpareThePropaganda
            February 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm

            Chaos or individual freedom? Sure, people may get annoyed at the idea that others don’t speak the same anguage, but other than annoyance how does this negatively impact anyone’s life? Enforcing language is an overstepping of government authority. If individual schools, companies, or other organizations choose to go English-only or multi-lingual then good for them, but people should stop asking for the government to officiate or mandate anything.

        • frank rizzo
          February 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

          Those people were dominated so therfore we do not speak their language, they speak ours, please educate yourself propaganda lover.

          • Gladys
            February 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

            There are more and more people from other countries here in California and other states than ever before. Why not embrace it and make this world a better place and not be an A$$ plug? Give peace a chance (man) and only fight to defend your rights and your honor. (your= you and your family)

          • Otto
            February 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

            Great…they were embraced into the San Fernando Valley. Now it looks like little Tijuana. Isn’t it great?!!

  3. February 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Unbelievable. America is headed off a cliff, starting with California. It used to be the greatest state in the country. Now we’re publicly advocating speaking the Spanish language. Great.

    • Kullid
      February 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Yeah, next thing you know we’ll be like Canada, where currency and all labels are in English and French. Only here it’ll English and Spanish.
      How wonderful it will be…BS

  4. Palmdale_Steve
    February 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Bad idea from the get go.

    Library resources and our tax dollars should go to helping people learn to speak and read English.

    If a family wants to preserve their culture by speaking and teaching any language other that English in their own home, that’s great, but to succeed in America you have to speak and read English.

    Don’t spend my tax dollars to promote any language other than English.

    • Quigley
      February 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      RIGHT ON!!

  5. Beervana
    February 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Great idea. Good way for children and families to have both English and Spanish spoken in an informal setting.

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