Musical Story Time with the Berkeley Public Library Story Time Band

Children’s event featuring live music, movement activities, and read-aloud stories for children. Group Bio Ten years ago Berkeley Public Library Children’s Librarian Michael Kwende, known to Berkeley youth as Mr. Michael, and retired librarian and guitarist Tim Campbell, began offering musical story time events at the Claremont Branch Library located in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood. Their events soon became so popular that they outgrew the library’s programming space, requiring them to locate a larger venue to accommodate their audiences; that place became Berkeley’s Bateman Mall park. Soon after, musicians and library staff members Juan Castille and Donovan Russell joined the effort and the Story Time Band was born. The band has since performed at parks throughout the city where 100+ people attend their weekly events. Over the years they have also performed at many elementary school classes and libraries in the Berkeley Unified School District.

Ages 2-6 with a caregiver

For questions about this series, please call (510) 981-6280.