CLOSED JULY 3RD & 4TH! Our 1st Storytime was fun!



   Max would like to inform everyone that we will be CLOSED July 3rd & 4th for Independence Day weekend! We wish everyone a safe holiday!

Also, a big THANKS for those who were able to make our first storytime event at our shop! We sure had fun! We will have this event every Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. unless we have another in-store event (Bubble Fun- July 18th & one more in August!) in-store! This is a wonderful event for little ones up to 3rd grade!



Storytime with The Bookworm Lady tomorrow!




Storytime with The Bookworm Lady! Our first storytime event will begin 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.! We will read some of our favorites and is fun for toddler to 3rd grade age! We hope to see you there! This will be an on going event for the summer so please check our calendar below to see other dates for storytime and other future events will be posted here as well! 





New Store Hours Starting NOW until July 31st!





New summer hours starting NOW until July 31st!

Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

(We will be closed July 4th for Independence Day)


ALSO! Storytime THIS Saturday! Starting at 11:00 a.m.! Join us as we read some of our favorite stories! Storytime will be held in the reading section of our store. For more future dates, visit our website under the section “Notes from a Bookworm”. Hope to see you then!

Tips on How to Keep Knowledge & Learning “Fresh ” Part II

Hello Again!

    As I had promised, this is part II of the series of product suggestions and community programs available in our community to keep things “fresh”!  For most students, this week is the last week of school! This can be exciting and/or a relief to students because in their minds, summer has officially started!

 This week, we have already seen our regulars and new customers come in to begin their quest in finding the right materials for their child(ren) to keep busy yet educational over the summer. The Bookworm enjoys being part of your summer and hearing how the products we carry has helped at home!  To add to my previous list (from my last post), here are some more suggestions of new products that are sure to make learning fun! 



These magnetic poetry kits are wonderful for home or on- the-go! Already contained in  a travel friendly side metal box, 500 magnetized words & word fragments are ready to  go! There are endless possibilities and funny sentences or even stories that have yet to  be created! We carry multiple themes of magnetic poetry kits and for example as shown  above, this is great for students learning or mastering Spanish! This can help master  new vocabulary and review sentence structure in the Spanish language! Even if your  child is fluent, this can also be great way to simply be creative in writing! Another fun tip  whether using the Spanish or English series, use a timer  for 30 seconds or longer depending on student’s age and see how imaginative one can get!



spacevoyageOur educational games cover a wide variety of subjects and topics! From reading comprehension concepts such as “context clues” or learning fractions using pizza slices, our selection is worth a look. If you happen to have your child’s report card and noticed certain areas that were in need of review, using educational games can be another way to build up those skills! Your child may even find this as a nice reprieve from their workbooks.



    Have you visited our science section lately? This corner in our shop can give  you some hands on fun and some kits are even meant to enjoy the  fresh  outdoors! 



   I will always have an infinite love for posters because they are inexpensive and full of color making it appealing to little eyes. I recently bought some posters myself to put on the wall in my daughter’s room. Although she’s a year and a half, I find these posters like the alphabet poster as a great way for me to start encouraging her to learn aside from our regular reading.  I interact with her by putting the poster to her reaching height so she can touch the poster and can sing to her while I point to the “A-B-Cs.” Already, I at times find her going on her own pointing to the letters and images that accompany each letter. It’s pretty remarkable how even these posters have already made an impression on her!

From alphabet to solar system, you will be surprised by our poster selection! Learning off the wall can be fun and easy on the wallet. 





   Starting June 27th! We will have story time with The Bookworm Lady starting at 11:00 a.m. in our reading section every Saturday for the summer! We will have this event for these following Saturdays: June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 1st, and August 15th! All other dates, we will have other in-store events so be sure to visit our website or follow us on Facebook for more information & times. 



The Bookworm is a huge advocate for programs like Inventor’s Lab and we  love spreading the news about this educational resource in Vallejo (a satellite  from The Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley) available to students and  families! They make science fun and we enjoy it when they visit us! Be sure to  visit their website to find more information about their events or where they  plan on visiting! Who knows, you might happen to see on their site about their plans to visit us on August 9th!! 🙂

I hope everyone has found these suggestions and tips helpful. If you are ever in need of other advice to help find materials appropriate for your child, drop by and we will be happy to help.

Have a great summer!