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San Benito County Free Library (SBCFL) and First 5 of San Benito now offer a bilingual story hour on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Kids and parents can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts in Spanish and English at the library.

The storytime adventure begins in the multipurpose room. Questions about this family program can be answered by visiting the library at 470 5th St., in Hollister, calling the library at 831-636-4107, or contacting the library online at
This new story hour is a welcome addition to SBCFL’s expanding library programs and services, which include Story Time/Stay & Play on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m, Homework Club for grades 1-5 at 3:30 pm, passport processing service available by appointment, special movie and craft days, free one-on-one technology tutorials, and ongoing adult literacy and bookmobile services. Additional information on these programs and services can be found at the library or on the library website at

About San Benito County Free Library
The San Benito County Free Library (SBCFL), located in Central California 50 miles southeast of Silicon Valley, serves over 55,000 residents in the county of San Benito. The main library branch is located at 470 Fifth Street in Hollister, and the Bookmobile, its mobile branch, travels throughout the county. The SBCFL strives to build an information and culturally-rich, healthy, and economically vibrant community, where residents are inspired to imagine and prepare for the future together. For more information, visit

About First 5 of San Benito
First 5 of San Benito (First 5), located at 1011 Line Street, Suite 10, in Hollister, strives to engage in collaborative and county wide planning and quality assurance efforts to provide children, prenatal to five years of age, with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. These efforts will prepare children to enter school in good health, emotionally well developed and ready and able to learn. For more information, call 831-634-2046 or visit