Libraries, Bookstores, &

Other Resources

The Brentwood public library is located near downtown, adjacent to the city park and in the same area as the city hall. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday. The library has  reading programs for all ages - younger kids from birth to 5 years old, school-aged kids, teens, and adults. All programs are free!

The Oakley public library is located in the Freedom High School Complex. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Learn more about the Oakley public library here.


The Antioch public library at 501 W. 18th Street is open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Here is the link for more information on Antioch library's programs and events.


For a list and map of all the library locations in Contra Costa County, you can go to


Another great resource in the area is the Delta First 5 Center in downtown Brentwood.  The center provides free programs and services that help make a difference in the most critical years of a child's brain development, ages 0 through 5. The programs are developed to promote early childhood development, school readiness, healthy parent-child relationships, and positive parenting practices. Read our feature article on the Delta First 5 Center here.


Bookstores and More!


Barnes and Noble on Slatten Ranch Shopping Center on Lone Tree Way in Antioch is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.


It has a huge section for kids, which includes a Thomas the train set and a reading area. They also offer storytime events for pre-school kids (3-6 years) and beginning readers (5-8 years). Check the link to this particular store for the event schedule.

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