Story Time

About

Story Time develops important pre-literacy skills including vocabulary, print awareness, narrative skills, print motivation, phonological awareness, and letter knowledge. Our programs combine these tools with the Five Simple Practices: talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing.

Fall Story Time Sessions 1 runs from September 11 – October 23
Registration is required unless noted and begins Friday, August 11

Fall Story Time Session 2 runs from October 30 – December 9
Registration is required unless noted and begins Saturday, September 30

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Current Programs

Lapsit (registration required)
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Birth – 10 months with caregiver.
Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and a simple story or two.
Limited to 10 babies, meets in the Laurel Lake Room.

Babytime (registration required)
Mon.-Thurs. at 11:00 a.m.
6-24 months with a caregiver.
Enjoy simple stories, rhymes and songs.

Tales for Twos (registration required)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Age 2 with a caregiver.
We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes and more!

Totally Threes (registration required)
Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Stories and fun for threes and their caregivers.

My Time for Fours & Fives (registration required)
Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Stories and more for children ages 4-5 years.

FAMILY EVENTS

Drop-In Story Time
Recommended for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
Mondays 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
All ages – family event
Enjoy stories and songs.

Drop-In Pajama Story Time
First and Third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
All ages – family event.
Come in your pajamas & bring a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we just drop in at any time?
    Our story times are carefully designed to provide your child with continuity and structure, so we ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time.Can we bring food, drinks, or toys?
    We don’t recommend opening snacks or bringing toys into the room. This can be distracting.

    Is my child required to participate?
    We encourage all children to participate. Regular attendance will help them become more familiar with the routine and feel more comfortable
    joining in.

    Am I required to participate?
    Parent participation is key in Babytime, Tales for Twos, and Totally Threes. Your participation
    encourages your child’s, and helps in literacy
    development. (Please silence cell phones and
    refrain from socializing until afterwards.)

  • Does my child need to stay next to me the whole time?
    No, our story times are filled with movement and music, and children are encouraged to
    actively participate. That said, if your child is very unsettled or distressed, exiting the room can give them the time they need to settle down without disturbing others. You are always welcome to return!