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 recommended by the Every Child Ready to Read Organization: talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing.

Our Spring Story Time session runs from March 18 to May 11.

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Current Programs

Lapsit (registration required)
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Birth – 10 months with caregiver.
Learn rhymes and songs to share with your baby, and meet other caregivers. This story time will be held in the Laurel Lake Room.

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

Tales for Twos (registration required)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Age 2 with a caregiver.
toddlers begin to socialize with rhymes, stories, and music.

Totally Threes (registration required)
Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Age 3 with a caregiver.
Active and fun participation with a variety of books, music and movement..

My Time for Fours & Fives (registration required)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Books, crafts, and discovery for independent 4 & 5 year olds. Caregivers must remain in the library.

FAMILY EVENTS

Drop-In  Family Story Time
Mondays at 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Young children of all age and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, songs and stories together.

Drop-In Pajama Story Time
First Thursday 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?
    No food is permitted anywhere in our children’s area and drinks must be covered. We don’t recommend bringing toys into the room, as it can be distracting.
  • Is my child required to participate?
    We encourage all children to participate but don’t require it. 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. We ask that you 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!