Storytime 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.
Due to the Coronavirus, most of our storytimes will be virtual and held live over Zoom. Registration with an email is required to obtain the zoom link for that session. We ask that you only register each child for one storytime per week.
Mondays will be live and in-person on the library lawn. Registration is required and space is limited.
Our Summer Storytime Session runs from June 14th to August 5th.
Storytime for Everyone
Storytime is for everyone! Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us with their caregivers. Mondays will be live and in-person at the library! We will sing songs, learn some rhymes, and read lots of books! This 8-week session starts on June 14 and goes until August 5. Registration is required. (Bring a blanket, towel, or mat to sit on.)
Welcome back to Babytime! Babies 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for a special weekly storytime just for babies! We will sing songs, learn some rhymes, and enjoy books together! This 8-week session starts on June 14 and goes until August 5. Registration is required. (Bring a blanket, towel, or mat to sit on.)
Storytime for Everyone
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Storytime is for everyone! Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us over Zoom with their caregivers. We will sing songs, learn some rhymes and read lots of books! This 8 week session starts on June 14th and goes until August 5th. Registration Required.
Where will the In-Person Storytimes take place?
In-Person Storytime will be held in the Flood Room.
Are masks required in order to attend the In-Person Storytimes?
Masks are encouraged (though not required), and social distancing will be required.
All in-person storytimes have required registration and limited attendance. You must register in advance. Please arrive on time and ready to participate with your child!
What will I need at home to attend Virtual Storytimes?
You will need internet connection and a device that can run Zoom. Click here for more information on joining Zoom meetings.
How will I get my Zoom link?
You will receive it twice – first in the confirmation email after you register, and again in a reminder email. One Zoom invitation will work for all 12 weeks of Storytime. If you need assistance, please call us at 330-853-6658 or email email@example.com.
What can I expect from the Virtual Storytime?
Our Storytimes will be presented live by our outstanding librarians. They include books, songs and rhymes, and last 20-30 minutes.
Does my child have to be on camera? Do I?
All of our Storytimes require a care-giver’s participation, but you do not have to have your camera on.
Will the Storytimes be recorded in case I miss one?
We will not be recording Zoom Storytimes.
Can I log in late to the Zoom meeting or leave early?
Technically, you can log in late, but we strongly suggest arriving 5 minutes early. Our Storytimes are carefully designed to provide your child with continuity and structure. If you need to leave early, simply click the “leave” button, and we will hope to see you the next time!