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.

Spring Story Time Session runs from April 3 – April 29
Registration is required unless noted and begins Friday, March 3

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Current Programs

Lapsit (registration required)
Thursdays 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, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Stories and fun for threes and their caregivers.

My Time for Fours & Fives (registration required)
Mondays at 1:30 p.m., Thursdays 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. (meets in the South Meeting Room)
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.

Sensory Story Time (registration required)
Sunday April 30, at 1:00 p.m.
For children ages 3-7 with special needs and their caregivers.
Enjoy stories and activities designed for young children on the autism spectrum and those who are sensitive to sensory overload, and would prefer a small, adapted story time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we just drop in at any time?
    Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to take care of necessities (bathroom visits, finding name tags, etc.).
  • Can we bring food, drinks or toys?
    We don’t recommend opening snacks or bringing toys from home. 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 and Tales for Twos and Threes. When you join in for songs and rhymes, 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?
    While we know it’s impossible to keep a young child still for very long, we also need the focus to be on the program/presenter. If your child is very unsettled or distressed, exiting the room can give them “time out” to settle down without disturbing others. You’re always welcome to return!