StoryTime gives young children and their caregivers fun opportunities to share stories, music, and movement. This 10-week program is offered twice a year in the spring and fall. The Spring 2017 session began on Wednesday, March 15. A full schedule for the program is available below.
- StoryTime includes stories, songs, crafts, and snacks that follow a chosen theme.
- Each one-hour program begins at 11:00 AM.
- We offer the same Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday.
- There are no age restrictions. However, all children must be accompanied by an adult to take part.
- To view StoryTime activities from previous sessions, please visit our Past StoryTimes page.
Spring 2017 Schedule
StoryTime at Home: Talk, sing, read, write, play
Help prepare young children to be readers with these five simple activities that are fun yet powerful ways to encourage early learning.
- Talk together. Children learn about language by listening and joining in the conversation. Talk as you play and choose books that interest your children to talk about!
- Sing together. Fingerplays, rhymes and songs slow down language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words. Ask a librarian to help you find familiar or new songs to sing together.
- Read together. Shared reading gets children ready to read. Kids who are read to are more likely to enjoy reading themselves.
- Write together. Encourage your children to write or draw. A first step to writing is to stimulate small motor muscle control with toys and art supplies.
- Play together. Children learn language by interacting with others and also with their physical surroundings. See how libraries encourage play within our spaces.