Storytimes

Helping your child adjust to Storytime

Storytime should be an enjoyable experience. So as not to distract the other children, programs will start promptly at the scheduled time. Doors will remain closed five minutes after the start of the program. Explain to your child beforehand what to expect and how to behave during a program. Help out during storytime by modeling that behavior. If your child starts crying or acting out, it’s absolutely okay to leave in the middle of an activity and bring your child back after she/he calms down. Actually, we prefer it. It is also alright to try again next week or even next month. We want this to be a positive experience for your child and all children.

Baby Bounce

A storytime for babies Newborn to 18 months
A caregiver is required to attend this program with the baby. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. This fifteen-minute program is followed by thirty minutes of play and socializing. Baby Bounce is an early literacy program for babies designed to help them develop language and cognitive skills that start them on the road to reading.

 

Wiggles and Walkers

This is a storytime for babies Newborn to 36 months.
This program requires a caregiver to participate with the babies. Wiggles & Walkers is an interactive early literacy program full of fun activities such as sharing books, dancing, singing, nursery rhymes, and bubbles. This program is designed to promote early literacy, language development, and a love of books for children.

 

Tiny Tots

Storytime for babies 19 months to 36 months.
This program is designed for a caregiver to accompany the baby. Tiny Tots is an interactive early literacy storytime for toddlers and their caregiver. We will share books, learn nursery rhymes, sing, and dance. Following the storytime the children will make an easy craft to take home.

 

Toddler Time

Storytime for babies 19 months to 36 months.
This program is designed for a caregiver to accompany the baby. Children will listen to stories, play color and number recognition games, sing songs, enjoy finger plays and flannel board activities followed by a craft.

 

Painter’s Palette

This program is created for children 19 months to 5 years.
Skills developed throughout the program include color recognition, fine motor skills, and social skills. Children and their caregivers are invited to an interactive story time including singing songs, listening to stories and music, flannel board activities, and enjoying the parachute. Shakers, ribbons, and music instruments accompany age appropriate music. This event ends with the children making a hand-painted craft to take home with them.

 

Jammin’ in Your Jammies

This storytime is geared toward children ages newborn to 5 years.
Come shake your sillies out in this evening storytime for families. Join us in your favorite PJs and be ready for fun at this special storytime.

 

On My Own Preschool Storytime

This storytime is geared toward older preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 years.
Prepare your child for independent social interaction as they attend this dynamic storytime on their own. Adult caregivers must remain in Childrens Department.

 

Walk-in Family Storytime

This is an interactive walk-in storytime that is designed for 2-5 year olds, but we will welcome any child from newborn to 5th grade. This storytime features short picture books, songs, flannel boards, rhymes, and lots of movement!

 

All About Animals

This event is geared toward children ages 3-5.
This is a storytime featuring a different animal every program that will highlight learning and fun facts about the animals, as well as stories and crafts.

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Sign-up Procedures

Programs and events are free and open to all, but space is limited. Please review our sign-up procedures:

  • The majority of our programs require registration. See the online or print calendar for more information.
  • Children must meet the age requirement on the day of activity.
  • Registration begins on the first of the month and includes the first week of the following month. For example, on February 1 you can register for activities scheduled through March 7.
  • If for any reason the library is closed on the 1st of the month, sign-up begins on the second day of the month.
  • You can register online (recommended), by phone, or in person.
  • Please contact us if you have to cancel, so we can move children off the waitlist.
  • When registering for a performance please include everyone in your group including infants and adults.

Let us know if you have any questions.

-The Children’s Department Staff-