Storytime

Regularly scheduled library programs and story times are offered for children ages 12 months and older. All story times include age appropriate stories, fingerplays, and interactive activities. All other programs are literacy based.

An adult is required to stay with children attending Book Babies and Toddler Time. An adult bringing children to other library story times or on-going programs is required to stay in the building and may sit in if that makes the child more comfortable.

A brief description of programs with ages and dates follows. Please check with the youth services department for specific dates and times.

NEW PROGRAM STARTING IN OCTOBER…

Mothers and Others

Mondays & Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Caregivers of children age infant to 36 months are invited to drop in and socialize, while your babies explore the board books, blocks, balls and other toys available in the Story Room.  No registration.

Story Times

*No story times in August

Book Babies

Introduces babies to literature and models story-telling techniques for parents with rhymes, music, and a few simple stories.

  • Age 12 – 24 months with an adult
  • 15 – 20 minute program
  • Fall and Spring. Please check with the Youth Services Desk for specific dates
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Toddler Time

Stories, finger plays, and songs are shared during Toddler Time.

  • Age 2 with an adult
  • 20 minute program
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Story Time

Join us for stories and other interactive finger-plays designed to build early literacy skills.

  • Age 3 – 6
  • 30 minute program
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Family Story Time

Drop in story time for families.

  • Children age 2 and older
  • 20 – 30 minute program
  • 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday night
  • Pajamas are welcome

Science Programs

Science Sleuths

Hands-on science program for preschoolers.

  • Age 3 – 6
  • 10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month during the school year
  • Registration is requested

Book Discussion

Lunch Bunch

Daytime book discussion group with age appropriate literacy activities.

  • Age 3rd – 5th grade
  • Lunch available from Chapters Cafe for a small fee
  • 12:00 Noon on the first Thursday of each month during school year
  • Registration required

Magic Tree House Book Club

Enjoy the adventures of Jack and Annie with activities and a craft.

  • Age 6 – 9
  • 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month during the school year
  • Registration is requested

For more information about any of the youth programs or to register, please go to the Youth Services desk in the library or contact us by phone at 515-331-4490 or via email.