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Storytime

Moms and babies in storytime.

Library storytime programs prepare your child to read and succeed! Your child will learn and practice pre-reading skills, develop an increased attention span, and nurture a lifelong love of reading! Early literacy skills include: print motivation, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, print awareness, and letter knowledge.

Check your local branch's storytime calendar for the current schedule:


Storytime & More - April 2018

Central Branch       East Branch       North Branch       Northwest Branch       West Branch


Storytime & More - May 2018

Central Branch       East Branch       North Branch       Northwest Branch       West Branch


SENSORY STORYTIME (Special Needs Storytime) Calendar (2018)

Sensory Storytimes are special needs-friendly, relaxed, and interactive. These programs are designed to increase your child's comfort level with the library environment. Children of all ages and their families are welcome.


Storytime Descriptions & Age Levels:

Please check the monthly calendars above for days & times.

Art Starts (45 minute program, geared toward ages 0-4 with adult) – Especially designed for the littlest artists, Art Starts features “free play” with art materials after a short, early literacy skills-based storytime. Art may be messy!

ArtVentures (45 minute program for ages 3-7 with adult) Especially designed for budding artists, each ArtVentures session allows children to explore a different artistic process or technique. Art may be messy!

Bedtime Stories (30 minute program, all ages with adult) – Get ready for bed with stories, music, and activities incorporating early literacy skills.

Chess Club (1 hour program for elementary, middle and high school students) – Play chess with other kids! Practice your strategy and moves. Learn from each other and from teen volunteers. There will be no formal instruction.

Lego Club (for children ages 5 & up) – Calling all Lego Builders! Build your own Lego creation, or collaborate with new friends. Legos provided.

Library Explorers Club (45 minute program for ages 5+) – Explore science, art, and stories. Especially designed for school-age children to imagine, create, discover, and experiment!

Mother Goose on the Loose (20 minute program for children birth to 18 months with adult) – Join us for the nationally recognized Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program. Enjoy interacting with your wee one as you hear stories, learn nursery rhymes and finger plays, sing, move with scarves, and shake bells.

Preschool Storytime (30 minute program for children 3-5 years old with adult) – Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills.

Sensory Storytime (45 minute program, children of all ages and their families are welcome) – A special needs-friendly program for kids and families. These programs are relaxed and interactive, designed to increase your child's comfort level with the library environment.

Soundsational Storytime (30 minute program geared toward ages 3-7 with adult)  – Storytime fun for the entire family - books, puppets, crafts, and plenty of MUSIC!

Toddler Time (20 minute program for children 18 months to age 3 with adult) – Stories, songs, puppets and finger plays just for toddlers, while introducing Early Literacy concepts for parents and caregivers.

Viva Español (30 minute program for all ages with adult) – Spanish immersion storytime for children, using fun games, songs, stories, and puppets.

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