Kids Page

Early Literacy & Storytimes

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We often call them "storytimes," but our Growing Readers programs include even more than stories! 

Growing Readers programs are tailored to specific developmental stages: birth to 18 months, 18 months to age 3, and ages 3-5. Your child will learn and practice pre-reading skills, develop an increased vocabulary & attention span, and nurture a lifelong love of reading!

The Library also offers fun enrichment programs for school-age children that promote literacy, STEM skills, and creativity.

October 2020 - Library Children's Programs on Zoom

November 2020 Children's Programs on Zoom

No "in person" story programs or youth activities are currently being offered, but in addition to Zoom Storytimes, check out the Library's YouTube page for stories, rhymes, and songs with your SCPL Youth Services Librarians!

Caregivers with little ones in storytime

Children's Programs: Descriptions & Age Levels

Please check the monthly calendars above for days & times.

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+) – Calling all Lego Builders! Build your own Lego creation, or collaborate with new friends. Legos provided.

Library Explorers (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.