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.

Mom and toddler daughter attending a virtual library program on the laptop

In-Library Programs:

Check out the Library's YouTube page for stories, rhymes, and songs with your Seminole County Public Library (SCPL) Youth Services Librarians!

Program Name Program Description Age Group Program Length
Chess Club Play chess with other kids! Practice your strategy and moves. Learn from each other and from teen volunteers. There will be no formal instruction. Elementary, Middle and High School students 60 minutes
Lego Club Calling all Lego Builders! Build your own Lego creation, or collaborate with new friends. Legos provided. Children ages 5+ Unspecified
Library Explorers Explore science, art, and stories. Especially designed for school-age children to imagine, create, discover, and experiment! Children ages 5+ 45 minutes
Mother Goose on the Loose 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. Children birth to 18 months with adult 20 minutes
Preschool Storytime Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills. Children 3–5 years old with adult 30 minutes
Sensory Storytime 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. Children of all ages and their families are welcome 45 minutes
Soundsational Storytime Storytime fun for the entire family - books, puppets, crafts, and plenty of MUSIC! Ages 3-7 with adult 30 minutes
Toddler Time Stories, songs, puppets and finger plays just for toddlers, while introducing Early Literacy concepts for parents and caregivers. Children 18 months to age 3 with adult 20 minutes