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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
3D Printing & Modeling for Ages 9-12 Print your very own 3D object based on a model you create yourself! Learn how to use TinkerCAD to customize your object. No TinkerCAD account is required. Children ages 9-12 Program length varies
Art Starts For the littlest artists! This program features free play with art materials after a short, early literacy skills based storytime. Children 0–4 years old with adult 45 minutes
Bilingual Storytime / Cuentos Bilingüe Featuring stories, rhymes, and songs in both English and Spanish! We’ll practice letters, numbers, and colors in both languages in ways that incorporate music, movement, and lots of fun! / ¡Presentando cuentos, rimas y canciones en ambos Inglés y Español! ¡Practicaremos letras, números y colores en ambos idiomas, incorporando música, movimiento y mucha diversión! Children ages 2-5 with adult (families welcome) 30 minutes
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+ 60 minutes
Library Explorers Explore science, art, and stories. Especially designed for school-age children to imagine, create, discover, and experiment! Children ages 5+ 45 minutes
Lullaby Storytime Get ready for bed with stories, music, and activities incorporating early literacy skills. Children ages 0-5 with adult (families welcome) 30 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
Saturday Family Storytime Practicing early literacy and pre-reading skills is fun with stories, songs, and fingerplays! Children ages 0-5 with adult (families welcome) 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
We ❤ Art! Each session features the work of a different artist from the past or present. Learn about an artist’s unique style, then create your own awesome art inspired by their creative techniques! Children ages 5-12 (adult needs to remain in the room with children under 8) 60 minutes