Welcome to storytime! Storytime at the library always includes age appropriate activities designed to engage children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn new skills. Even at the youngest ages, time spent reading, singing, playing, and talking helps children develop the skills they’ll need later when they’re ready to read.
Older or younger siblings are welcome to participate in our age-specific storytimes, and we also offer an all-ages storytime. We hope that everyone enjoys their time in the program.
For children from birth to 2 years old. Each program lasts about 20 minutes.
At baby lapsits, you and your child will sing, play games, discover new rhymes, and read fun books. Because babies learn by practicing activities over and over again, our lapsits always include plenty of repetition to help create new brain pathways for language and literacy.
For children from 2-3.5 years old. Each program lasts about 30 minutes.
At toddler storytimes, you and your child will sing, wiggle around, learn new rhymes, and read fun books. Storytime can help encourage an increased attention span, and every class is a chance to practice skills like sitting, listening, and following along.
For children from 3.5-5 years old. Each program lasts about 30 minutes.
At preschool storytimes, your child will enjoy great stories, songs, and some rhymes. Each class is a chance to practice kindergarten readiness skills like listening during stories, making predictions, and following directions. Some preschoolers love their caregivers’ participation, and others don’t. Grown ups can join in or step back, as needed.
For children of all ages. Each program lasts about 30 minutes.
This large weekly storytime is led by two librarians and features an energetic array of stories, songs, and activities for all ages of young children. This storytime is fun for everyone and is an especially good option for families with several children in different age groups.