Busy Bee Baby Storytimes - Ages Birth to 15mo. Enjoy 20 minutes of stories, music, puppets, rhymes, fingerplays and toy time. Feel free to bring a small blanket for baby. Sit on the floor, however, chairs are available. Stay to play and talk after storytime. What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills.
Friendly Foxes - Ages 2 to 5 years A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music geared for ages 2 to 5 will be shared! Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card! What is your preschooler learning?If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
S.T.E.A.M. Saturday Storytimes - Ages 5 to 9 years
Fun science, technology, engineering, art, & math tailored activities! Each month we will explore a new topic. Join us and see what we can create together.
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Our goal is to provide parents an opportunity to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way. Storytime sparks a child's desire for good literature and can help stretch their attention span, improve listening skills, and promote the public library as an enjoyable place where learning is fun. Talk, Play, Sing, Read, Write!
Through storytimes, we hope to:
Encourage children to become lifelong readers
Introduce the library and its services to children and families
Promote language development and provide verbal learning experiences
Promote reading aloud at home by parents and caregivers
Provide children with group activities and experiences
Share the best of children's literature and illustrations
Teach children that the library is a helpful, friendly place where they can find materials to enrich their lives
Guidelines for Parents
In order to make storytime a happy, learning time for all, we encourage parents to use this opportunity to teach children listening and cooperative skills.
Arrive on time.
Be attentive and participate in the program; help your child get the most from the sessions. Visit with friends after storytime is over.
Discuss proper behavior with your child.
We do not expect silent, rapt attention, however, if your storytime child wanders or becomes too restless, please leave the room with them so that others can enjoy storytime.
Be an active listener as your child shares the stories and activities they heard in storytime. If your child is particularly interested in a book that was read at storytime, we suggest you check it out to read at home - don't forget to bring your library card with you each week!