Storytimes

Early Learners

Children start to develop early literacy skills beginning at birth, and reading together with children continues to be one of the most powerful ways to develop early literacy skills. Join us for energetic, engaging, and fun storytimes that will facilitate early literacy experiences and give you ideas for new ways to engage your child in early literacy practices.

Upcoming Storytimes

Babies & Toddlers

Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:00 pm starting September 7. A playgroup storytime for babies up to 14 months and their grown-ups! Join your children’s librarians for stories, songs, play, and Very Important Fun with other babies and caregivers!

Registration details on our online calendar.

Tuesdays @ 9:30 OR 10:15 am starting September 14. This weekly storytime is designed to jump-start early literacy skills for “wobblers” and toddlers from 15 to 36 months.

No registration is necessary, but attendance is limited to 40 people. Please pick up free tickets from a Children’s Librarian the morning of the program, starting at 9:00 AM when the library opens.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

Fridays @ 9:30 OR 10:15 am starting September 17. Hand, hand, finger, thumb; pointing, clapping, tickling fun–join us for fingerplays, stories, and more! Friday Family Fun Time is fun for the whole family, but especially those ages 0-5.

No registration is necessary, but attendance is limited to 40 people. Please pick up free tickets from a Children’s Librarian the morning of the program, starting at 9:00 AM when the library opens.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

Preschoolers

One Wednesday a month @ 10:30-11:30 am starting September 15. Join your Children’s Librarians for some hands-on, motor skills-learning art! We’ll rock to some music, make some fun artwork, and practice important skills that we’ll use in preschool. This program is for children ages 2-4.

Dates and registration details on our online calendar.

Thursdays @ 1:30-2:15, September 16-October 21. Get ready for kindergarten in this group-based, 6-week storytime series! Your children’s librarians will combine engaging activities with favorite books for preschoolers entering kindergarten in Fall 2022.

Register at on our online calendar.

Fridays @ 9:30 OR 10:15 am starting September 17. Hand, hand, finger, thumb; pointing, clapping, tickling fun–join us for fingerplays, stories, and more! Friday Family Fun Time is fun for the whole family, but especially those ages 0-5.

No registration is necessary, but attendance is limited to 40 people. Please pick up free tickets from a Children’s Librarian the morning of the program, starting at 9:00 AM when the library opens.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

More Early Learning Fun!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Can YOU read 1,000 books before Kindergarten? We know you can! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is our new early literary initiative designed to jump start skills and begin a lifetime of learning and fun!

Learn more
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