Storytimes

Early Learners

For the most up to date Storytime information, please see our online event calendar.

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

Thursdays @ 9:00 am, June 30 thru August 11. Join Miss Megan for stories, songs, and outdoor fun at parks and greenspaces all over Reading! Weather permitting, we will meet at a different place each week so watch the library’s online calendar and social media (Facebook, Instagram) for all the details!

This program is part of the Reading Public Library’s summer reading initiative “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” and is sponsored by the Friends of the Reading Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

Preschoolers

Thursdays @ 9:00 am, June 30 thru August 11. Join Miss Megan for stories, songs, and outdoor fun at parks and greenspaces all over Reading! Weather permitting, we will meet at a different place each week so watch the library’s online calendar and social media (Facebook, Instagram) for all the details!

This program is part of the Reading Public Library’s summer reading initiative “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” and is sponsored by the Friends of the Reading Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

Saturday June 11 @ 10 am. This program is designed for children ages 4-8 with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. If your child has difficulty with our other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and art activities with visual supports might be just what you are looking for. Please contact librarian Ashley Waring with any questions about the program.

Registration is not necessary, but space is limited. Please pick up a ticket from the Children’s Room desk the day of the program.

See all dates at our online calendar.

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