Storytimes help parents foster a lifelong love of books and reading in their children. Storytime is not only fun for children, but also informative and engaging for the parents who attend with them. Different storytimes focus on different age groups, but every storytime helps children and parents bond by participating in healthy, enriching activities together.

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.
Click here for a printable view of the current storytime schedule: PDF iconStorytime ScheduleFALL19.pdf
Description

Bouncing Babies Storytime focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. This lap-sit storytime will introduce a love for books by using song, movement, and rhyme. The program will help improve motor, sensory, and social skills with calm, caregiver and baby play time. Storytimes include useful baby sign language, as well as literacy tips and activities to do with a baby during their specific daily routines: bath time, bedtime, mealtime, out and about, and play time.

Locations and Times
Weekly @ 11:15 a.m.

TUESDAYS @ Downtown Library
WEDNESDAYS @ Woodland West Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Southeast Branch
THURSDAYS @ Southwest Branch

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.

Description

Toddler Time taps into the boundless energy of your toddler. This storytime program will engage your children with short stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will be learning sounds, letter recognition, and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers all while having fun.

Times and Locations

Weekly @ 10:15 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS @ Woodland West Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Southeast Branch

 

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.

Description

Your pre-readers will improve literacy skills that they need for their upcoming kindergarten year. This Storytime features longer books which are accompanied by a variety of activities, including puppetry, dramatics, simple crafts, and flannel boards.

Times and Locations

Weekly @10:30 a.m.

THURSDAYS @ Woodland West Branch for Science Storytime
THURSDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
FRIDAYS @ Southeast Branch

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.

Description/Descripción

Spanish Storytime focuses on parent-child interaction. This program uses a wide variety of activities designed to help toddlers and preschoolers with dual language acquisition and pre-literacy skills, all while being fun and engaging. Parents will be introduced to effective tools to entertain, interact, comfort, and observe their children

There are no storytimes during the months of May, August, and December.


Una historia bilingüe se centra en la interacción entre padres e hijos. Este programa utiliza una amplia variedad de actividades diseñadas para ayudar a los niños pequeños de edad preescolar con adquisición de lenguaje dual y habilidades de pre-alfabetización, al mismo tiempo son divertidas y atractivas. A los padres se les presentarán herramientas efectivas para entretener, interactuar, confortar y observar a sus hijos.

Durante los meses de mayo, agosto y diciembre no se ofrecerán historias bilingües.

Times and Locations/horarios y lugares

Weekly/Semanal @ 10:30 a.m.

MONDAY/LUNES @ East Arlington Branch

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December./ Durante los meses de mayo, agosto y diciembre no se ofrecerán historias bilingües

Description

Born to Stand Out is a “choose your own adventure” type of storytime for all ages and abilities. A storytime with songs, movement, activities, and stories will be presented, including sensory friendly activities. Participants will have the freedom throughout the program to participate in storytime and explore the various sensory centers that focus on storytelling, play and more. In addition, we hope that this will be a good opportunity to learn from our special need community, as well as provide a fun and comfortable environment for parents of children with special needs to get together and share their experiences.

Time and Location

Thursdays @ 11:30 a.m.
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.

Description

Family storytime is appropriate for your whole family, with books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and more! This Storytime helps reinforce a lifelong love of learning in children as well as offers parents, caregivers, and children reading techniques and new ideas about how to fully engage with reading.

Time and Location

Tuesdays @ Downtown Library @ 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Tuesdays @ Northeast Branch @ 10:15 a.m.

 

Thursday @ Southwest Branch @ 10:15 a.m.

 

 

Saturdays @ Downtown Library @ 10:30 a.m

 

 

 

 

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.