Join us for Story Time! Kids and families can enjoy stories, music and movement while building early literacy and social skills.
No registration required! Stop at the Children’s Desk to pick up a free ticket before each program.
Early learning starts now. Choose which story time fits your families’ needs from the options below.
Baby Story Time
Ages: Newborn to 24 months (with caregiver)
Times: Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and repeated from 10 to 10:20 a.m.
An interactive story time focusing on the three "R's" Rhythm, Rhyme and Repetition. Baby sign language and research on social emotional growth and brain development are included in a lively and fun atmosphere. Includes time for adults to socialize and babies to play.
Toddler Story Time
Ages: 21 months to 35 months (with caregiver)
Times: Mondays 10 - 10:30 a.m. & Mondays 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. & Wednesdays 10 - 10:30 a.m.
This 25-30 minute program includes age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays that help toddlers develop skills in oral language, listening and motor development while fostering a love of reading and books.
Preschool Story Time
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Times: Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. OR Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Preschoolers will develop early literacy skills, self-confidence, and curiosity through fun stories and activities. We ask children to attend without their caregivers to help develop a sense of independence that will be needed as they start school.
Family Story Time
Ages: All ages
Times: Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Join us for a wonderful shared experience for the whole family. Age appropriate activities are presented in three segments from younger to older in order to meet the developmental needs of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Transitions are built in so younger children can take a break if necessary.
Family Early Literacy Time
Ages: All ages but with an emphasis on newborns - Prekindergarten
Date: April 22
Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
This story time includes books, fingerplays and songs focusing on an early literacy topic, followed by a craft and time to practice fun play activities families can do at home to build early literacy skills.
Story Time at Paul Derda Rec Center
Time: 11:40 a.m.
When: Third Friday of each month
Stick around for Story Time for families with children of all ages. Drop in (registration not necessary). Downstairs by the fireplace.
*Facility fees may apply
Ready Rosie is a free resource the library offers to parents and caregivers so you can help your child develop pre-reading skills similar to the ones we are building in story time. Watch the videos with your child and then do the activities together with things you already have on hand at home or on the go. Watch this video in English or Spanish to learn more. Click here to sign up for your free account with your library card number.