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Fall Storytimes

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Registration for storytimes begins on Monday, September 8 at 9:30 AM. Patrons can either register online at home, from the office, or in the Library. Each child will need his or her own library card to register. Non-residents may register beginning Monday, September 22 at 9:30 AM.

The Library does several different storytimes each season, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for your child. These programs are designed for specific age ranges, with age-appropriate materials, in order to maximize the children’s enjoyment and develop their listening and comprehension skills. It is important that your child be put in the correct program for their age and maturity level, in order to get the most out of it. Children can be signed up for only one session in order to accommodate as many children as possible. Special-needs children are welcome with an adult.

Please arrive promptly for storytime. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

For more information, look in the Children’s Room for our fall flyers or ask a Children’s Librarian.

Lapsit Storytime

"Lapsit Storytime" is a storytime for children ages 6 months - 17 months with a parent or caregiver, featuring board books, rhymes, stories, and music. This is a 20 minute program and encourages parent-and-child participation and interaction.

Sign up is for one session.

Session I: Born April 2013 – March 2014

Tuesdays at 9:45 AM: Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21.

Session II: Born May 2013 – April 2014

Tuesdays at 9:45 AM: Oct. 28; Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 (no Nov. 4, 11)

Mother Goose Storytime

Children ages 18 months - 29 months and an adult caregiver can join our "Mother Goose" storytime. This is a 30 minute introduction to storytime, featuring a few simple, brief stories, rhymes, flannel stories, finger plays, and music. The focus is on parent-and-child interaction and participation.

Sign up is for one session.

Session I: Born May 2012 - March 2013

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM: Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21 (no Oct. 14)

Session II: Born May 2012 - April 2013

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM: Oct. 28, Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9 (no Nov. 4, 11)  

You and Your Toddler Storytime

The theme of adult and child enjoying stories together continues in the 30 minute "You and Your Toddler" program, for children ages 2½-3½ (born April 2011 - April 2012) with a parent or adult caregiver. Children will enjoy several books, along with flannel stories, songs, rhymes, and a short, book-based film.

Sign up for one session.

Mondays at 11:15 AM: Oct. 6 - Dec. 1 (except Oct. 13)

Tuesdays at 11:15 AM: Oct. 7 - Dec. 2 (except Nov. 4, 11)

Little Listeners

Once children are a little older, they may be able to participate in storytime independently. "Little Listeners" is a 30 minute program for children ages 3-5 (born Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011), who have not entered Kindergarten yet. This is their first independent storytime experience. The stories are longer and more complex, better suited to their greater comprehension skills and attention span. There are still fun songs and movement activities, and flannel stories as well.

Sign up for one session.

Mondays at 1:30 PM: Oct. 6 - Dec. 1 (except Oct. 13) or 

Tuesdays at 1:30 PM: Oct. 7 - Dec. 2 (except Nov. 4, 11) or

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM: Oct. 8 - Dec. 3 (except Nov. 26) or 

Thursdays at 1:30 PM: Oct. 2 - Dec. 4 (except Oct. 9, 30; Nov. 27)

Pajama Storytime

A "Pajama Storytime" for independent listeners ages 3-6. This program is 30 minutes and is similar in content to "Little Listeners," but provides a nighttime alternative for busy children and working parents or those who like to hear some good bedtime stories.

Sign up beginning September 8 at 9:30 AM.

Thursdays at 7:30 PM: Oct. 2 - Dec. 4 (except Oct. 9, 30 & Nov. 27)

Kindergarten Storytime

The Children’s Department has a number of programs for elementary-school children, in addition to preschoolers. There Kindergarten storytime features folktales from around the world. Kindergarteners will have the opportunity to become familiar with these entertaining stories told to so many children throughout the world. They also see a book-based movie and do a simple craft. the Kindergarten storytimes are 45 minutes.

Sign up for one session.

Tuesdays at 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: Oct. 7 - Dec. 2 (except Nov. 4, 11)

First-Grade Storytime

This storytime for children presently enrolled in First Grade features the very best in picture books and stories in a variety of formats, and concludes with a book-based movie and a fun craft. The First Grade storytimes are 45 minutes.

Sign up beginning September 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Mondays at 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: Oct. 6 - Dec. 1 (except Oct. 13)

 

Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM