Winter / Spring Storytimes

Policies Regarding Weather and Late Arrivals

  • There are no storytimes when students do not have classes due to holidays, Parent-Teacher Conferences, etc.
  •  There must be at least 2 children present for a storytime/book discussion to be conducted.

Weather-related Policies:

Storytimes and programs will be canceled under the following conditions:

  • When schools are closed for the day due to inclement weather.
  • When schools have a delayed opening, morning storytimes and programs are canceled. Please call about afternoon programs.
  • When schools have early dismissal, afternoon and evening storytimes and programs are canceled. Please call about morning programs.

Late Arrival Policies:

  • Please be prompt. If you are late for any storytime, you risk losing your space for the day to a wait-listed patron who is present.
  • If you are late for a pre-registered special program, you risk losing your space to a person/family on the waitlist. We give late-comers a 10-minute grace period before we give their slot to someone on the waitlist who is present.
  • We are not always able to expand attendance to accommodate latecomers, once the slot has been filled.


Registration for winter storytimes will begin Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Non-residents can register beginning January 21, at 10:00 AM.

Required online registration with a library card for Storytimes is on Eventkeeper. Priority for registration is given to children who are Garden City Public Library cardholders. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the storytime. Register once for all 4 sessions.

Toddlers Storytime

Ages 2½-3½ (born August 2016 – August 2017) with a parent or caregiver.

Program is 30 minutes

Sign up for one session.

Mondays at 11:30 AM: February 3, 10, 24, March 2 or

Tuesdays at 11:30 AM: February 4, 11, 25, March 3

Little Listeners

Ages 3-5 (born Feb. 2015 – Feb. 2017) without an adult.

(Caregivers must remain in the Children’s Department during program).

Program is 30 minutes.

Sign up for one session.

Tuesdays at 1:30 PM: February 4, 11, 25, March 3 or

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM: February 5, 12, 26March 11

Kindergarten and First-Grade Combined Storytime

Let’s Imagine“: A monthly program (stories, crafts, and more) for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten or First Grade.

Program is 1 hour

Register once for all sessions.

Wednesdays at 4:00 PM: January 15, February 12, March 25, April 22.