Weekly Storytimes

Registration is required once a month for all types of storytimes. Registraion dates can be found on our calendar.

BABYTIME
For infants 0-17 mo. and caregivers
15 minutes of songs, rhymes, and books followed by playtime to build early literacy skills.

TODDLER TIME
For children 18 mo. to 3 yrs old and caregivers
20-25 minutes of short stories, songs, and lots of movement followed by playtime to build early literacy skills.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
For children 3 to 5 yrs old and caregivers
25-30 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by making a craft in the library. For children who can sit still for longer stories to develop school readiness.

PAJAMA STORYTIME
For ages 0 to 5 yrs old and caregivers
This evening storytime is 25 minutes of interactive bedtime songs, stories and fun. Wearing pajamas is welcome but not required.

STORYTIME ONLINE
For ages 0 to 5 yrs old and caregivers
Click here to watch recordings of songs, rhymes and stories online to create your own storytime anytime!

 

Classes, camps, and large groups with children are requested to contact the library to set up a special library visit as far in advance as possible to ensure the best experience for all library users.

 
A Note for Parents & Caregivers:

Storytime is not just for kids! Our Storytimes are designed to demonstrate to parents how to teach early literacy skills. Please sit with your child and participate even if your child is shy. Children learn by example, and you are their best role model. If your child does become disruptive, feel free to leave the room together and return when he/she has calmed down. If you have children in more than one storytime age group, it is usually recommended to attend the program for the younger child. Please contact our youth services staff to determine the program that will best serve you and your children or if you have additional questions.

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Upcoming Events

Introvert Book ClubThu, December 1st - 12:00 AM
Elementary Maker PacksThu, December 1st - 12:00 AM
Teen Maker PacksThu, December 1st - 12:00 AM
Afternoon Book ClubThu, December 1st - 2:30 PM
On Exhibit: "Naturally Iowa"Fri, December 2nd - 12:00 AM