Storytimes hours now-August 19

Mondays

  • Summer Stories at Main, 10 am 
  • Summer Stories at Maze, 10:30 am 
  • Be Our Neighbor, 4 pm 

Tuesdays

  • Summer Stories at Main, 10 am 
  • Sensory Storytime, 4 pm

Wednesdays 

  • Summer Stories at Main, 10 am 
  • Summer Stories at Dole, 10:30 am 

Thursdays

  • Summer Stories at Main, 10 am 

Fridays 

  • Young & Restless, 10 am 

Saturdays 

  • Summer Stories at Main, 10 am 

Descriptions

Young & Restless:

  • World Showcase (June): Hola, bore da, ac bienvenure! Pre-literacy skills will be introduced with short books, songs, and characters from cultures around the world. Designed for children birth to 24 months, with caregiver support. Held in the Storytime Room. 

  • Get Creative (July): Build a better world with art, music, and plenty more! Pre-literacy skills we be introduced with short books, songs, and rhymes. Designed for children birth to 24 months, with caregiver support. Held in the Storytime Room.

  • Explore Your World (August): Counting, science and nature are just a few of the topics we'll dig into as we learn about the world around us. Pre-literacy skills will be introduced with short books, songs, and rhymes. Designed for children birth to 24 months, with caregiver support. Held in the Storytime Room. 

Summer Stories:

  • World Showcase (June): Hola, bore da, ac bienvenue! Books, songs and characters from cultures around the world will be part of this energetic program designed for children birth to age 6, with caregiver support. Held in Main Library Veterans Room, except Saturdays and June 19. 

  • Get Creative (July): Build a better world with art, music, and plenty more in this energetic program designed for children birth to age 6, with caregiver support. Held in the Main Library Veterans Room, except Saturdays.

  • Explore Your World (August): Math, counting, science, and nature are just a few of the topics we'll dig into as we learn about the world around us. An energetic program designed for children birth to age 6, with caregiver support. Held in the Main Library's Veterans Room, except Saturdays and August 1.  

Sensory Storytime:

This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up with caregivers support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker Schedules and include pictures and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings are welcome. Held in the Storytime Room.

Be Our Neighbor:

Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, will help kids gain social-emotional skills that will prepare them for future success. This summer, we will build a better world by discussing themes like kindness and caring for the world around us. Since children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregivers, adults are asked to stay and participate in viewing and discussions. For ages 4-6 with the caregivers. Held in the Storytime Room. 

Guidelines

Storytime classes help children acquire pre-literacy skills in fun, age appropriate ways through the Very Ready Reading program. This research-based program lays the foundation for future reading skills by encouraging caregivers to Share Books, Stories, Songs, Rhymes, Play, Words, and Writing. 

Grownups:

  • Help us create a positive learning space by avoiding snacks, toys and conversations until after class. 
  • Take breaks with your child as needed so other kids don't lose focus.
  • Don't be shy! Have fun and sing along with your children. This is a no judgement zone and interacting with them will increase their learning from the experience. Everyone wins!