Baby and Toddler Time

Smiling woman with long dark hair and black glasses, sitting outside, holding black and white polka dot scarfWoman standing at front of large room reading from book on screen.For children newborn to 3 and their parents/caregivers

Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Join Ms. Julie for this storytime that focuses on developing your baby's pre-literacy skills.  She'll help introduce a love for books with song, movement and rhyme.  No registration necessary; just drop in.  Seating is limited.

 

 

 

What can we expect at Baby and Toddler Time?

   Empty room with carpet squares spread out.  Two screens are at the front of the room.

To make sure that everyone stays safe during Baby and Toddler Time, we have opened up our galleries and have spaced out our seating. Seating is limited to 24 family groups for each gathering. 


  A picture of a illustrated wolf from a children's picture book being projected onto an overhead screen  

The books are shown on our overhead projectors, so no matter where you are sitting, you will have a good view! 

Masks are required for all participants ages 2 and up; snacks and drinks ARE NOT ALLOWED. 

 **Please note that, due to COVID-19, story time offerings may be paused or adjusted. Please visit our calendar of events for our up-to-date event information**

Want to watch past virtual Baby Talk videos and see Ms. Julie in action?  Check out our YouTube channel!

 

Family Evening Storytime

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Family Evening Storytime

For children of all ages with their parents/caregivers

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Have fun with your family at our Thursday Family Evening Storytime with Miss Joyce.  We will read entertaining, themed books together and have an easy craft everyone can take home.  No registration is necessary; just drop in.  Seating is limited.  See you there!

Masks are required for all participants ages 2 and up; snacks and drinks ARE NOT ALLOWED. 

 **Please note that, due to COVID-19, story time offerings may be paused or adjusted. Please visit our calendar of events for our up-to-date event information**

 

What can we expect at Preschool Storytime?

   Empty room with carpet squares spread out.  Two screens are at the front of the room.

To make sure that everyone stays safe during Storytime, we have opened up our galleries and have spaced out our seating. Seating is limited to 24 family groups for each Storytime event. 


  A picture of a illustrated wolf from a children's picture book being projected onto an overhead screen  Woman standing at front of large room reading from book on screen to people in audience.

The books are shown on our overhead projectors, so no matter where you are sitting, you will have a good view! 


An up close picture of a children's craft that has a tree with leaves made out of puzzle pieces in fall colors.

Each week there is a simple take-home craft for your child to enjoy!  


Here are some of our upcoming themes:

  • Bewitching Stories
  • Settle in, Cozy up
  • Helping Hands and Hearts
  • Turkey Tales

We can’t wait to see you there!  

 **Please note that, due to COVID-19, story time offerings may be paused or adjusted. Please visit our calendar of events for our up-to-date event information**

Want to watch past Baby Talk videos and preschool literacy talks?  Check out our YouTube channel!

Preschool Storytime

Smiling woman with short brown hair, wearing yellow and gray striped sweater, standing in front of bookcase.For preschool children and their parents/caregivers

Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Join Miss Catherine each week for three to four books and a make at home craft that is just right for preschoolers! 

Masks are required for all participants ages 2 and up; snacks and drinks ARE NOT ALLOWED. 

 

What can we expect at Preschool Storytime?

Empty room with carpet squares spread out.  Two screens are at the front of the room.To make sure that everyone stays safe during Storytime, we have opened up our galleries and have spaced out our seating. 

Seating is limited to 24 family groups for each Storytime event. 

Woman wearing mask at front of widely seated group of adults and children.

 

 

A picture of a illustrated wolf from a children's picture book being projected onto an overhead screenThe books are shown on our overhead projectors, so no matter where you are sitting, you will have a good view! 

 

 

 

An up close picture of a children's craft that has a tree with leaves made out of puzzle pieces in fall colors.Each week there is a simple take-home craft for your child to enjoy!  

 

 

 

 

Here are some of our upcoming themes:

  • Police Pals
  • Boo-boos and Bandaids
  • Bewitching Stories
  • Helping Hands and Hearts
  • Settle In, Cozy Up
  • Turkey Tales

We can’t wait to see you there!  

 **Please note that, due to COVID-19, story time offerings may be paused or adjusted. Please visit our calendar of events for our up-to-date event information**

Ms. Catherine has some storytime videos and literacy tips for parents on our YouTube channel!  

Jessica Hay Toddler Area

**Please note that, due to COVID-19, our physical space may be adjusted.**

  Please note that, due to Covid 19 and our desire to help safeguard the health of our community the Jessica Hay Toddler Area toys have been placed in storage but will return in the future!  Our AWE computers, our little house, and a variety of puzzles are available for your child to enjoy!

 

A child wearing headphones sits in front of a computer screen with his father on his right, pointing at the screen Large wood reading nook with books and a TV displayed; a young person is in the lower left cozy seating areas reading.A toddler picks up a puzzle piece off of a table while his mother ( who has an open book in front of her) looks on.

 

    

A Note to 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. We do not expect rapt silent attention. If your child does become disruptive, feel free to leave the room together and return when he/she has calmed down.

Snacks and drinks will not be allowed during storytimes because of Covid restrictions.  Thank you for your understanding and helping keep our patrons safe.