We are taking storytime on the road this summer (2019) so you can find the library at your favorite places around town. Kids of all ages are welcome to hear stories, sing songs, and play! Look for us at the Tuesday & Saturday Farmer’s Markets, Rutherford Pool, and more. Check the events calendar or your copy of the Loop for dates, times, and locations.
INFANTS TO 18 MONTHS
Inspire your future reader through songs, stories, movement, rhythm, and rhyme. After storytime, stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while baby plays.
Ages 5 and under
Introduce your child to the wonder of reading with stories, songs and a craft.
Your little one will learn colors, shapes, and counting in this fast-paced storytime filled with music, movement, fingerplays, parachute play, and books. An occasional sensory activity or digital story will be offered.
Meet at the puppet theater for stories, books, rhymes, games, songs, and parachute play! Designed for little ones who are ready to sit for longer stories, and do a craft or STEM project at the end of each session.
4 TO 5 YEARS
Develop your child’s love of learning and soft skills for kindergarten readiness. Children who are 4 and 5 years old practice their independence when they come to the Storyroom for a story all by themselves, then join caregivers and younger siblings at the puppet theater for a group storytime. Sessions include a combination of stories, vocabulary building, parachute, music and dancing, games, process art, crafts, and STEM activities. Stay and play after storytime!
Starry Night Storytime
Stories & songs in a cozy setting at a convenient time.
Superior Playgroup and Storytime
Second Saturdays, 11am
Little ones will be excited each month with new games, stories, songs, and play-based learning activities at this combination play group/storytime. Every child will receive a free board book!
WORLD LANGUAGE STORYTIME
First Saturdays, 10:30am
Stories and songs in English and a second language, followed by a craft. Experience the diversity of Ypsi!
Second Saturdays, 10:30am
Stories and songs celebrating diversity of every kind!
THEATRE FOR LITTLE ONES
Third Saturdays, 10:30am
interactive theatre for little ones with Spinning Dot.
Fourth Saturdays, 10:30am
Hear great stories and learn simple yoga poses to go with them. Children will build strength, coordination and body awareness as they bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose, and flutter wings in butterfly! No experience necessary. Mats provided.
OUR PRIMARY STORYTIME GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN!
Stay with your child and join in the activities.
THOSE HARD DAYS
If your child gets upset, step out of the room to regroup, then quietly return. If your child is sick, stay home and rest! Be patient if your child wants to observe instead of joining in. It may take a few visits to feel comfortable.
If you’re running late, please enter the room quietly. Put toys and food away. Turn phones off or set on vibrate. Enjoy the moment now instead of taking pictures for later!
Stay and enjoy our play spaces! This is the time to visit with other parents. Check out books to read or share at home to extend your child’s learning.
Our storytimes are designed with specific adult/child interactions in mind. For groups of 5 or more children, ask about scheduling a special visit.