Summer Virtual Storytimes
We miss seeing everyone’s smiling face at the library, but you can tune in to our YouTube channel almost every morning this summer, June 15-August 8, for live stream stories and activities for little ones.
- Mondays: Baby Storytime, 10:30am Zoom Meet Up. Registration required. When you sign up, you will receive a password and link.
- Tuesdays: Storytime Live, 10:30am YouTube
- Wednesdays: Storytime Live, 10:30am YouTube
- Thursdays: Classic Tales Retold, 10:30am YouTube
- Fridays: TinkerLab, 10:30am, hands-on activities you can do at home with little ones
- Saturdays: Storytime Live, 10:30am YouTube
When we can safely offer face-to-face storytimes, we will return to the schedule below. Use these resources our storytime presenters compiled to help little ones maintain a routine at home.
- Virtual Storytimes Online
- Action Songs and Fingerplays with Ulana
- Baby Storytime with Kristen
- Downtown Storytime with Pat
- Toddler Storytime with Ulana
- Terrific Threes and Jumpstart Storytimes with Marlena
- Starry Night Storytime with Liz
- Jazz Storytime with Jodi
Don’t forget it’s important to read every day. Track the books you read as part of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to earn a t-shirt or as part of the Summer Challenge for other prizes! We look forward to seeing you again.
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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.
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.
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 book!
MUSIC AND MEDITATION STORYTIME
First Saturdays, 10:30am
Join children’s meditation experts for stories, music, and activities to build relaxation skills.
Second Saturdays, 10:30am
Stories and songs celebrating diversity of every kind!
Third Saturdays, 10:30am
Stories, songs, and movement with the parachute every week to build body and hand strength.
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.