Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

PROGRAMS

Please read and follow the Library’s Story Time Etiquette to get the most out of your experience.
Story Time Etiquette

For All Young Children (infants to 7-year-olds)

Family Story Time

Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!) Limit: 20 children

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.

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Pajama Story Time

Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. First Mondays at 6:30pm in the Story Silo. (Ages 18 months – 6 years and their families) Limit: 18 children

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.

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Sing, Sign & Story Time!

Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. First and third Fridays at 10:45am in the Story Silo. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult) Limit: 20 children

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz.

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For Babies (birth to 17 months)

Baby Mania!

A special time for babies to share stories, songs, rhymes and games with their grown-ups. Come play with us in the Story Silo in the Children’s Library! Tuesdays at 10:30am, Thursdays at 1:00pm, Saturdays at 9:30am. (Newborn to 17 months, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 15 babies

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. You may sign up for only one weekday session, either Tuesday or Thursday, to allow as many families as possible to enjoy this program.  If you would like to attend twice in one week, you may sign up for Baby Mania on Saturday at 9:30am.  Thank you for considering the needs of others.

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For Toddlers (18 months to young 3-year-olds)

Toddler Time

Toddlers have their very own library time with their grown-up! We’ll share stories and rhymes (sometimes with puppets or a feltboard!), sing, dance and play in the Story Silo in the Children’s Library. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:45am. (18 months to 36 months, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 toddlers

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Please sign up for only one weekday session, either Wednesday or Thursday, to allow as many families as possible to enjoy this program. Thank you for considering the needs of others.

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Parachute Play

Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while we play with a parachute! Stories and songs will be incorporated, while we move about and use our motor skills.  A great activity for young children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging play experience! Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00am in the Story Silo. (Must be between 18 months and younger 3-year-olds with an adult: adult involvement is required.) Limit: 12 children

Please register each child individually for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.

Please sign up for only one Parachute Play per week. This way we are able to serve as many children and families as possible. Thank you for considering the needs of others.

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For Preschoolers and Kindergarteners (older 3-year-olds to 6-year-olds)

Preschool Party

Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, a STEM activity, and silly stuff!  Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:45am in Morgan C.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.

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Construction Zone!

Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary. Second and fourth Fridays at 10:45am in the Story Silo. (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children

Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.

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