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Storytimes

Please note:  There will be no storytimes during May at the Beaumont, Eastside, Northside, Tates Creek, and Village branches.  The regular storytime schedule will resume in June.

Daycares and preschools, please call ahead for all children's programming.

Early literacy does not mean teaching young children how to read. Instead, it means helping children develop the skills they will need to become successful readers. Early literacy activities build rich language skills: vocabulary, self-expression, and understanding (comprehension). These skills help children make sense of printed words when they start reading.

Children’s Librarians have identified five early literacy practices that help children get ready to read: playing, singing, reading, talking, and writing.  We incorporate these practices into our storytimes to help you put your children on the path to reading success!


Babies

Monday

Central Library: Babies Get Down(town)
10:00 AM (crawling to 18 months with a caregiver)

 

Tuesday

Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies
10:30 AM (0-24 months with a caregiver)
11:15 AM (0-24 months with a caregiver)
Eastside Branch: Baby Jam
10:15 AM (0-2 years)
11:00 AM (0-2 years)
Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me!
10:30 AM (0-18 months)
 

Thursday

Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies
10:30 AM (0-24 months with a caregiver)
11:15 AM (0-24 months with a caregiver)
 

Friday

Eastside Branch: Baby Jam
10:15 AM (0-2 years)
11:00 AM (0-2 years)

Toddlers

Monday

Eastside Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump!
10:30 AM (18-30 months)
11:00 AM (18-30 months)

 

Wednesday

Beaumont Branch: Side by Side
10:30 AM (2-3 years)
Central Library: The Young and the Restless
10:00 AM (2-3 years with a caregiver)
Tates Creek Branch: First Steps
10:30 AM (12-24 months)

 

Thursday

Eastside Branch: Toddler Time
11:00 AM (2-3 years)

 

Friday

Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless
10:30 AM (2-3 years)

Preschoolers

Wednesday

Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime
11:00 AM (3-5 years)
 

Thursday

Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM (3-5 years)
 

Friday

Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn
10:30 AM (3-5 years with a caregiver)

 

 

 

Families

Tuesday

Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn!
11:00 AM (3-5 years)
Village Branch: Story Time and Beyond!
11:00 AM (0-5 years)
 

Thursday

Village Branch:  Big and Little
4:00 PM (0-7 years)
 

Saturday

Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime
10:30 AM (Families)
Central Library: Super Saturday
11:00 AM (Preschoolers and their families)
Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime
11:00 AM (Families)