Early Childhood Programs

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Storytimes last between 25 and 30 minutes. Participants enjoy songs and activities in addition to stories. This is a great opportunity for young children to hear good stories, learn, and have fun.

Please note: Advance registration is not necessary. All children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall Session: September 12—November 18

Babytime (Ages 0-24 months): Thursdays at 9:15. Songs, rhymes, tickles, and bounces. Followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Rhymetime (Ages 18 months and up): Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 and up): Mondays at 10:30, Tuesdays at 9:30 and 4:00, and Thursdays at 10:30. Longer books, songs, and movement for children who enjoy a good story.

More Early Childhood Events

  • Jigglejam
    When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Get ready to sing and dance at this funtastically interactive show including puppets, bubbles, and instruments for you to play! All ages. Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department on the day of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 8 tickets per family.
  • Family PlayLab: Wham Bam Percussion Jam!
    When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive monthly experience that is suitable for the whole family. This month, experiment with rhythm, explore percussion instruments, and build your own. All ages.
  • Pajama Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 3 and up.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. Rain date: Thursday, September 29.
  • Fall StoryWalk
    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall. Rain date: Thursday, September 29.
  • Family PlayLab: Monsters!
    When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive monthly experience that is suitable for the whole family. This month, become Dr. Frankenstein and build your own monster, learn about some real ones, and play "Feed the Beast." All ages.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.
  • Halloween Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories and songs that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. Ages 3 and up.

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