Early Learning at the Library

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Please note that due to the COVID-19 response, all programs at STPL, including storytime, are suspended.  We will be offering some virtual & streaming storytimes on our Facebook Page until we can safely offer in-person programming again. 

The library offers storytimes at all branch libraries. There are storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and mixed ages. Several branches also offer Play Dates, Music and Movement programs, and other activities for young children.

The Spring session begins January 21st, 2020!

All of our branches will begin storytimes the week of January 21st, 2020, with the exception of our Covington Location.  The Covington location will resume storytime the week of February 10th, 2020 after the grand opening of our newly renovated Covington Branch.

Click on the link to see the schedule in our Events Calendar.

Storytimeopens a new window introduces the child to the best in children's books. Because a child responds naturally to the rhythm of words and the repetition of sounds, storytimes include nursery rhymes, poetry, fingerplays and songs. The child who attends storytime regularly will develop an enjoyment and appreciation of books, the ability to concentrate, and the ability to participate in group activities. Suggestions for a successful Storytime experience.

Play Datesopens a new window are an opportunity for preschoolers and toddlers, along with their caregivers to play with toys and learning materials in an early literacy environment. Play date fosters vocabulary and other pre-reading skills. Stop by the library and play!

Music and Movement opens a new windowfeatures interactive stories, music and songs perfect for young children ages 0-5. Kids have fun while being introduced to early literacy concepts. Get ready to shake, shimmy and dance!

Bring Storytime home with you with these great book suggestions:


Potty Training Resourcesopens a new window

Books for Early Literacy Development: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play

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