Early Learning at the Library

All PagesThe 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 2018 session begins on January 16 and ends on April 20.**

**(Please note that Pearl River Branch will be begin storytime on January 25.)

Storytime 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 Dates 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. The programs are open to young children 18 months to 5 years.

Music and Movement features 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!

Messy Hands introduces young children to artists or techniques and then they create their own work of art! We may get messy, so dress so your child accordingly.

Schedules

Abita Springs: Storytime for All Ages on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Bush: Storytime for All Ages on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Causeway: Tuesdays, Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 9:30 a.m. and Storytime for Preschoolers ages 3-5 years at 10:30 a.m.  See calendar for other early learning programs.

Covington: Wednesdays, Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 9:30 a.m. and Storytime for Preschoolers ages 3-5 years at 10:30 a.m. See calendar for other early learning programs.

Folsom: Storytime for All Ages on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Lacombe: Storytime for All Ages on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Lee Road: Storytime for All Ages on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Madisonville: Tuesdays, Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 10:00 a.m.; Play Date for Ages 1-5 Years at 10:30 a.m.; and Storytime for Preschoolers ages 3-5 years at 11:00 a.m.

Mandeville: Wednesdays, Lapsit Storytime for babies birth-12 months at at 9:30 a.m. and Preschool storytime ages 3-5 years old at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Toddler Storytime for ages 12-36 months at 9:30 a.m.  See calendar for other early learning programs.

Pearl River: Storytime for All Ages on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (beginning on January 25.)

Slidell: Tuesdays, Storytime for Walking Babies and Toddlers up to 36 mo.  at 9:30 a.m. and  Storytime for Preschoolers ages 3-5 years at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lapsit Baby Storytime at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Family Storytime for All Ages at 6:30 p.m.  See calendar for other early learning programs.

South Slidell: Wednesdays, Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Storytime for Preschoolers ages 3-5 years at 9:30 a.m.  See calendar for other early learning programs.

Bring Storytime home with you with these great book suggestions:

 
 
 
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