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 Fall Storytime session begins the first week of September. 

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

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.

STEM Storytime allows young children to explore early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts in a fun, early literacy environment. 

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

Abita Springs:  Fridays at 10:30 A.M.

Bush: Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.

Causeway:  Mondays at 9:30 A.M. for toddlers ages 12-36 months; Tuesdays at 9:30 A.M. for infants; Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M. for preschoolers ages 3-5 years.

Covington: Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. Please note that the Covington Library will be closed on Weds., October 10. We will have storytime at the Covington Fire Station on that day. Beginning on Weds., October 17, the Covington Library will be at its temporary location at 1200 Business 190 (next to Rouse's.) Storytime will continue at the temporary location.

Folsom: Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.

Lacombe: Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.

Lee Road: Thursdays at 10:30 A.M.

Madisonville: Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M. for Babies and Toddlers ages 3-36 months; Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M. for preschoolers ages 3-5 years.

Mandeville: Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. for preschoolers ages 3-5 years; Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. for Babies and Toddlers ages 3-36 months.

Pearl River: Thursdays at 10:30 A.M.

Slidell: Tuesdays at 9:30 A.M. for Toddlers- walking babies to 36 months; Tuesdays at 10:30 for preschoolers ages 3-5 years; Wednesdays at 9:30 A.M. for babies 0 months- walking; Thursdays at 6:30 P.M. for families.

South Slidell: Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. for Babies and Toddlers ages 3-36 months; Thursdays at 9:30 A.M. for preschoolers ages 3-5 years.

*Though there is a suggested age group for each storytime we encourage you to try them all and find the best fit for you and your child.

Bring Storytime home with you with these great book suggestions:

 
 
 
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