Spring Storytime Session Begins January 16

by Tanya DiMaggio, Children's Services Coordinator

The spring session of storytime at all branch libraries will begin on January 16. Storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and mixed ages will be offered. Several branches also offer Play Dates, Music and Movement and other activities for young children.

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. Children who attend storytime regularly develop an appreciation of books, the ability to concentrate and the ability to participate in group activities while having fun. 

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 Dates foster 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!

To learn more about our programming, to learn some tips on a successful storytime experience, and for the complete spring session schedule, visit the  Early Learning page on the library's website​.

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