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Story Times
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 Baby Story Time new2.jpg Baby Story Time
Ages: Newborn to 24 months (with caregiver) 
Times: Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and repeated from 10 to 10:20 a.m.
 
This is an interactive story time for babies their parent or caregiver that focuses on the "three R's:" rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. Enjoy age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and baby sign language, all intended to promote language development and early literacy in a lively and fun atmosphere. Facts on brain development, early literacy, and social emotional growth are shared throughout the program. The event includes time for adults to socialize and babies to play.
 

Baby Story Time will be taking a short break from May 26 - June 9!  We will start again June 16.


 TST girl 2015.png Toddler Story Time 
Ages: 21 months to 35 months (with caregiver)
Times: Mondays from 10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
             Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Dates: Mondays: February 22 - April 4
            Wednesdays: February 24 - April 6

During this event, toddlers actively participate in stories, music, and movement. This enhances their social, emotional, and language developments while fostering a love for reading and books. Caregivers will be introduced to early literacy skills they can practice with their children to prepare them for successful learning when they enter school. Toddler story time requires registration 

Toddler Story Time is planned to support the special developmental needs of toddlers. Registration is required to attend Toddler Story Time; drop-ins will not be accepted. View the library story time schedule for other programs that do not require registration. 

For more details and a copy of the registration form, please see the Toddler Story Time flyer, available in the Children's Library or here.



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Ages:  3 - 5 years
Times:  Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
      Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Throughout this story time, preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. This program is reserved for children ages three to five who can sit on their own and comfortably participate in a variety of literature based activities geared towards preparing children for learning to read. Asking preschoolers to attend without their caregivers helps to develop a sense of independence that will be needed as they start school.

The last spring Preschool Story Time is May 19. There are no Preschool Story Times in the Summer - but please join us for our Summer Story Times for all ages which begin on June 14.




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Family Story Time 
Ages:  All ages 
Times: Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
 
All are welcome at our family story time! This program features participatory stories, songs, and movement activities geared towards promoting early literacy and building a foundation for a love of books. Age appropriate activities are presented in three segments from younger to older in order to meet the developmental needs of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Transitions are built into the program so younger children can take a break if necessary. Join us for a wonderful, shared experience for the whole family.

The last spring Family Story Time is May 19. Please join us for our Summer Story Times for all ages on Tuesdays starting June 14!



 preschool.girl.painting_small.jpg Family Early Literacy Time 
Ages: All ages but with an emphasis on newborns - Prekindergarten
Dates: May 28
Time: 
11 - 11:45 a.m. 

Offered on the fourth Saturday of the month in the Children's Library Story Room. Stories, books, fingerplays and songs will focus on an early literacy skill, followed by a craft. Families will have an opportunity to practice fun activities they can use at home to learn early literacy skills kids need to become successful learners in school. Family Early Literacy Time is free and open to all ages. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk the morning of the program. For more information, please contact the Children's Library at 720-887-2315. 

Family Early Literacy Time will return in the fall. Join us for our Early Literacy Fair on Saturday, July 19!