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Did you know? …that the most critical period of vocabulary development occurs between birth and age 3? Everyone knows that the children who start Kindergarten with the largest vocabularies have the easiest time learning to read and stay in school the longest, but not everyone knows that most of the foundation for success is laid BEFORE the age of 3. Bringing your child to storytime is more than just fun–it’s brain building!

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Winter Storytimes: December 2017 – February 2018


Brightwood Branch

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Every Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 PM, Community Room.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. No registration required. Space is limited to 12.

Hora de cuentos bilingües en la Biblioteca Brightwood
Todos los miércoles, 1:30 a 2:30 PM, Salón Comunitario.

Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, actividades, y tiempo para jugar. Un adulto debe acompañar a los niños. Presentada con la colaboración de Home City Families. Para niños de 12 meses a 6 años de edad, y los hermanos son bienvenidos. No requiere inscripción previa. Plazas limitadas a 12 niños con un adulto.

Central Library

Family Storytime at the Central Library
Saturdays (except holidays), 1:30-2:30 PM, Children’s Program Room.

Join us for stories and a craft. Ages 3-10, siblings welcome. No registration required.

East Forest Park Branch

Infant/Toddler Storytime at East Forest Park
Fridays, 10:30-11:30 AM.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Ages 6-36 months, siblings welcome. No registration required.

Forest Park Branch

Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen
Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen

Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM, Children’s Program Den.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome. No registration required.

Lunch Bunch at Forest Park
First Saturday of the month (except holiday weekends), 1-2 PM.

Come and enjoy a fun interactive story, an engaging activity, and a free light lunch. Sponsored by Faith United Church. Recommended for children ages 5-12.

Read to Momo: a Dog Who Loves to Listen
Wednesdays, January 10 – March 28, 3:30-4:30 PM.

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog, in a small group setting. Call 413-263-6843 for more information. No registration required.

Indian Orchard Branch

Family Storytime at Indian Orchard
Mondays (except holidays), 10:30-11:30 AM.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany children. Space is limited to 12. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 12 months-6 years, siblings welcome. No registration required.

Pine Point Branch

Family Storytime at Pine Point
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 PM.

Join us for stories and a craft. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome. No registration required.

Sixteen Acres

Neighborhood Playgroup at Sixteen Acres
Thursdays, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM.

Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome. No registration required.

Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 PM, Community Room.

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages birth-5 years, siblings welcome. No registration required