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!

Storytimes are available this summer! Here is the schedule:

Central Library

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Creation Station
Daily, during open hours, Children’s Room. Ages 3-12.

What can you design with the materials available today? Stop at the Children’s desk to pick up supplies!

Family Storytime
Saturdays, 1:30 pm. Ongoing in the Children’s Program Room.

Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Perfect for ages 3-10, siblings are welcome! No registration required.

Infant/Toddler Playgroup
Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children’s Program Room.

Drop in and join us for stories, songs, movement, and multi-sensory playtime. Adult must accompany and consistently supervise children. No registration required. Ages birth-36 months, siblings welcome.

Preschool Storytime at Central Library
Thursdays, September 21st – November 16th, 10:30, Central Library Community Room.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 3 – 5, siblings welcome.


Brightwood Branch

Bilingual Storytime at Brightwood
Wednesdays, ongoing, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room.

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

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

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


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Forest Park Branch

Toddler Storytime at Forest Park
Tuesdays, April 18 – August 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Program Den.
Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. Ages 1-3 ½, siblings welcome.

Lunch Bunch at Forest Park
First Saturday of the month except holiday weekends, 1-2 p.m.

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


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Library Express at Pine Point

Family Storytime
Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 4:15-5 p.m.

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


Mason Square Branch

Preschool Storytime at Mason Square
Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mason Square Community Room.

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and playtime. No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Sixteen Acres Branch

Family Storytime at Sixteen Acres
Thursdays, June 29 – August 24, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Community Room.

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