Special Storytimes

No language skills needed to have fun learning a new language at the library!

In addition to our wonderful storytimes, Plano Public Library also offers several special storytime presentations for all ages, including Storytime Around the World and Sign Language Storytime.

Storytime Around the World

There are many reasons to learn an additional language, and it’s even better when you start learning early. Besides being able to speak to more people by speaking a second (or third!) language, studies show it boosts brain power, children start reading earlier and it’s easier to distinguish foreign sounds. We have the perfect program for these early learners (and their families) to get started: Storytime Around the World.

Storytime Around the World is a bilingual family event, focusing on a different language each session. Our multilingual staff introduce simple vocabulary in another language (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Chinese) along with English. No language skills are needed, and anyone is welcome to attend.

Our featured language during February is Arabic, and will offer basic vocabulary words, stories, songs and activities presented in both English and Arabic. Arabic storytime meets on Monday in February at Davis Library at 11:00 am.

During Storytime Around the World, we will have books available from our Junior World Language Arabic collection for you to browse and check out.


Sign Language Storytime

Another delightfully educational program is our Sign Language Storytime. We present basic concepts using sign language for you and your child to learn, which is an excellent way to increase your child’s early literacy and allow them to better express themselves before they can even speak.

No previous sign language skills are needed! Sign Language Storytime is presented Thursdays, February 13-27 at Harrington Library at 10:00 am.


Make sure to check our website and Engage brochure for future presentations of both these exciting storytimes, as they are offered throughout the year and are always a big hit.

Early Learning workshops are featured on pages 14-17 in the spring Engage brochure.

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