Summer Storytime Update

July is just around the corner, and we’re welcoming another month of summer with expanded in-person storytimes. From babies to preschoolers, we have something for every family. Read on to learn more about what storytimes you can attend at each of our locations.

Babes in Arms (ages 0-9 months)

A lap-sit storytime to introduce the sounds and rhythms of language, develop motor skills and give babies a head start on learning. Storytime is followed by a brief playtime with toys, bubbles and socialization for caregivers and babies. Babes in Arms is for pre-walkers who are not yet highly mobile; siblings are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal or doll. Each session is typically 20-25 minutes.

LocationDay of the WeekTimeNotes
HarringtonMondays9:30 AMBegins July 12
ParrTuesdays9:30 AMBegins July 26
HaggardTuesdays11:00 AMBegins July 20
SchimelpfenigThursdays11:00 AMBegins July 8
Babes in Arms returns in July

Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months)

Repetitive rhymes, songs and movement help introduce the sounds and rhythms of language, develop motor skills and give children a head start on learning. Enjoy simple books that explore familiar concepts, sounds and movements. Each session is typically 20-25 minutes.

LocationDay of the WeekTimeNotes
HarringtonTuesdays10:00 AM
SchimelpfenigWednesdays10:00 AM
ParrThursdays9:30 AMBegins July 8
HaggardFridays9:30 AM
We’re adding an additional session of Rhyme Time at Parr Library

Toddler Time (ages 18-36 months)

Simple, short stories and movement activities help introduce the sounds and rhythms of language while developing age-appropriate motor skills. New themes and repeating elements each week encourage interaction, introduce words and their sounds and explore simple concepts. Each session is typically 20-25 minutes.

LocationDay of the WeekTimeNotes
SchimelpfenigMondays9:30 AMBegins July 12
ParrMondays10:00 AM
HarringtonMondays10:30 AMBegins July 26
HaggardTuesdays10:00 AM
HarringtonWednesdays10:00 AM
ParrFridays10:00 AMBegins July 16
SchimelpfenigFridays10:00 AMBegins July 30
We’re adding 4 Toddler Time sessions across locations.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 years)

Longer, more complex stories and movement activities promote language and listening skills, enhance age-appropriate motor skills, expand imaginations and inspire a child’s curiosity about the world. Weekly themes explore more complex topics, introduce new vocabulary and reinforce early literacy skills. Each session is typically 25-30 minutes.

LocationDay of the WeekTimeNotes
SchimelpfenigMondays10:30 AM
ParrMondays11:00 AMBegins July 26
SchimelpfenigTuesdays10:00 AMBegins July 20
HaggardWednesdays10:30 AMBegins July 7
HarringtonWednesdays11:00 AMBegins July 14
ParrThursdays11:00 AM
VirtualFridays10:30 AMRegistration required
We’re adding 4 Preschool Storytime sessions across locations.

Family Storytime (ages 0-5 years)

A storytime for families featuring stories, songs and movement activities inspired by a weekly theme. Family Storytime combines elements of Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime to promote language and listening skills, enhance motor skills, expand imaginations and inspire a child’s curiosity about the world. Each session is typically 25-30 minutes.

LocationDay of the WeekTime
HaggardWednesdays6:30 PM

Parents and/or caregivers are required to attend all person sessions. No registration is needed for in-person storytime sessions, but to join Preschool Storytime online, be sure to register via Zoom. For more information, visit the Reading Readiness Storytime page on our website.

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