Storytime is Back!

storytimeWe’re gearing up for another great session of storytime at the library. It happens on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am, and again at 10:15am. Our 2-5 year olds learn early literacy skills, sing songs, bang rhythm sticks, and listen to stories. They even take home a fun craft!

Who is this best aimed at?

We invite all 2-5 year olds to attend, but we often have younger siblings tag along. And they always end up participating just as much as the older kids. Even if your child isn’t super active yet, we bet they’ll enjoy each session. We have something for everyone….songs, stories, giggles, and more.

What if my child can’t sit still?

We have LOTS of fun things that get the wiggles out. But if your child isn’t quite ready to sit for any length of time, you’re welcome to bring them and try it out. You can always leave the room for a few minutes if your child is fussy. We guarantee they’ll want to come back in at some point (usually when we break out the rhythm sticks)!

Why do I need to register?

Since we run most of our programs for young children when we’re not open, many people have no idea why they can’t just drop in from week to week. But if you’ve been to one of our sessions where that happens, you’ll know it can be C-R-A-Z-Y if there are too many children/parents/babies/stuffed animals in one room. So, we need people to register so that we can control each session and make it an enjoyable experience for everyone (especially the children’s librarian)!

What if it’s a bad day for us? Or what if it snows?

If the buses are cancelled, we don’t run our children’s events. Many families have older children who might suddenly be home, and it’s tricky to keep everyone occupied. We’ll post a bus cancellation on our Library Facebook page, so make sure to check there if you’re not sure.

If you can’t make a session you’ve signed up for, please CALL THE LIBRARY to let us know. Not only will we be able to pop someone else into that space at the last minute, but we’ll make sure you’re on the list for the following week. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed.

We don’t celebrate holidays. How do I know if this is not going to suit my child?

In the past, we’ve held special storytimes to celebrate holidays. It becomes a little tricky trying to make our sessions appropriate for every denomination or belief, so we tend to run very general storytimes now….no holiday books, rhymes, songs, or crafts. However, if we do decide to do something a little different, we’ll let everyone know the week before, or provide an alternative craft for those who might not want to take the one we’re handing out that week. Please feel free to talk to the librarians about special requests, such as celebrations or beliefs. We’ll do our best to make it fun for everyone!

Great!  When can I sign up?

You can sign up starting January 3rd. Give us a call at 257-2702.


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