Introduce young children to reading fun at BPL?s storytime. Join our children's librarian and specially trained staff as they present literacy-rich books and stories to assist in developing pre-reading skills. Other enrichment activities may include music and movement, fingerplays, puppets and crafts. Weekly storytimes will help your child develop the skills needed for learning success. Choose the storytime right for your child!
Baby Play & Rhyme Time
Thursday @ 9:30 am
For babies from birth through 24 months and their parents/caregivers
Recognizing the developmental needs and attention spans of young children, Baby Play & Rhyme Time is an approximate 15 minute program that encourages interaction through simple books, bubbles, music, rhymes and playtime. This program gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other young families.
Tales & Tunes for Toddlers
Tuesday & Wednesday @ 9:30 am
For 2 and 3 year-old children and their parents/caregivers
Tales & Tunes for Toddlers is a short 20 minute active program that promotes positive learning experiences through short picture books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannel boards, puppetry and weekly repetition. Parents and children are encouraged to sit together for easy interaction. Tales & Tunes for Toddlers will help your child develop an early appreciation for books while encouraging emerging language skills. Coloring sheets follow storytime.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday @ 10:30 am
For 3 through 5 year-old children and their parents/caregivers
Preschool Stories is a 30 minute program sharing the best of children's literature and illustrations, action rhymes and songs. This program will build language, literacy and listening skills while developing a love of books, the library and the joy of reading. Related craft activities will explore a variety of media.
Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
Evening Storytime is a quiet 30 minute family storytime where children can unwind with books, rhymes, songs and crafts. Come to Evening Storytime to prepare your children for lifelong learning , while experiencing an enjoyable evening at the Library! Families are encouraged to participate and to borrow related materials to read together at home.
Saturday @ 11:15 am
Make the most of your weekend by joining us for Saturday Storytime, where the whole family shares and enjoy books, songs, rhymes and craft activities that help children build critical language, literacy and listening skills. At Saturday Storytime, we learn and have fun!