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Storytimes 

Registration Information
Register for all storytimes by using this link to the Eventkeeper calendar:
 

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

  • Ages 0–2 years old and up
  • Thursdays at 10:30, July 11 – August 15
  • Registration is not required - but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes. This email list will cover the Mother Goose storytimes in July and August.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).
 
Mother Goose in the Loose will be outdoors under the new pavilion this summer! We will be outdoors unless there are predicted thunderstorms or the temperature is over 90 degrees. In case of thunderstorms or high heat, we will meet indoors in Volunteers Hall.
 
 

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime on Saturday!

  • Saturdays, July 20 and August 10 at 10:30
  • Registration is not required but if you register you will be added to the email list for last minute schedule changes.
Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome).
 
Mother Goose in the Loose will be outdoors under the new pavilion this summer! We will be outdoors unless there are predicted thunderstorms or the temperature is over 90 degrees. In case of thunderstorms or high heat, we will meet indoors in the Story Room.
 
 

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s

  • Ages 2 and 3 years old
  • Wednesdays at 10:30, July 10 – August 14
  • Registration is required: Limit of 12 (minimum of 6) children and their caregivers.
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This 20 to 30 minute storytime includes songs and fingerplays, simple stories, feltboard stories, and phonemic awareness activities appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome). Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.
 
The summer storytime session is six weeks, and registration is required for the session. Registration closes on July 9 for the summer session. Registering for this storytime will register you for the entire summer session (yes, it is ok to miss a storytime - we totally understand that people take vacations in the summer!).
 
Storytime for 2’s & 3’s will be outdoors under the new pavilion this summer! We will be outdoors unless there are predicted thunderstorms or the temperature is over 90 degrees. In case of thunderstorms or high heat, we will meet indoors in the Story Room.
 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 11 and close on Tuesday, July 9.
 
 

Art & Stories for 4’s & 5’s

  • Ages 4 to 7 years old 
  • Tuesdays at 10:30, July 9 & July 16 and August 6 & 13
  • Registration is required: Limit of 12 (minimum of 6) children.
This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories and phonemic awareness activities, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner. Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy! Our phonemic awareness activities will focus on learning and practicing some consonant sounds, reviewing the short vowel sounds, and learning to put sounds together to make simple words.
 
The summer storytime session is four weeks, and registration is required for the session. Registration closes on July 8 for the summer session. Registering for this storytime will register you for the entire summer session (yes, it is ok to miss a storytime - we totally understand that people take vacations in the summer!). Art & Stories for 4’s &  5’s will be outdoors under the new pavilion this summer! We will be outdoors unless there are predicted thunderstorms or the temperature is over 90 degrees. In case of thunderstorms or high heat, we will meet indoors in the Story Room.
 
Registration will begin on Monday, June 10 and close on Monday, July 8.