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Storytimes 

Due to the current surge of COVID-19 cases, we are making changes to library programming for the safety of all.
  • Indoor programming at the library is on hold until April 4.
  • Outdoor storytimes will resume on January 26, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, outdoor storytime will be cancelled. Outdoor storytime registrants will be notified by email if storytime is cancelled due to inclement weather or other reasons.
  • Virtual storytimes will resume on January 24. There is a unique Zoom link for each virtual storytime meeting, and those Zoom links are emailed to our storytime email list members the business day prior to each storytime meeting.
  • Virtual storytime registrants will be notified by email if virtual storytime is cancelled for any reason.
  • Registration is required for all storytimes due to limited space.
  • All storytimes are subject to change. Changes in local COVID-19 numbers may result in cancellation of storytimes; registrants will be notified if storytime is cancelled.
Registration for VIRTUAL storytimes:
Register for VIRTUAL storytimes by filling in this brief Google Form: https://forms.gle/NxRLuzkJmjuWT48c7
 
Registration for OUTDOOR storytimes:
Register for OUTDOOR storytimes by filling in this brief Google Form: https://forms.gle/31ncCNkwptBUT1VH8
 

Mother Goose on the Loose ~ Infant Storytime

  • Ages 0–2 and up
  • Mondays at 10:30 AM – virtual, registration required
  • Thursdays at 10:30 AM – outdoor, registration required
  • No Storytime on 2/21 & 2/24.

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).
 

Storytime for 2’s & 3’s

  • Storytime for 2’s & 3’s
  • Wednesdays at 10:15 AM – virtual, registration required
  • Wednesdays at 11:00 AM– outdoor, registration required
  • No Storytime on 2/23.
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This 20 to 30 minute theme-based storytime includes songs, simple stories, feltboard stories, and fingerplays appropriate for children aged 2 & 3 years old and their caregivers (older siblings are also welcome).
 

Stories for 4’s & 5’s

  • Ages 4 & 5+
  • Mondays at 1:30 – virtual, registration required
  • No Storytime on 2/21.

This 30 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, features a few longer, more complex picturebook stories and some fun fingerplays and songs.