Storytimes

Storytimes at the library and in the parks are back! Plus, watch early bird learning videos on demand at any time.

Miss Juanta leads a Juneteenth storytime in Scoville Park in 2021.

In-person storytimes

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending these programs.

Shake, Rattle & Read at the Library

Join your favorite librarians for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun!

  • When: Saturday, May 28, 10-10:30 am
  • Best for: Ages 0-5
  • Where: Main Library Veterans Room. Register now »
  • When: Mondays, June 13-August 15, 10:30-11 am (no storytime on July 4)
  • Best for: Ages 0-5
  • Where: Maze Branch Library Meeting Room. Register now »
  • When: Fridays, June 17-August 19, 10:30-11 am
  • Best for: Ages 0-5
  • Where: Dole Branch Library Meeting Room. Register now »

Celebrate Juneteenth Storytime

Enjoy short books paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.

  • When: Thursday, June 9, 10-11 am
  • Best for: Ages 0-11
  • Where: Scoville Park. Register now »

Shake, Rattle & Read in the Park

Share books, songs, and play with fun storytimes in our parks. Weather permitting.

  • When: Tuesdays-Thursdays & Saturdays, June 14-August 20, at 10-10:30 am
  • Best for: Ages 0-5
  • Where:
    • Tuesdays: Lindberg Park, 1150 N. Marion
    • Wednesdays: Scoville Park, 800 Lake St.
    • Thursdays: Euclid Square Park, 705 Fillmore St.
    • Saturdays: Stevenson Park, 49 Lake St.
    • See all dates on the calendar »

Young & Restless

Enjoy short books paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.

Supported Storytime

Classes are structured with visual schedules and include fun picture books and songs, with fine and gross motor movement activities. Sensory supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful.

  • When: Tuesdays, June 14, July 26 & August 23, 4-4:30 pm
  • Designed for: Children with disabilities ages 3+ with caregiver support; siblings welcome
  • Where: Dole Branch Library Meeting Room. Register now »

Genevieve with squirrel puppet
Miss Genevieve and her squirrel puppet during a live virtual storytime via Zoom.

Live virtual storytimes

Cozy Pajama Storytimes

Join us via Zoom for a special cozy storytime! Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite cuddly stuffie for some cozy stories and fun songs.

  • When: Thursday, May 26, 6:30-7 pm
  • Best for: Ages 0-6
  • Where: Live on Zoom! Register now »

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