Join us for storytimes at the library and in the parks all summer long! Plus, watch early bird learning videos on demand at any time.

Miss Juanta leads a Juneteenth storytime in Scoville Park in 2022.

In-person storytimes

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

Shake, Rattle & Read at the Library

Get ready to sing, dance, and listen to great stories!

Mondays at Maze Branch Library

  • When: Mondays, September 12-December 12, 10:30-11 am
  • Best for: Ages 0-5
  • Where: Maze Branch Meeting Room.
  • Register now »

Fridays at Dole Branch Library

  • When: Fridays, August 19 & September 9-December 16 (no storytime November 7), 10:30-11 am
  • Best for: Ages 0-5
  • Where: Dole Branch Meeting Room.
  • 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, through August 20 & September 6-27, 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 »

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, August 23 & October 4-December 13 (no storytime November 8), 4-4:30 pm
  • Designed for: Children with disabilities ages 3+ with caregiver support; siblings welcome
  • Where: Dole Branch Library Meeting Room.
  • Register now »

Young & Restless in Scoville Park

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

  • When: Tuesdays, September 6-27, 10-10:30 am
  • Designed for: Ages 0-2
  • Where: Scoville Park, 800 Lake St.
  • Register now »

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