… and we’ve added more times. Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Baby storytimes: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. No sign-up required.

The magic has returned, with picture books, puppets, and sing-along activities, for ages 0 to 6. Whether it’s your first time attending, or the first time in 14 months — welcome back to Library Storytimes!

Current schedule:

Storytimes every Thursday and Friday at 10:30 AM

Baby Storytimes every Thursday and Friday at 10 AM

Saturday Storytimes return on June 26 at 10:30 AM

Library Storytimes are an excellent way to nurture a young child’s curiosity and early cognitive development. Storytimes help provide the groundwork for language development in a young child’s rapidly growing brain. In the process, kids often develop a lifelong love for reading and books. These programs help strengthen the bonds between children and their parents and caregivers. They are also popular with grandparents, who often bring visiting family to explore what the local library has to offer.

Right after storytime, many families head over to the Children’s Room, where kids can choose the books and materials that stir their interests—not only storybooks, but also Discovery Packs. These are kits filled with hands-on activities to stimulate learning—including puppets to act out stories, and educational toys that help with everything from wordplay to counting skills. In the process, parents often meet other parents of preschoolers, while learning about the network of community resources available to support young children.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the in-person setting. Joining the Library team for these first few weeks will be a special guest: Kerry Aiken. Kerry is a longtime librarian and professional storyteller-puppeteer who retired in 2015, after a career celebrated with many statewide awards and recognitions.

In addition to Thursday in-person storytimes, families can also enjoy virtual storytimes anytime and from anywhere. Here are some of the storytimes you can watch from the comfort of home.