“A Universe of Stories” is the theme for this summer’s reading program. StoryTimes for preschoolers and toddlers, special programs for kids ages 5-10, family fun nights and special entertainment on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. for the whole family! Sign up today as some programs are limited and require registration.
Youth Services Programs
StoryTimes, Summer Reading Programs, and special events throughout the year are part of the fun for kids at the Library!
Preregistered participants enjoy a weekly StoryTime with puppets, songs, rhymes, crafts, and, of course, stories!
Children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old may enroll for Preschool StoryTime. Toddler Time entertains children ages 6 months – 2 1/2 years old. Monday night StoryTime includes families with children up to 8 years of age.
Summer StoryTimes begin June 6 and continue until July 26.
Summer Preschool StoryTimes are:
- Monday nights @ 7 p.m. for families with children up to 8 years of age
- Thursdays or Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. for children 2 1/2 – 5 years old
Summer Toddler Time is:
- Fridays @ 9:30 a.m.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten:
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open. Children receive a book bag with information, coloring pages, reading activities, a free book and a reading chart. At each level of 100 books read, there are free stickers. Each child completing 1,000 books receives a free t-shirt and a photo on the Library’s Wall of Fame.