Storytimes

Early Learners

For the most up to date Storytime information, please see our online event calendar.

Children start to develop early literacy skills beginning at birth, and reading together with children continues to be one of the most powerful ways to develop early literacy skills. Join us for energetic, engaging, and fun storytimes that will facilitate early literacy experiences and give you ideas for new ways to engage your child in early literacy practices.

Upcoming Storytimes

Babies & Toddlers

Fridays @ 10:00 am, September 16 through November 18. Join your children’s librarians for stories, songs, play, and Very Important Fun with other babies and caregivers. This storytime is designed for babies ages birth through 18 months.

No registration is necessary, but space is strictly limited so please pick up tickets from a Children’s Librarian before the program begins.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

Tuesdays @ 10:00 am, September 13 through November 15. Join us for a fun half hour of stories, songs and other learning activities! This weekly class is designed to jump-start early literacy skills for walkers and “wobblers.” No registration is necessary, but space is strictly limited so please pick up tickets from a Children’s Librarian before the program begins.

Dates & information on our online calendar.

Preschoolers & School Age

First Saturday @ 10:00 am, beginning October 1. Join the librarians for stories and songs in a smaller group setting. This storytime is designed for children ages 4-8 with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, & other developmental disabilities. It features stories, songs, and activities with visual supports and an expected routine.

Contact our children’s librarians (rdgchild@noblenet.org) if you have questions about this storytime or would like a social story to help you prepare for your visit. Registration is not required, but is encouraged.

Dates & registration on our online calendar.

Mondays @ 3:30 pm, October 3, November 7, April 3, and May 1. There is so much nature to explore right here in Reading! We’ll meet at a local conservation land site, read a science story, then take a hike and use our observation skills to find fascinating things. Flowers, insects, animal tracks, rocks… who knows what treasures we’ll find! This program is for kids in grades 1-3 with a caregiver.

Come prepared for a hike: wear closed-toe shoes, bug spray and sun screen. The terrain will be uneven, and may be rocky and sloped. If accessibility is an issue, please contact us in advance so we can choose an appropriate location.

Dates & registration on our online calendar.

 

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