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Our story times are based on the Every Child Ready to Read philosophy that identifies six skills that help children learn to read and five practices that enhance those skills.

Bilingual story times (Spanish and English) are available at some library locations. These story times are indicated below with ** next to the time.

For story time descriptions, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Locations and Times

BOLD

Story time offered on request any day. Ask a librarian for further assistance.

Cambridge Court

Story time offered on request any day. Ask a librarian for further assistance.

Central

  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschool STEAM Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • **1 p.m. Third Saturday of Each Month: Family Story Time
  • 3 p.m. First and Second Sunday of Each Month: Family Story Time
  • 3 p.m. Third and Fourth Sunday of Each Month: Fast Track to Reading Story Time

COOL

Story time offered on request any day. Ask a librarian for further assistance.

Diamond Hill/Jarvis

  • 6:30 p.m. Second Tuesday of Each Month: Bearly Bedtime Story Time
  • **3:30 p.m. Thursdays: Family Story Time
  • 3:30 p.m. First Friday of Each Month: School-Age STEAM Story Time

East Berry

  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Story Time
  • 4 p.m. Thursdays: Family Story Time

East Regional

  • 6 p.m. Mondays: Family Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • **11 a.m. Saturdays: Preschool Story Time

Ella Mae Shamblee

  • 3:30 p.m. Mondays: Family Story Time

eSkills

  • **11 a.m. Second and Fourth Saturday of Each Month: Family Story Time

Northside

  • **4 p.m. Tuesdays: Family Story Time
  • **5 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Story Time
  • 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bearly Bedtime Story Time

Northwest

  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • 3 p.m. Thursdays: Home School Libratory
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturdays: Preschool Story Time

Ridglea

  • 4 p.m. Tuesdays: School-Aged STEAM Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Fridays: Preschool Story Time

Riverside

  • 4 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Story Time

Seminary

  • **5 p.m. Tuesdays: Family Story Time
  • **4:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Family STEAM Story Time

Southwest Regional

  • 11 a.m. Tuesdays: Shake, Rattle and Read Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturdays: Family Story Time

Summerglen

  • 7 p.m. Mondays: Bearly Bedtime Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • 10 a.m. Wednesdays: Quiet Time Story Time
  • 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Quiet Time Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Fridays: Friday Fun Time Story Time

Wedgwood

  • 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays: School-Age Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time

Story Time Descriptions

  • Bearly Bedtime Story Times are perfect before bedtime as a quiet activity that introduces families to children’s books, songs, and rhymes.
  • Family Story Times are planned for multiple age groups of children. Come as a family and enjoy great stories, songs, and rhymes that provide something for everyone.
  • Family STEAM Story Times: Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage the entire family by sparking everyone’s natural curiosity and love of learning.
  • Fast Track to Reading Story Times: Take the driver’s seat in this special story time dedicated to reading and racing! Meet us in the Speedway Charities’ Fast Track to Reading area for stories that celebrate sportsmanship, perseverance, technology and teamwork. Interactive activities will engage children and adults in the world of NASCAR and IndyCar racing through model car engines, indoor racing and dress-up.
  • Friday Fun Time Story Times are designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Enjoy interactive stories, sing-along songs and rhymes.
  • Home School Libratory is designed for homeschoolers and their adult caregivers. Enjoy fun and informative story times, speakers, and crafts that provide something for all ages. Everyone is welcome.
  • Preschool STEAM Story Times: Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage children’s natural curiosity and support their success in school. Ages 3-5.
  • Preschool Story Times are geared for children ages 3-5 years old who have not yet started school. This story time introduces your child to the wonder of reading and instills a love of books.
  • Quiet Time Story Times: Join us for a quiet story time with gentle, age appropriate stories, simple activities and no music, dancing or art. Private setting in a calm atmosphere. Program is 30 minutes and limited to 10 children and 10 adults. Ages 18 - 36 months.
  • School-Age Story Times: School age children will connect with each other when they read, sing, craft and laugh; all the while practicing important literacy skills and having fun.
  • School-Aged STEAM Story Times: Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage children’s natural curiosity and support their success in school. Ages 6-10
  • Shake, Rattle and Read Story Times: Join us for this special story time series for lively children. If your child has always wanted to be loud in the library, then come to this program and explore sounds, movements, stories and rhymes. No shushing allowed! Ages 2 - 5.

Last updated: Aug. 31, 2019