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Early Literacy Begins with You!

Our story times are based on the Every Child Ready to Read philosophy that identifies six skills that help children to 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

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

Central

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

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

Diamond Hill/Jarvis

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

East Berry

  • **10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Story Time

East Regional

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

Ella Mae Shamblee

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

Northside

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

Northwest

  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time
  • 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bearly Bedtime Story Time
  • 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. Mondays: Family Story Time
  • 4 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Story Time

Seminary

  • **4 p.m. Wednesdays: Preschool STEAM Story Time
  • **11 a.m. Saturdays: Preschool 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: Preschool 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
  • **4 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Fridays: Friday Fun Time Story Time

Wedgwood

  • 4 p.m. Tuesdays: Family Story Time
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time

Story Time Descriptions

  • Baby and Me Story Times provide caregivers and children ages birth-18 months interactive rhymes, stories, finger plays and activities that support early literacy development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Multicultural Story Times share culturally diverse children’s literature about the richness of family customs and traditions in our diverse society.
  • 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-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.
  • Toddler Story Times are designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Enjoy interactive stories, sing-along songs and rhymes.

Last updated: Aug. 29, 2018