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Early Literacy Begins with You!

Children begin acquiring literacy skills from the moment they are born, and as a caregiver, you are your child’s first teacher. Attend story times and help prepare your youngster for success. Story times include music, rhymes, crafts and other engaging activities that develop the necessary skills to become a strong reader.

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.

Preschool Story Times geared for children who have not yet started school are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books.

Family Story Times are planned for multiple age groups of children and are scheduled at 4 p.m. and on weekends. Come as a family and enjoy great stories, songs, and rhymes that provide something for everyone.

Bearly Bedtime Story Times scheduled at 7 p.m. are perfect before bedtime as a quiet activity that introduces families to children’s books, songs, and rhymes.

Bilingual Story Times (Spanish and English) are available at all of our library locations. These story times are indicated below with ** next to the time.

Join any of these weekly story times and give your child the gift of literacy.

BOLD

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

Central

Weekly Story Times

  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
  • 3 p.m. Sundays

Special Story Times

Fast Track to Reading Story Time

3 p.m. • Sundays

  • Jun. 17
  • Jul. 15
  • Aug. 19
  • Sept. 16
  • Oct. 21
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 16

COOL

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

Diamond Hill/Jarvis

  • **4 p.m. Wednesdays
  • **4 p.m. Thursdays

East Berry

  • **10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays

East Regional

  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays
  • **11 a.m. Saturdays

Ella Mae Shamblee

  • **4 p.m. Mondays

Northside

  • **4 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Northwest

  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Ridglea

  • 7 p.m. Mondays
  • **10:30 a.m. Fridays

Riverside

  • **4 p.m. Mondays
  • 4 p.m. Wednesdays

Seminary

  • **4 p.m. Wednesdays
  • **10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Southwest Regional

Weekly Story Times

  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturdays

Special Story Times

Shake, Rattle and Read: 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)

  • 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Summerglen

Weekly Story Times

  • 7 p.m. Mondays
  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
  • **4 p.m. Wednesdays

Special Story Times

Quiet Time Story Time
Program is 30 minutes.

  • 10 a.m. Wednesdays
  • 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays

Wedgwood

  • 4 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Last updated: May 31, 2018