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Please note:  There is a limited storytime schedule during December.  The regular storytime schedule for all Library locations will resume in January.  Click here to see December storytimes.

Daycares and preschools, please call ahead for all children's programming.

Early literacy does not mean teaching young children how to read. Instead, it means helping children develop the skills they will need to become successful readers. Early literacy activities build rich language skills: vocabulary, self-expression, and understanding (comprehension). These skills help children make sense of printed words when they start reading.

Children’s Librarians have identified five early literacy practices that help children get ready to read: playing, singing, reading, talking, and writing.  We incorporate these practices into our storytimes to help you put your children on the path to reading success!


  • Central Library: Babies Get Down(town)
10:00 AM (crawling to 18 months)
  • Eastside Branch: Jump Baby Jump
10:30 AM (18-30 months)
11:00 AM (18-30 months)



  • Beaumont Branch:  Movers & Shakers Toddler Time
11:00 AM (walking babies-24 months)
  • Eastside Branch: Baby Jam
10:15 AM (0-2 years)
11:00 AM (0-2 years)
  • Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn!
11:00 AM (3-5 years)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Baby & Me
10:30 AM (0-18 months)


  • Beaumont Branch: Side by Side Storytime
11:00 AM (2-3 years)
  • Central Library: The Young & the Restless
10:00 AM (2-3 years)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM (1-2 years)
  • Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime
11:00 AM (3-5 years)


  • Beaumont Branch: Baby Storytime
11:00 AM (0-18 months)
  • Eastside Branch: Toddler Time
11:00 AM (2-3 years)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM (3-5 years)
  • Village Branch: Family Storytime
4:00 PM (0-7 years)


  • Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn
11:00 AM (3-5 years)
  • Eastside Branch: Baby Jam
10:15 AM (0-2 years)
11:00 AM (0-2 years)
  • Northside Branch:  Juguemos a Escuelita
11:00 AM
  • Tates Creek Branch: The Young & the Restless
10:30 AM (2-3 years)


  • Beaumont Branch: Family Storytime
11:00 AM (Families)
  • Central Library: Super Saturday
11:00 AM (Families)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Saturday Storytime
11:00 AM (Families)