Storytime

Storytimes help parents foster a lifelong love of books and reading in their children. Storytime is not only fun for children, but also informative and engaging for the parents who attend with them. Different storytimes focus on different age groups, but every storytime helps children and parents bond by participating in healthy, enriching activities together.

Printable Storytime Schedule PDF

Which storytime is right for you?

bouncing baby storytime

Bouncing Babies

(Birth to 18 months)

Bouncing Babies Storytime focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills. This lap sit Storytime will introduce a love for books by using song, movement, rhythm, and rhyme. The program will help improve motor, sensory, and social skills during parachute play and play time.

Bouncing Babies is a 30-45 minute program.

Lake Arlington Branch

Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.

Northeast Branch

Mondays, 11:15 a.m.

Southeast Branch

Fridays, 11:15 a.m.

Southwest Branch

Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.

Woodland West Branch

Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.

toddler time

Toddler Time

(18 months to 3 years)

Toddler Time taps into the boundless energy of a two-year-old to get your child involved in this interactive Storytime. This Storytime program will engage your children with short stories, finger plays, action rhymes, and songs. Your toddler will be learning sounds, letter recognition, and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers all while having fun.

Toddler Time is a 20-30 minute program.

Lake Arlington Branch

Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m.

Northeast Branch

Mondays, 10:15 a.m.

Southeast Branch

Fridays, 10:15 a.m.

Southwest Branch

Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.

Woodland West Branch

Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.

WeeRead

Wee Read

(3 to 4 years)

Wee Read storytimes focus on parent-child interaction during a bilingual storytime! This program uses a wide variety of activities designed to help preschoolers with language acquisition and pre-literacy skills all while being fun and engaging. These storytimes also provide parents with information, handmade toys, and effective tools to entertain, interact, comfort, and observe their child. The Wee Read storytime is designed for 3-4 year olds, but younger children are welcome as well. Let’s have fun with nursery rhymes & songs, book sharing, and free play!

Wee Read is a 60 minute program.

East Arlington Branch

Mondays, 10:30 a.m.

preschool

Preschool Storytime

(3 to 5 years)

Your pre-readers will improve literacy skills that they need for their upcoming kindergarten year. This Storytime features longer books which are accompanied by a variety of activities, including puppetry, dramatics, simple crafts, and flannel boards.

Preschool Storytime is a 30 minute program.

Lake Arlington Branch

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Northeast Branch

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Southeast Branch

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Branch

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Woodland West Branch

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

family storytime picture

Family Storytime

(all ages)
Family storytime is appropriate for your whole family, with books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, and more! This Storytime helps reinforce a lifelong love of learning in children as well as offers parents, caregivers, and children reading techniques and new ideas about how to fully engage with reading.

Night Light Storytime @ First United Methodist Church of Arlington

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Family Playtime & 6:30 p.m. – Storytime

Saturday Storytime @ Southeast Branch

Second Saturday of Each Month, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Storytime @ River Legacy Living Science Center

Third Saturday of Each Month, 11 a.m.

Special Storytime photo

Special Event Family Storytime

Throughout the year, the library holds special events such as the Teddy Bear Carnival, Spring Break Puppet Week, and Touch a Truck, and themed storytimes are a highlight. Visit our calendar to see when the next special event will be.

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.