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?

NEW Storytime: Read and Play

Introducing a special new playtime for North Arlington! Bring your little ones (birth to 3-years-old) for a morning of stories, songs, and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends before and after while your child plays with various learning and fun toys. Find out which time fits for you!

Mondays @ Northeast Branch

10:15-10:40 a.m. – Toddler Activity/ Playtime
10:45-11:15 a.m. – Toddler & Baby music & movement storytime
11:15-11:45 a.m. – Baby Playtime

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, and rhyme. The program will help improve motor, sensory, and social skills with parachute play and play time.

11:15 a.m. Weekdays

TUESDAYS @ Woodland West Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
THURSDAYS @ Southwest Branch
FRIDAYS @ Southeast Branch

toddler time

Toddler Time

(18 months to 3 years)

Toddler Time taps into the boundless energy of a two-year-old. 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.

10:15 a.m. Weekdays

TUESDAYS @ Woodland West Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
THURSDAYS @ Southwest Branch
FRIDAYS @ Southeast Branch


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.

10:30 a.m. Weekdays

TUESDAYS @ Northeast Branch
TUESDAYS @ Southwest Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Southeast Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Woodland West Branch
THURSDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch


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!

East Arlington Branch

Mondays, 10:30 a.m.

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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

First Tuesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m.

Saturday Storytime

River Legacy Living Science Center

Third Saturday of the month @ 11 a.m.

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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.