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.

No regularly scheduled storytimes in May, August, and December.
Storytimes at the Woodland West Branch are on hold until construction is complete.
Description

A special 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!

Location and Time
Mondays @ Northeast Branch

10:15-10:40 a.m. – Toddler Activity/ Playtime

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

Storytimes at the Woodland West Branch are on hold until construction is complete.

Description

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 calm, caregiver and baby play time. Storytimes include useful baby sign language, as well as literacy tips and activities to do with a baby during their specific daily routines: bath time, bedtime, mealtime, out and about, and play time.

Locations and Times
Weekdays @ 11:15 a.m.

TUESDAYS @ Downtown Library
WEDNESDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Southeast Branch
THURSDAYS @ Southwest Branch

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

Storytimes at the Woodland West Branch are on hold until construction is complete.

Description

Toddler Time taps into the boundless energy of your toddler. This storytime program will engage your children with short stories, fingerplays, 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.

Times and Locations

Weekdays @ 10:15 a.m.

TUESDAYS @ Downtown Library
WEDNESDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
WEDNESDAYS @ Southeast Branch

THURSDAYS @ Southwest Branch

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

Storytimes at the Woodland West Branch are on hold until construction is complete.

 

Description

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.

Times and Locations

Weekdays @10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS @ Downtown Library
THURSDAYS @ Lake Arlington Branch
FRIDAYS @ Southeast Branch

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

Storytimes at the Woodland West Branch are on hold until construction is complete.

 

Description

These storytimes focus on parent-child interaction during bilingual activities! 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. Let’s have fun with nursery rhymes & songs, book sharing, and free play!

Times and Locations

Weekdays @ 10:30 a.m.

MONDAY (TODDLER) @ East Arlington Branch

TUESDAY (PRESCHOOL)  @ Southwest Branch

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

Storytimes at the Woodland West Branch are on hold until construction is complete.
Description

Born to Stand Out is a “choose your own adventure” type of storytime for all ages and abilities. A storytime with songs, movement, activities, and stories will be presented, including sensory friendly activities. Participants will have the freedom throughout the program to participate in storytime and explore the various sensory centers that focus on storytelling, play and more. In addition, we hope that this will be a good opportunity to learn from our special need community, as well as provide a fun and comfortable environment for parents of children with special needs to get together and share their experiences.

Time and Location

Thursdays @ 9:00 a.m.
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

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

Description

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.

Time and Location

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library 

Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m

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

Description

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.