Storytime and Early Literacy

Storytime Programs

REMINDER: The library will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3. There will be no Storytimes that day.

Small Fry Storytime 

"Small Fry Storytime"

Session: Will Resume January 30
When:
Monday Mornings at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.
Where: Storytime Room
Geared For: Ages 0-2 but all ages are welcome at any Storytime.
Registration NOT Required

Small Fry Storytimes are 20-25 minutes long and are filled with 1-2 short books, songs, action rhymes and more!  Some songs, stories and rhymes are repeated each week and new ones are gradually introduced.  
 

Little Kid Storytime

"Little Kid Storytime"


Session: Will Resume January 31
When:
 Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (NOTE: There will be no Storytimes on Friday, February 3)
Where: Storytime Room 
Geared For: Ages 1-3 but all ages are welcome at any Storytime.

Little Kid Storytimes are 25-30 minutes long and are filled with short books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, puppets and more – a different variety each week. 

 

Big Kid Storytime
"Big Kid Storytime"

Session: Will Resume February 10
When:
 Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Storytime Room
Geared For: Ages 3-5 but all ages are welcome at any Storytime.

Big Kid Storytimes are 30-35 minutes long and are filled with longer books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, puppets and more – a different variety each week. This Storytime is geared for children who are ready for stories that are a bit longer.  
 

Family Storytime

"Family Storytime"Session: Will Resume February 2023
When:
 Periodic Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (Check the calendar)
Where: Storytime Room or Community Room 
Geared For: Ages 0-5 but all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Family Storytimes are 30-35 minutes long and are filled with longer books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, puppets and more – a different variety each week. This Storytime is geared for families, so all ages are welcome.

 

Outdoor Family Storytime
"Outdoor Family Storytime"

Session: Will Resume Summer 2023
When:
 Wednesdays 10:30
Where: Outside between the Children's porch and the library sculpture. 
Geared For: Ages 0-5 but all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Outdoor Family Storytimes are 30-35 minutes long and are filled with active songs and stories.  Participation is encouraged! We spread out on the Library lawn and there's plenty of space for everyone. These Storytimes are weather dependent. Outdoor Family Storytime has no registration.  If cancellation is necessary due to weather or other factors out of our control, an announcement will be made on social media and noted on the event calendar.



 

 

Questions about any of these programs? 

Email us via the Contact Us form on the website, direct it at Youth Services. Or call us at 608-825-0701. 

Check our calendar for current Storytimes.
Sessions Start:
- End of January (Spring Session)
- Mid June (Summer Session)
- Mid September (Fall Session)

Very Wiggly Wednesday

When: Most Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m., beginning February 1
Where:
Community Room
Geared For: Ages 0-5 but all ages are welcome!

Very Wiggly Wednesday is free open play time!  Youth Services provides a variety of toys, puppets, and puzzles, and fun music to help get some wiggly energy out! Caregivers can play and interact or sit back and watch, but must stay in the room to tend to their children. It's a great time to connect with other caregivers! Very Wiggly Wednesday has no registration. 

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Early Literacy Resources


Black History Month Picture Books
Black History Month Picture Books

 

 


In each video Ms. Lynn reads one or two picture books celebrating black culture, history, or people. 
YouTube Playlist of Black History Month Picture Books