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Kids Programs

Story Time Sessionskids programs

Baby Lapsit and Toddlers storytimes happen at the Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence Street. Preschool storytime happens at the Mt. View Children's Library.

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Early Literacy-enhanced storytime sessions offer a variety of Book related experiences for young children. The sessions are developmentally appropriate and include such activities as picture book reading, storytelling, music, flannel board presentations, fingerplays and simple crafts.

Use the information listed below to select the programs right for your children.

Baby Lapsit: The Birth of a Book Habit

Birth - 12 months

Babies' brains grow rapidly.

Reading to babies right from birth stimulates their minds, develops language skills and lays a foundation for later reading success.

Babies grow into children who love to read when they experience the warmth and pleasure of cuddling with parents and listening to nursery rhymes and stories.

During this special time for babies we'll learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read a book, make music with rattles, and dance!

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to network and share with other parents and caregivers.

Toddlers: The First Steps Toward Reading

12 - 30 months

Toddlers love activity and the chance to practice their growing language skills. You can use these traits to advance your toddler’s pre-reading skills.

Join us for a very active and interactive time of storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music making, dancing and of course socializing among these high energy toddlers!

Preschoolers:  Growing into Readers

3 - 5 years

Preschoolers are almost ready to read!

You can further develop your preschooler’s pre-reading skills by continuing to read in order to develop vocabulary, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge, interest in reading and the understanding that words are made up of a number of sounds.

Join as for this special time of building reading skills through stories, fun wordplay activities, and simple crafts.

Outreach Programs      

School/Library Collaboration

“Just Right for You” is a special summer Library/School collaboration program for preschoolers entering kindergarten and kindergartners entering first grade.

Grant Street School Reading Specialist Mary Sepler and Youth Services Librarian Jean-Marie Tarascio offer a wide range of skill building activities for early readers. Mary is also available to answer any questions parents may have about the leveled reading program at Grant Street School.

Books for Babies

It is never too early to start reading to your baby.

And thanks to the Friends of the Library and Bingo Night at the Hilltop Tavern, the library has been able to provide all parents of newborns in the community with a special book bag filled with a board book and tips on reading to their newborns.

Day Care Delivery: The Library Comes to You

These picture books make house calls!

The easiest way to help children learn to read is easy. Expose them to colorful, interesting books.

So each month the library delivers a full box of picture books to several private preschools in the community. The boxes rotate monthly, providing lots of variety and supporting the importance of an in-house library for early readers and pre-readers. To learn more visit our Outreach Services page.