Story Time

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you call for current dates, times, and location.

APL story times return October 4 – November 17 with Ms. Angela!

Early Literacy Classes teaching social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, colors, and vocabulary.

Story Times are broken up into sessions throughout the year.

All sessions currently meet in the Gazebo in the park. 

NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE Babies & More Story Time

  • For children newborn – 2 years old
  • Registration is not required.

Children and caregivers can have fun with rhymes, songs, puppets and book time (children hold their own board books). This early literacy program lasts 20 minutes followed by a play time for “social skills” practice.

Twos Time

  • For children 2 years old
  • Monday 10:30 am & Tuesday 9:30 am
  • Registration is not required

This early literacy program is specially designed for two-year-olds. Fun activities include rhymes, songs, puppets, action activities, and stories. Following the 20 minute program in the Gazebo, come to the Library to pick up Make & Take crafts and coloring sheets.

Preschool Story Times

  • For children ages 3 – 5
  • Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:30 am
  • Registration is not required

Preschoolers can exercise their imaginations and get ready for reading with fun rhymes, songs, puppets, movement activities, and stories. Following the 20 minute program in the Gazebo, come to the Library to pick up Make & Take Crafts that coordinate with the weekly theme.

We’d like to share with you our favorite songs & fingerplays.

Hello Hello                

Clap Your Hands     

One Little Finger     

Going on a Bear Hunt

Go Bananas              

Walking in the Jungle

Shark Song                

Dino Stop                  

Old Town Folk Music (I like their Row Row Row, If Your Happy and You Know it, Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, If all of the Raindrops, Old McDonald, This Old Man)

Bread and Butter (Hello/Goodbye) Anything by Jbrary! Rolly Polly too.

Bye Bye Good Bye 

One From the Left 

Five Red Apples      

Five Spreckled Frogs

Penguin Dance        

5 Little Penguins (favorite!)

5 Little Ducks (We don’t use this music, we sing it but these are basically the moves we do…but we wave for “far away”)

Going on a Dragon Hunt (Yoga)

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