Story Time


Summer Story Times

 

 

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

APL story times 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.

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 playtime 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, 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, pick up Make & Take Crafts that coordinate with the weekly theme.

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

Hello Hello                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN1Cyr0ZK9M

Clap Your Hands               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3c8fzbsfOE

One Little Finger               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVqcTEC3zQ

Going on a Bear Hunt     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6OVwsnuX-Y

Go Bananas                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFmr_TZLpS0

Walking in the Jungle     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoSq-yZcJ-4

Shark Song                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2o6k8aPlI

Dino Stop                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8fapoBDK4

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZA6-oUXIU&list=RDmPZA6-oUXIU&start_radio=1

Bread and Butter (Hello/Goodbye) Anything by Jbrary! Rolly Polly too.          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx61o23Vvns&list=RDTx61o23Vvns&start_radio=1

Bye Bye Good Bye           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PraN5ZoSjiY

One From the Left           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CX-jFsVtR4

Five Red Apples                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKmFHRrkFuQ

Five Spreckled Frogs       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF32P24lUCA

Penguin Dance                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf0uKmKwnKs

5 Little Penguins (favorite!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvL0gvdpq04

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”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR2alrmygrs

Going on a Dragon Hunt (Yoga) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyI3qukcTiI

Events for Kids

Kids

Special Storytime with Nathalia Palis

Join us July 13th @ 9:30 AM to see Nathalia Palis! As a Children’s songwriter Nathalia engages families in an interactive musical perfo

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Keep Our Oceans Clean Event!

July 21st @ 10 AM in the Gallery Learn about Ocean conservation and how you can keep the ocean clean with ocean-themed activities! This

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Kids

Petting Zoo in the Park!

To finish off Summer Reading with some fun, we're having a petting zoo. Come to the park on July 29th from 10AM-12PM to see goats, donkeys

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