Lynchburg Public Library

Storytimes

Current Storytimes Happening this Month 

Fall Programming begins on Monday, September 18th!

Storytime Goals

Our storytimes are designed to help young children acquire the skills they need to start school ready to learn.  We emphasize early literacy skills such as talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing in our storytimes.  Our goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with children for a lifetime.

Attendance Limits

To offer a quality storytime experience for you and your child, attendance at all storytime programs is limited.  Storytimes are open to all, first come, first served.  Doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins to provide a more engaging experience.  Our weekly programs cannot accommodate school groups, camps, or daycares.  Ensure maximum enjoyment and learning for your child and others by following these guidelines: Storytime Expectations 2017-2018

Storytime Descriptions

  • Babygarten
    • Who: Children under the age of 2 and their caregivers
    • When: Mondays at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • What: The weekly Babygarten class is full of reading, rhyming, singing, and more.  Each class includes a 20-minute circle time followed by a 20-minute free play/activity time.  Siblings are welcome.
    • Where: Storytime Room
    • Limit: 30 children, first come, first served
  • Toddler Tales
    • Who: Children ages 2 and 3 and their caregivers
    • When: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
    • What: The weekly Tales for Twos storytime features books, finger plays, songs and rhymes, puppets, and simple rhythm instruments in a 25-minute program.  Siblings are welcome.
    • Where: Storytime Room
    • Limit: 20 children, first come, first served
  • Preschool Storytime
    • Who: Children ages 3-5 only; caregivers do not attend.  Please ask a youth librarian if you have any questions.
    • When: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    • What: Children can enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a sometimes a craft in a 30-minute program.
    • Where: Storytime Room
    • Limit: 30 children, first come, first served
  • After School STEAM for 6-8-year-olds
    • When: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
    • What: STEAM is a weekly 30-minute program with science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities
    • Where: Activity Room in Youth Services
    • Limit: 20 children, first come first served
    • Parents do not attend
  • After School STEAM for 9-12-year-olds
    • When: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
    • What: STEAM is a weekly 30-minute program with science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities
    • Where: Community Meeting Room
    • Limit: 20 children, first come first served
    • Parents do not attend
  • STEAM for 6-8 year-olds
    • When: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    • What: STEAM is a weekly 30-minute program with science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities
    • Where: Activity Room in Youth Services or the Community Meeting Room
    • Limit: 20 children, first come, first served
    • Parents do not attend
  • STEAM for 9-12 year-olds
    • When: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    • What: STEAM is a weekly 30-minute program with science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities
    • Where: Activity Room in Youth Services or the Community Meeting Room
    • Limit: 20 children, first come, first served
    • Parents do not attend

Pictures of Storytime

Babygarten:

Toddler Tales:

Preschool Storytime:

STEAM for ages 6-8:

STEAM for ages 9-12:

Youth Services Staff:

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