Lynchburg Public Library


Fall storytimes (Babygarten, Toddler Tales, and Preschool Storytime) will resume in September.

*Youth Services Fall Schedule can be viewed here: Sept-Oct 2018

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. In order to provide a more engaging experience, doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins.
Our storytimes 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

Fall 2018 Storytime Descriptions



  • Who: Children under the age of 2 and their caregivers
  • When: Mondays at 10:30-11:30 a.m. starting again on September 10
  • 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 2-3 and their parents/caregivers; siblings are welcome
  • When: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting again on September 11
  • What: The weekly toddler storytime features books, finger plays, songs and rhymes, puppets, and simple rhythm instruments in a 25-minute program. Some weeks will include a craft.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 20 children, first come, first served


Preschool Storytime

  • Who: Children ages 4-5 only. Parents/caregivers may attend if they wish.
  • When: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. starting again on September 13
  • What: Children can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in a 30-minute program. Some weeks will include a craft.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 30 children, first come, first served

Pictures of Storytimes



Toddler Tales:


Preschool Storytime:


Youth Services Staff:



  • Lynchburg Public Library

    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library

    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

  • City of Lynchburg

    City of Lynchburg logo

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.