Lynchburg Public Library


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.

Storytime Descriptions



  • Who: Children under the age of 2 and their caregivers
  • When: Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 16 – May 8 (no Babygarten on March 20 or April 17)
  • 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., Jan. 15 – May 7 (no Toddler Tales on April 9 or April 16)
  • What: The weekly toddler storytime features 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, and movement to promote early literacy skills.
    Most weeks will include a craft.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 20 toddlers; first come, first served


Junior Explorers

  • Who: Children ages 4 & 5; due to limited materials and the movement activities, siblings cannot attend. Parent/caregiver attendance is optional.
  • When: Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 14 – May 6 (no Junior Explorers on Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 11, April 8, or April 15)
  • What: Junior Explorers combines a traditional storytime with age-appropriate elements of STEAM, as well as sensory and movement activities. These ‘messy play’ activities foster curiosity and imagination, and will follow a monthly theme.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 20 children


Pictures of Storytimes



Toddler Tales:


Junior Explorers:

  • 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

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