These sessions will help children learn to love stories and get ready for reading. Parents will also learn about authors and titles and how they can help their child get ready for learning and school. For information about program dates and times, please visit our online calendar.
Read, Sing, Play!
Children and their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs, and rhymes with activities and time for play! Just drop in! Offered at Brodie, County Park, and Waverley branches.
A drop-in, literacy based storytime for babies up to 24 months. Your baby will learn through stories, songs, lap rhymes and play. Siblings are welcome. Offered at County Park Tuesdays @ 10:30 am (summer session June 25 - August 20) and Waverley THursdays @ 10:30 am (summer session July 4 - August 22)..
Tales for Twos
Singing, stories, activities, and rhymes for two year olds and their caregivers. Registration begins two weeks before program date by phone, in person, or online. Fall 2019 program registration opens September 18 @ 10:00am.
A school readiness program for children ages 3 and 4 to attend on their own while caregivers remain nearby in the Library. Parental participation is required for the activity portion of the program. Registration begins two weeks before program date by phone, in person, or online. Fall 2019 program registration opens September 17 @ 10:00 am.
Early Literacy Programs are generously supported by:
Build and Play @ Mary J - any time!
Families are invited to come and play with our creative engineering and building toys! Mastermind a massive marble maze, build an adventure with Goldie Blox, or snap together Magna Tiles. Toys are suitable for children ages 4+ and are available whenever the Library is open.
County Park Creations
Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, May 4 - August 31.Play, build and create using Lego and other kits! All ages, just drop in.
Space Program Stellar Science
July 3 @ 2:00pm at Mary JL Black and July 22 @ 2:30pm at County Park
Explore the science of space with seven interactive stations filled with hands-on actvities! All ages, just drop in.