If you andReadgrl2 your child attended preschool storytime in the spring you will notice that we’re doing things a bit differently this time. For the Fall preschool storytime session (8 weeks) we will be taking registration; you will register just once for the entire session. Your child will then be able to attend each Monday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. for the duration of the Fall session. Registration begins on Tuesday September 8th. Only children 3 – 5 years old will be able to register and attend preschool storytime. Storytime will take place in the Library Program Room, down the hallway to your right as you enter the library building.

 You are probably wondering why we are making these changes. Children ages 3 – 5 years old have reached an exciting time in their development. Preschool storytime plays an important role in enriching your child’s literacy and social skills through programs designed specifically for this special age. The librarian is delighted to share the benefits of age-appropriate books, stories, songs and fingerplays with your child.

 To help make each storytime session a success, please remember:

 Storytime will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to collect your child’s nametag and help your child get settled.

 Parents and younger siblings are encouraged to spend time together in the picture book area of the library while their preschooler is in storytime. We understand that this arrangement may cause some separation anxiety in the beginning. In this case, a corner of the Program Room will be set aside for parent’s and younger siblings.

 At the end of the storytime, the librarian will walk the children to the picture book area to meet their parents.

 What if your child is younger than 3 years old? Not to worry, we have storytimes for younger children as well.

If your child is age 24 months to 35 months, they and a parent are invited to attend Toddler Time. Toddler Time will be on Thursdays at 10 a.m. October 8 – October 29 (4 weeks). Registration will be required for this program.

If your child is age 10 – 24 months, they and a parent are welcome to attend the Mother Goose on the Loose program. There are two Mother Goose sessions this Fall. One will be on Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. September 9 – November 18. The second session will be Fridays from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. September 11 – November 13. No registration is required to attend Mother Goose.

Posted by Rebecca Maher, Children’s Librarian, and storyteller