November 27: All locations closed; no Bookmobile service.
November 28: Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed; no Bookmobile service.


storytime at Central LibraryStorytimes are about so much more than stories! They can include puppets, songs, and toys. You'll learn engaging ways to prepare your child for reading and kindergarten. We offer storytimes for all ages, including babies, as well as storytimes in a variety of languages.

Younger and older siblings are always welcome at storytimes!

All Storytimes

Storytimes by location:

Types of Storytimes

Baby Storytime: 0-24 months

Designed for our youngest group of listeners, baby storytime can include the whole family. Storytimes last about 20 minutes and feature stories, flannelboards, songs, puppets, and fingerplays. Active participation by adults and children in a baby storytime encourages mutual enjoyment.

Toddler Storytime: 2 years

Toddler storytimes last about 30 minutes and include stories, songs, flannelboards, fingerplays, and other developmentally appropriate activities with adult participation.

Preschool Storytime: 3-5 years

These storytimes consist of 30 to 40 minutes of stores, songs, flannelboards, fingerplays, and other activities.

Bedtime Storytime: 3-6 years

Youngsters may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed "friend" to experience a variety of stories, flannelboards, songs, and other activities. Library bedtime storytimes last about 30 minutes.

World Language Storytimes

Storytimes in Amharic, Hmong, Karen, Mandarin Chinese, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish.