Storytime

Storytimes are Back!!!

In order to provide the best storytime experience for everyone, we ask that you observe the following guidelines:
  • Arrive early to give your child time to get settled in to the library, make a nametag for storytime, and use the bathroom if needed. There is no registration required for any storytime.
    • Late arrivals will not be allowed into storytime after ten minutes to avoid disrupting storytime leaders and fellow visitors, especially children who may be easily distracted.
  • Grownups and children sit together in order to encourage children to join in and participate. Children are more engaged when their caregivers are participating, too. And it’s fun!
  • Keep cell phones quiet out of respect for storytime leaders and fellow visitors.
  • Save chatting for later. Please make use of the Play Area before and after storytime for socializing!
Our storytimes are offered four days a week for a variety of age groups. Please select the one that most closely matches your child’s age.
Ages 0-1 year: Infant Storytime. Simple lap rhymes, books, songs, and games. 10:00-10:30 am, Wednesdays.
Using scarves is one of our favorite storytime activities!
Ages 1-3 years: Toddler Tunes and Tales.  A storytime using music, finger plays, stories, and movement.  Join us for toddler merriment as we sing songs and listen to a story.  10:00-10:30, Thursdays.
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Ages 3-5 years: Preschool StorytimeLively time of sharing books, songs, puppets, nursery rhymes, early literacy and pre-school activities. 10:00-10:45 am, Mondays.
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Ages 3 – 5 years: Step Into Music. Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games, and movement.  10:00-10:45 am, Tuesdays.
Ages 2 – 7 years: Bedtime Stories.  Stories, flannel boards, games, and crafts are included in this bedtime activity. Jammies, stuffies, and blankies welcome! 6:30-7:00 pm, Tuesdays.

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6 Comments

  • colette farrell Reply

    I have been to a lot of story hours at different states and find DPL is the greatest of all. DPL deserves a REWARD. It is great for my two grandchildren Abbie 5 and Arianna almost 2. If not working I bring them to what ever you offer.(which is sooooooooo much. SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DPL Kids Reply

      Thank you, Colette! We are so glad to hear that you and your granddaughters enjoy the library so much and we look forward to seeing all of you soon! 😀

      ~Miss Nicole

  • Frances Vachon Reply

    Hello to the DPL!
    Would you consider adding an event for 3 – 5 year olds in the afternoon? That way the kids who go to AM kindergarten can participate.
    Thanks so very much for all you do!

    • DPL Kids Reply

      Hi Frances! Thanks for reaching out and telling us what you’d like to see. We want everyone to find something fun to do at the DPL, and storytimes are certainly a big part of that. We tried last school year to have a 1pm kindergarten-aged storytime, but for some reason it didn’t quite catch on. We may revisit the idea again in the future, but we do encourage you to try some of our other activities and events. We have a Tuesday night Bedtime Stories program each week for kids aged 2-7, as well as fun special events like One Spooky Night coming up in October, or Elf Training in December. Thank you for your input–it will help us with our future programming!

  • Lauren Palmer Reply

    There used to be a kids 3 and under music/dance/ sensory station class on Thurs/ or Friday morning that was awesome! please please bring it back!!

    • DPL Kids Reply

      Hi Lauren, thanks for your comment. Our Thursday class has been Mother Goose on the Loose for quite some time, and it does involve lots of music, rhyming, and movement, so that may be what you’re remembering. It’s for kids ages 1 & 2, all the way until they are 3. Once they are 3, kids are invited to come to either Monday or Tuesday storytimes. The Tuesday one is all music-based; lots of instruments, sounds, dancing, and singing. You may also be thinking of “1-2-3 Explore!” which we did this past summer as a sensory playtime for 1, 2, and 3 year olds. We LOVED that and can’t wait to bring it back, so please keep your eyes open as spring approaches and our new program calendar is all set up. Again, thank you for your interest and feedback–it helps us keep our programming useful and fun! 🙂

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