Story Sharing with Children

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STORYTIME IS FOR EVERYONE! FIND THE RIGHT STORYTIME FOR YOU.

WHAT IS EARLY LITERACY? (AGES 0-4)

Early literacy encompasses what children need to experience before they learn how to read and write. This begins in the first three years of a child's life and is related to the interaction children have with books, everyday language through talking, singing, writing and playing. Help your child get ready to read with simple activities every day including:every child

  • Talking with children is one of the best ways to help them learn new words and information.
  • Singing is a natural way for children to learn about language and the parts of words.
  • Reading together is the most important way to help children get ready to read.
  • Writing and reading go together. Scribbling and writing help children learn that written words stand for spoken language.
  • Playing helps children put thoughts into words and think symbolically so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real objects and experiences.

Learn more about the Every Child Ready to Read parent education initiative here or visit your library branch to experience a storytime based on these five practices.

 

Baby Time

Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your infant in an early literacy program consisting of stories, rhymes, bounces and more. (Ages 0-18 Months)

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 AM, Handley Library
  • Thursdays, 11:00 AM, Bowman Library

Toddler Time

Toddlers build language skills in an early literacy program for active little ones consisting of stories, rhymes, songs and more. (Ages 3 & Under)

  • Mondays, 11:00 AM, Bowman Library
  • Thursdays, 10:30 AM, Handley Library

Preschool Time

Preschoolers develop pre-reading skills in order to help them grow into successful readers at this early literacy program consisting of stories, rhymes, songs and more. (Ages 3 & Up)

  • Mondays, 10:30 AM, Handley Library
  • Wednesdays, 11:00 AM, Bowman Library
  • Thursdays, 10:30 AM, Clarke County Library

Woman reading story to children during storytime

Family Time

The whole family can help foster a love of books and reading. Enjoy an early literacy program consisting of stories, rhymes, songs and more. (All Ages)

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  • Saturdays, 10:30 AM, Handley Library
  • Saturdays, 11:00 AM, Bowman Library

Tiny Tales

Participate in a story sharing program at area partnership sites. (Ages 2-5)


Sensory Sensitive Storytime

Enjoy a program designed for all abilities in an inclusive environment of stories, rhymes, movement, and song. Geared especially for children on the autism spectrum and those with sensory integration challenges. Registration required. (All Ages)

  • 3rd Saturdays, 11:30 AM, Handley Library

Upcoming Storytime Events

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime and Puppets Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Donna on Facebook as we premier on the Handley Regional Library System Facebook pagel. Tune in for a read-aloud and special puppet guests or catch the program anytime after the event on our YouTube Playlist.  ...