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)

Learning begins at birth. 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:

  • 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.

Baby Time

Woman reading story to children during storytime

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

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)

  • 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

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Paws for Reading

April 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Clarke County
Cancelled
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Beginning readers can read a book to a loving and patient therapy dog! All Ages. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Preschool Time

April 6, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Storytime

April 6, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
​Storytime for Toddlers (three and under) Bring your movers and shakers to a storytime designed especially for wiggly toddlers.   Early literacy enhancing activities include books, music, movement, and more.   Mondays at 11:00 a.m. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

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

Baby Time

April 7, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for infants consisting of stories, rhymes, bounces, and more.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Preschool Storytime Bowman Library

April 8, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us as we sing with puppets, read some stories, and dance to music! Ages 3 and up. Bowman Library Children's Room at 11:00 a.m. Free! Early literacy enhancing-activities including books, music, movement, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Tiny Tales at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

April 8, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Off Site
Cancelled
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for a special storytime at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Preschool Time

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Clarke County
Cancelled
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Ages 3 & Up. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Toddler Time

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program designed specifically for active toddlers with stories, rhymes, songs and more.     ...
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Time at Bowman Library

April 9, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:
Storytime for infants (birth to 18 months) is an early literacy program designed to introduce your baby to the joys of books, language, movement, and music! Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more! Meet in the Bowman Libra...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.