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 on Facebook Live!

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). Watch live on Facebook or later on our YouTube Channel.

  • 3rd Tuesdays, 9:00 AM, HRLS Facebook Page

 

Storytime and Puppets Online!

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). Watch live on Facebook or later on our YouTube Channel.

  • Wednesdays, 11:00 AM, HRLS Facebook Page

 

Storytime and Craft on Zoom!

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). Join us over Zoom for interactive fun each storytime week. *Registration required*  through the library calendar for live Zoom link or watch later on our YouTube Channel.

  • Fridays, 9:00AM, Zoom

 

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.

Family Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for the entire family who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration require...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Time

11:15am - 11:45am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for the entire family who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration require...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Preschool Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration requ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Preschool Time

11:15am - 11:45am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration requ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LIVE! Storytime and Puppets

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Storytimes
Event Details:

Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up)

Climb aboard and sail the seven seas! We're live this week! Join us for story and song and fun with the puppets. ...

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 & Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL West Reading Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for infants and toddlers consisting of stories, rhymes, bounces, and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration required f...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Baby & Toddler Time

11:15am - 11:45am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for infants and toddlers consisting of stories, rhymes, bounces, and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration required f...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for the entire family who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration require...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Preschool Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program held outside on the West Reading Room Esplanade (enter through the front doors of the library to be directed). *Registration requ...