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

Preschool Playtime

August 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break. ...

Toddler Play Time

August 26, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
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. Free, no registration required.

Join us for an informal play time with blocks and music while we take a Story Time break.  ...

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.

Baby Playtime

August 27, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break. ...

Preschool Play Time

August 28, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for an informal play time with blocks and music while we take a Story Time break.  Contact: Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000 x215 ...

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.

Toddler Playtime

August 29, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break. ...

Baby Play Time at Bowman

August 29, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It's a special play time for infants (birth to 18 months). The joys of books, language, movement, and music is happening! Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more!  Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more! Meet ...

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

8/30 @ 4:00pm
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8/31 @ 11:00am
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Middle Kingdom
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a fun sleepover at the library. Hear a story and do an activity, then say goodnight to your friend and find out the next day what fun was had! Pickup is Saturday at 11am. ...

Family Playtime

August 31, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break. ...

Family Play Time at Bowman

August 31, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:
The whole family can come together to enjoy stories, songs, and imaginative play with blocks. This preschool age-appropriate event is developed and shared to foster a love of books, libraries and reading. Let's play together! ...