Storytimes are a fun and interactive experience for the whole family promoting a love of reading and learning for all ages. Storytimes are a great way for caregivers and families to learn early literacy best practices for continuing the learning experience in the home. Storytellers model the five best practices of early literacy: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play. For helpful ideas to get you started, see the American Library Association's Early Literacy Guidelines.
During a typical storytime, a Storyteller reads a great story aloud encouraging the audience to participate. Storytimes incorporate songs and fingerplays, which help children learn about the structure and sound of language. Storytimes for young children include play, which is how they learn and feature helpful information on child development and early learning. For more questions about storytimes, please call the Children’s Information Desk.