VBPL offers age-specific storytime programs for children 6 months to 5 years old. For registration information, visit www.vbgov.com/library-events
. Just call or stop by your area library to secure a spot for your child. View the 2014-2016 Storytime Calendar
for storytime registration information for future series.
Storytime classes are a fun and engaging way for children to build
early literacy and social skills, gain confidence, experience a growing sense of independence as well as develop a love of reading and books.
The classes are age-specific, based on Every Child Ready to Read
principles and designed to build the early literacy skills children must have in place in order to be able to learn to read. We accomplish this through rhymes, reading, fingerplays, age appropriate activities and our most important element - parent participation and education.
Our classes include: "A Reader is Born" (For expecting parents and those with children up to 12 months)
Learn songs, rhymes and stories to share with your baby. Guest speakers from the community will discuss relevant topics including safe sleeping habits, yoga, financial planning and more. Families and siblings welcome.
Baby Rhyme Time (Ages 6 - 12 months with caregiver)
Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time. Build brains and early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Call your library for enrollment information.
Onesies Rhyme Time (Ages 12 – 24 months with caregiver)
Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language and reading skills as children move from crawling to walking. Includes rhymes, books, baby sign and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and motor skills. Call your library for enrollment information.
Just 2s (Age 2 with caregiver)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, letters, etc.) and build early literacy skills with your curious toddler, as he develops independence and social skills. Call your library for enrollment information.
3s Please (Age 3 with caregiver)
With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities as well as independence and confidence building. Call your library for enrollment information.
Combined Preschool (Ages 3-5 with caregiver)
We emphasize letter recognition and activities that support independence, social skills and confidence building. Includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to prepare children for the Kindergarten PALS assessment screening. Call your library for enrollment information.
On My Own (Ages 4 & 5 without caregiver in storytime room)
Designed for children who can participate independently, On My Own classes help prepare children for the Kindergarten PALS assessment screening and reading through exposure to books, rhymes and literacy based activities. Call your library for enrollment information.
In addition, we offer:
Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs (Grades K-5)
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Call your library to register.
Program availability varies by location. Check our online calendar
for details, or call your library for more information.