Storytimes and Early Literacy

​​​​​​​​​​VBPL offers age-specific storytime programs for children 6 months to 5 years old.

Storytime classes run in 5-week series. Online registration is required to secure a spot for your child for the entire series.​​ Note: due to the popularity of these classes, registration is limited to one class each series per child. ​​Registration for all series opens exactly 2 weeks prior to the first program in the series. Program availability varies by location. ​

2023 Storytime Series Schedule

Series Start​Series End
January 9
​February 11
​January 16
​March 6
​April 8
May 1
​June 3
​May 29
July 10
​August 12
September 11
​October 14
November 6
​December 9  
​November 10, 23, & 24

Storytime Class Descriptions

Designed for young children and their caregivers, library storytimes engage participants with fun, dynamic early learning activities. Children and their caregivers share books, songs and action rhymes, practice early numeracy, engage in fine motor skill activities, and celebrate each child’s unique personality and learning style. Storytimes support healthy, play based learning, whole-child development and foster early literacy and social-emotional skills that are essential for school and reading readiness.

​Baby Rhyme​​​ Time​Ages 3 - 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. 
​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. 
​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. 
​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 co​​nfidence building.  
​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. 
​On My Own ​​Ages 4 & 5 without caregiver in storytime room. 

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