Storytimes and Early Literacy

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

Storytime classes run in 6-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. ​​Program availability varies by location. ​

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Storytime Calendar

​​​Season​​Registration Opens​Series Begins Week Of
​Spring 2017​Mar. 6, 2017​Mar. 20, 2017
​Summer 2017 (4-week series)​May 22, 2017​June 5, 2017
​Fall 2017​Aug. 28, 2017​Sept. 11, 2017
​Holiday 2017​Oct. 23, 2017​Nov. 6, 2107​

Storytime Class Descriptions

​Title​Description
​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. 
​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. 

​​Early Literacy Tips


Here are some tips and activities​ to support your child's early literacy skills.

Books & Reading

​Looking for age-appropriate books to read with your child? You’ll find book lists, title recommendations, and more on our Books & Reading page.​​
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