Storytimes and Early Literacy

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

How to Register

Storytime classes run in 6-week series. Online registration is required to secure a spot for your child for the entire series. 

  1. Select a series for your child. 
  2. Visit www.vbgov.com/library-events on the date registration opens, beginning at 10 a.m.
  3. Find a class, click the sign up button and complete the registration form.

Note: due to the popularity of these classes, registration is limited to one class each series per child

​Program availability varies by location. Check our online calendar for details, or call your library for more information.

Storytime Calendar

​​​Season​​Registration Opens​Series Begins Week Of
​Summer 2016​May 23, 2016​June 6, 2016
​Fall 2016​August 29, 2016​September 12, 2016
​Holiday 2016​October 24, 2016​November 7, 2016
​Winter 2017​January 9, 2017​January 23, 2017​
​Spring 2017​March 6, 2017​March 20, 2017

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. 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 co​​nfidence 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.

​​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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