Guidelines and Tips for Storytime
Allow you and your child time to hang up your coats and get ready for storytime. Storytimes start promptly at their scheduled time.
Visit the Bathroom
Leave enough time for a trip to the bathroom before storytime begins. Bathroom breaks in the middle of storytime can be very disruptive.
Take a Break-It's OK!
Young children like to move and explore, but they should not prevent others from enjoying storytime. If your child becomes disruptive or upset, please take a break outside of the storyroom and return when he/she is calm.
Model Appropriate Behaviors
Parent/Caregiver involement in storytime is a great way to model appropriate behaviors! This helps encourage positive behaviors like participation, good listening, following directions, and being respectful of people and things in the story room.
Please silence and put away your cell phones at the beginning of storytime.
Your child should leave any personal toys at home. The library is filled with developmentally appropriate and engaging toys!
Please do not bring snacks to storytime, as this may become a distraction to other children.
Please avoid chatting with other adults during storytime. Our storytimes are for you and your child to learn & enjoy together!
Encourage your child to help clean up any materials and toys used during storytime.
Storytime at Home
We emphasize literacy in all of our programs, often through playful activities. Children learn through play, so think of this as your 30 minutes a week to pick up fun new activities to try together at home.
Return to the Top