Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Early Literacy Story Times are designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child. Story times last about 30 minutes.
Following the story time, our craft and activity sheets extend the story time experience and provide children a chance to develop their fine motor skills, build self-esteem and gain positive emotional responses to learning.
Help your preschool-age child explore activities that promote and strengthen early literacy skills. Little Explorers exposes children to a different hands-on discovery station each week. These activities were specially designed by our Early Literacy Story Time librarians to help children strengthen skills that will help them learn to read and write. Bring your child to any CCPL location while Story Times are in recess. Visit our event calendar for a schedule of Little Explorers events.
Story times will resume the week of Jan. 7.
|Library||Day(s) of the Week||Time(s)|
|Bon Air Library||Wednesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Central Library||Tuesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Chester Library||Tuesday and Wednesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Clover Hill Library||Wednesday||10:15 am. and 11:15 a.m.|
|Enon Library||Wednesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Ettrick-Matoaca Library||Tuesday||10:30 a.m.|
|LaPrade Library||Monday||10:30 a.m.|
|Meadowdale Library||Tuesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Midlothian Library||Monday and Tuesday||10:30 a.m.|
|North Courthouse Road Library||Tuesday and Wednesday||10:30 a.m.|
Pajama Story Times
Pajamas and a stuffed animal are optional for this early evening library fun. Story times help develop early literacy skills, which enable your child to be reading-ready for kindergarten.
|Library||Day of the Week||Time|
|Clover Hill Library||Monday||6:30 p.m.|
Mother Goose Story Time
Babies will learn and play in this interactive 30-minute story time! Begin your child's appreciation for books and develop their early literacy skills through stories, songs, lap rhymes, and movement. This program is for babies, from birth to two years old, and their caregivers.
Registration is required at most locations and begins two weeks before each session.
Baby Signs Story Time
Learn sign language through stories, songs, rhymes, and play. Ages 0-23 months. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each program.
Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session.
Sensory Story Time
Sensory story time promotes learning through books, songs, movement, and hands-on activities so that children can utilize all five senses.
Recommended for ages 2-5. No registration necessary. Visit the event calendar for days and times
Day Care Story Times
Specially designed for child-care providers, these large-group story times are held once a month at select libraries.
|Library||Day(s) of the Week||Time|
|Bon Air Library||Second Tuesday of the Month||10:30 a.m.|
|LaPrade Library||Fourth Wednesday of the Month||10:30 a.m.|
|Meadowdale Library||Please call for an appointment.|