Story Times

Visit us every Monday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for Facebook Story Time!  All in-person story times have been temporarily suspended as CCPL continues to follow group size and spatial distancing guidelines from health and government officials.  

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.

Find all of our story times on our event calendar.

Little girl watches woman reading a book to her and other kids and their moms during story time.


LibraryDay(s) of the WeekTime(s)
Bon Air Library
Wednesday10:30 a.m.
Bon Air Library 
(Pajama Story Times)
Second Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Central LibraryTuesday10:30 a.m.
Chester LibraryTuesday and Wednesday10:30 a.m.
Clover Hill LibraryWednesday10:15 am. and 11:15 a.m.
Enon LibraryWednesday10:30 a.m.
Ettrick-Matoaca LibraryWednesday10:30 a.m.
Ettrick-Matoaca Library (Family Story Times)
Second Saturday
10:30 a.m.
LaPrade Library Monday10:30 a.m.
LaPrade Library (Toddler Tales)
Second Tuesday
10:30 a.m.
Meadowdale LibraryTuesday10:30 a.m.
Midlothian LibraryMonday and Tuesday10:30 a.m.
North Courthouse Road LibraryTuesday and Wednesday10:30 a.m.
North Courthouse Road Library
10:45 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.

LibraryDay of the WeekTime
Clover Hill LibraryMonday6:30 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.

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.

LibraryDay(s) of the WeekTime
LaPrade LibraryFourth Wednesday of the Month10:30 a.m.
Meadowdale LibraryPlease call for an appointment.