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.
Story times end the week of Dec. 9 and resume the week of Jan. 6.
Bon Air Library will be closed Nov. 11-mid-December for facility maintenance. Story times will be held at Perk! during that time.
Clover Hill Library will be closed the week of Nov. 11. Please visit another library for story times during that week.
|Library||Day(s) of the Week||Time(s)|
|Bon Air Library||Wednesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Bon Air Library (evening story times)||Second Thursday||6:30 p.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||Wednesday||10:30 a.m.|
|Ettrick-Matoaca Library (Family Story Times)||Second Saturday||10:30 a.m.|
|LaPrade Library||Monday||10:30 a.m.|
|LaPrade Library (Toddler Tales)||Second Tuesday||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.|
|North Courthouse Road Library||Saturday||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.
|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.
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