Storytimes have started and will continue through May 13. You can sign up on our online calendar of events.
We do value your feedback. If you've attended storytime at the Keene Public Library recently, please help us plan for by completing a quick online survey.
And if you want to real along at home, you can follow along with preschool storytime by visiting Colleen's Preschool Storytime BlogImage: Story hour W.P.A recreation project - Dist. no. 2 / Shari. Ill[inois] : Federal Art Project, WPA, [between 1936 and 1939]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
Through Storytimes, we hope to:
Share the best of children's literature and illustrations;
Introduce the library and its services to children and families;
Teach children that the library is a helpful, friendly place where they can find materials to enrich their lives;
Encourage children to become lifelong readers;
Provide children with group activities and experiences;
Promote language development and provide verbal learning experiences;
Promote reading aloud at home by parents and caregivers.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to use this opportunity to teach children listening and cooperative skills. The library has a few tips that can help make Keene Public Library Storytimes more fun and rewarding.
This series is for newborn and one-year-old babies and their caregivers. Each session is full of songs and rhymes, clapping hands and smiling faces.
These programs are for walking and talking toddlers up to the age of 36 months and their parents or caregivers. Each session features simple songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.
This storytime is for children three to six years of age that have not yet started kindergarten. Each storytime is a 30 to 45-minute celebration of language. Storytime includes several books, songs, poems, and other book related activities such as crafts and creative dramatics.
These three programs are held in four sessions throughout the year. Registration is ongoing throughout each session. As long as there is room in the program, we will sign up newcomers. Call the library at 603-352-0157 to find out the dates and times for these storytimes. Alternatively, you can check online on the library's children's program calendar.br/>
The library also offers a drop-in storytime each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. There is no need to register. All you have to do is show up!
You can sign up for storytimes one month before they are scheduled to begin.
FALL STORYTIMES: September 1 through October 31
WINTER STORYTIMES: January 5 through March 6
SPRING STORYTIMES: April 6 through May 13
SUMMER STORYTIMES: This drop-in series begins the week of June 20
Don't forget, the library as lots of additional special family and youth programs. Check our online calendar for details.
And, you can drop in anytime for stories on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.