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Sign-Up For A Storytime At The Keene Public Library

Storytime BlogA new series of storytimes starts the week of September 1, 2014 and concludes the week of October 31, 2014. You can sign up on our online calendar of events

          • Preschool Storytime: Tues. at 1:30 p.m. or Wed. at 10:00 a.m.
          • Toddler and Two Times: Friday at 10:00 a.m.
          • Infant Lapsit: Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

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 Blog

Image:  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:

blue bullet     Share the best of children's literature and illustrations;

blue bullet     Introduce the library and its services to children and families;

blue bullet     Teach children that the library is a helpful, friendly place where they can find materials to enrich their lives;

blue bullet     Encourage children to become lifelong readers;Toddler Two Times at the Keene Puublic Library

blue bullet     Provide children with group activities and experiences;

blue bullet     Promote language development and provide verbal learning experiences;

blue bullet     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.

Lapsit Time

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.

Toddler Two-Times

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.

Preschool Story Time @ your LibraryPreschool Storytime Fun at KPL

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/>

Multi-Age Drop-In Story Programs

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!

Scheduled Storytime Series

Our storytime series have been scheduled through Summer 2015. You can sign up for storytimes one month before they are schedule to begin.

blue bullet FALL STORYTIMES:  September 1 through October 31 
blue bullet WINTER STORYTIMES: January 5 through March 6
blue bullet SPRING STORYTIMES: April 6 through May 15
blue bullet SUMMER STORYTIMES: This drop-in series begins the week of June 22

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.

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