In person storytimes are temporarily suspended. Please visit our calendar for our schedule of virtual storytimes.
Our storytimes instill a love of reading and learning in children of all ages.
They are carefully designed so that young children will be able to enter school ready to read, write, and listen.
Each week of storytimes focuses on a different early literacy skill. We offer tips to empower parents and caregivers so they can work with their children outside of the library on their literacy skills.
- Print Motivation – interest in and enjoyment of books.
- Print Awareness – understanding of the use of of print.
- Phonological Awareness – the ability to hear and manipulate the smaller sounds in words.
- Vocabulary – knowing the meanings of words: things, feelings, concepts, ideas.
- Narrative Skills – being able to understand and tell stories.
- Letter Knowledge – knowing what letters are, and what sounds they make.
Please visit http://calendar.buckslib.org/ to find a storytime near you.
How can a grownup make the most of storytime?
- Coming to storytime on a regular basis.
- Turning off your phone for the duration of storytime.
- Arriving a few minutes early.
- By not bringing snacks and toys to the storytime.
- Waiting to talk to other grownups until after the storytime.
- Practicing storytime rhymes and songs at home.
- Talking with your child about the books read at storytime afterward.