Storytimes and Programming

storytime-programming-optLibrary storytime is a fun and interactive opportunity for children to build literacy and reading readiness skills as well as social skills in a structured creative environment. It is also a unique opportunity for bonding between child and caregiver. Each of Ida Public Library’s storytimes is specifically tailored to the age-group for which it is intended, implementing developmentally appropriate stories, games, crafts, and activities based on up-to-date research in early childhood methods and emergent and early literacy practices. Most importantly, they are fun!

Lapsit Storytime — Ages 0-3 — Tuesdays; 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Sullivan Meeting Room
Storytime for babies and their parents that focuses on simple concepts, object labeling, rhythm and repetition, and language learning. Includes 15 minutes of open play time following the session.

Preschool Storytime — Ages 3-6 — Wednesdays; 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Sullivan Meeting Room
Storytime for preschool-aged children that builds social skills, classroom readiness and early literacy skills through stories, songs, interactive activities.

Pajama Storytime — All Ages — Mondays; 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Reading Corner of Children’s Dept.
Kids are invited to wear their pajamas to this fun and relaxed storytime that features storybook favorites the whole family will enjoy.

Bilingual Storytime — Ages 3-6 — Fridays; 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Meeting Room
Spanish and English speakers are welcome at this fun and interactive bilingual storytime.

For more information about our storytimes and other programming for children, please visit our web calendar or call us 815.544.3838