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!

Weekly Story Hours

Storytime helps to build literacy skills, school readiness, and social skills while giving parents and caretakers a great opportunity to bond with their child.

Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-2) —Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6) —Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bilingual Storytime (Ages 3-5) —Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Family Fridays (All ages) – Second Friday of the month, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

SOUNS Early Literacy

A Montessori-based approach to letter learning that puts your child on the path to being reading ready.

SOUNS Infant-Walker (Ages 0-3)— Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

SOUNS Preschool (Ages 3-6)— Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Children’s Programs

Origami Club (Ages 7-12) – First Wednesday of the month, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wii Love Games and Crafts (Ages 8-12) – Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Make and Take Labs (All ages) – Specific Saturdays, check program calendar for details

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