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Library 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, 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Alphabet Soup


(Ages 3-6)— Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 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) -One Friday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Children’s Programs

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