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Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Storytime at Your Public Library

Participating in storytime at your local library will help your child get ready to read.

Library staff incorporate talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing in each session, and provide ideas and inspiration to build literacy skills at home.

Take a look at the types of programming offered below and then visit the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library website for the schedule and registration details specific to the library in your community!

Early Literacy Programs

Baby Time (Children under 1 year with their caregiver)

Interactive time for babies and caregivers. Short books, rhymes, songs and more. Program is 15-20 minutes in length, a group play time is offered following the session at most sites.

Family Storytime (Children from 0-5 with their caregiver)

Thirty minutes of stories, rhymes, songs and silliness. Perfect for families with multiple children of different ages.

Tot Time (Children under 2, with their caregiver)

This 20-30 minute program is designed specifically for toddlers. We will explore picture books, rhymes, finger plays, lap rhymes, movement rhymes, felt stories and songs. Art activities are offered at some sites.

Preschool Storytime (Children ages 3-5, with their caregiver)

Stories, rhymes, music, fun and friends! Art activities are offered at some sites


Check your local library for a listing of all programs offered!

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