Fairfield, Libbie Mill, North Park, Tuckahoe, Twin Hickory, and Varina libraries are open to the public with limited hours and occupancy. Additional locations will reopen soon in our next phase. We are offering contactless holds pickup, new online programs and storytimes, digital library cards, and more. Details here.
  • Virtual Storytimes

    Join us online for storytimes with familiar faces! Tune in through our Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:30 AM for family storytime, and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM for pajama storytime.

Storytimes

  • Finding the best-fit storytime for your child means maximum fun and learning! Our storytimes are designed for specific age and development levels. And many of our libraries offer storytimes in evening and weekend times for families who are busy during weekdays.

    Upcoming dates are listed below. Most of our regular storytimes are held weekly, with occasional two- or three-week breaks throughout the year. For a detailed schedule refer to our Events Calendar. You can also pick up a printed schedule of weekly storytimes at your library, or download and print one yourself below.

  • Age-specific Storytimes
  • Lapsit Lambs

    (Newborns, pre-walkers)

  • Mother Goose

    (6-24 months)

  • Toddler

    (24-36 months)

  • Toddler Music

    (24-36 months)

  • Preschool

    (3-5 years)

  • Toddler & Preschool

    (24 months-5 years)

  • Rock 'N' Read

    (24 months-5 years)

  • All-ages Storytimes
  • Family Storytime

  • Pajama Storytime

    Pajamas Welcome!

  • Twlight Tales

  • Hello! Storytime

  • Cuentos Bilingües

    (Bilingual Storytime)

  • Sensory Storytime
  • Sensory Storytime engages children through movement, music, stories, sensory activities and play. This welcoming, encouraging and supportive program is smaller and more adaptive than other storytimes. An early intervention professional will assist.

  • Sensory Storytime

    (1-5 years, all abilities)

Storytimes

  • Finding the best-fit storytime for your child means maximum fun and learning! Our storytimes are designed for specific age and development levels. And many of our libraries offer storytimes in evening and weekend times for families who are busy during weekdays.

    Upcoming dates are listed below. Most of our regular storytimes are held weekly, with occasional two- or three-week breaks throughout the year. For a detailed schedule refer to our Events Calendar. You can also pick up a printed schedule of weekly storytimes at your library, or download and print one yourself below.

  • Age-specific Storytimes
  • Lapsit Lambs

    (Newborns, pre-walkers)

  • Mother Goose

    (6-24 months)

  • Toddler

    (24-36 months)

  • Toddler Music

    (24-36 months)

  • Preschool

    (3-5 years)

  • Toddler & Preschool

    (24 months-5 years)

  • Rock 'N' Read

    (24 months-5 years)

  • All-ages Storytimes
  • Family Storytime

  • Pajama Storytime

    Pajamas Welcome!

  • Twlight Tales

  • Hello! Storytime

  • Cuentos Bilingües

    (Bilingual Storytime)

  • Sensory Storytime
  • Sensory Storytime engages children through movement, music, stories, sensory activities and play. This welcoming, encouraging and supportive program is smaller and more adaptive than other storytimes. An early intervention professional will assist.

  • Sensory Storytime

    (1-5 years, all abilities)

Expectations for Caregivers and Children

Help everybody get the most out of storytime by following these guidelines!

Come Early

Space is limited due to room capacity. Show up early to make sure you find a spot. We are unable to accommodate group visits at storytimes. Please call your library to arrange something special for your group.

Join In

We encourage caregivers to sing, clap, and play along! Young children learn by doing, and you are your child's best role model.

Model Good Listening

Sit close to your child, turn off cell phones and wait until storytime is over to chat with other parents.

Health and Safety First

If the room is full, please park strollers outside. Leave toys and snacks outside the story room. Constant coughing and runny noses mean it's time to stay home. If your child is having a hard time, being aggressive or disruptive, please feel free to take a break and come back when everybody is ready.

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