Children’s Storytimes at Central Library

Children from Birth to 5 Years

Librarians consider children's developmental stages when planning stories, fingerplays, songs, and craft activities. Siblings may attend, too.

Kalamazoo Public Library offers many special events for kids. Check the Kids' Calendar for all upcoming programs.

All programs are free of charge.

Questions? Talk to your children’s librarian.

Join the Fun!

Baby Lapsit 

baby-storytime-3-23-09-72.jpgStorytime for babies from birth to walking and their caregivers with rhymes, songs, and books! Siblings may attend as guests.

 

 


Baby Steps 

baby-steps-72.jpgA chance for walking babies up to two years old to try the newly learned skills of walking, clapping, jumping, and dancing. Siblings may attend as guests. Children must be acompanied by an adult caregiver.

 


Toddler Storytime 

storytime-3-72.jpgToddlers 2 to 3 1/2 years old and caregivers will enjoy this lap-sit of stories, songs, and a simple craft. Siblings may attend as guests. Children must be acompanied by an adult caregiver.

 


Preschool Storytime 

preschool-storytime-41-72.jpgA storytime just for older preschoolers from 3 1/2 to 5 years includes stories, crafts, fingerplays and other fun activities. Siblings may attend as guests. Children must be acompanied by an adult caregiver.

 


Family Storytime 

thumb_storytime-6-72Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for preschoolers from birth to age 5, but younger and older siblings welcome. Children must be acompanied by an adult caregiver.

 


Musical Storytime 

mr-steve-22509-022-72.jpg Sing-along songs, puppets and fun with special musical guests! Stories, action songs, and more for moms, dads, caregivers, and children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

 


1, 2, 3, Play With Me 

play-with-me-72.jpgDesigned for children ages 1-3, these enjoyable five-week workshops will provide parents and caregivers an opportunity to spend time interacting with their child as they learn through play.

Registration required.