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Children’s Storytimes

For Children from Birth to 5 Years

Librarians consider children’s developmental stages when planning stories, fingerplays, songs, and craft activities. Siblings may attend, too. All programs are free of charge.


1-2-3 Play with Me

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable one-month workshop. For children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Registration required. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with registered toddler.

Baby Lapsit

Songs, bounces, and rhymes for babies from birth to walking with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Baby Steps

Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Baby Talk

Talk about the care of babies up to one year of age with other parents. Carolyn Call, RN, facilitator.

Family Storytime

Stories, activities and special guests designed for birth-5 and their families.

Musical Storybooks

Musical Storybooks is created for 3 to 6 years and features a story, craft, and music by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet. Registration required.

Play to Learn

Engage in play for early learning. Drop in during the posted open times. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed. Adult caregiver must accompany babies and toddlers. Siblings may attend as guests.

Preschool Storytime

Engage in exciting stories, songs, and activities.

Toddler Storytime

Toddlers and caregivers share reading, writing, singing, playing and talking.

Upcoming Storytimes and More

Early Childhood

Toddler Talk

When:

Wednesday, June 19
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Early Childhood

Family Storytime (OSH)

When:

Thursday, June 20
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

OSH/Community Room

Early Childhood

Play to Learn (EAS)

When:

Thursday, June 20
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where:

EAS/Children’s Area

Early Childhood

Play to Learn (WSQ)

When:

Thursday, June 20
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:

WSQ/Children’s Area

Early Childhood

Family Storytime (CEN)

When:

Friday, June 21
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where:

CEN/Story Place

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