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Why Storytimes?

Research shows that 90% of a child’s brain develops by age 5. Prescott Public Library offers fun, educational programs to support your growing reader… we call them storytimes.

At library storytimes, youth librarians share stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more to help build your child’s imagination, language and listening skills, and love of reading! Each storytime is planned with a specific age group in mind to create a learning experience that is just right for your child’s growth and development.

Baby and Me Storytime

Fridays, 11 am
Build your baby’s brainpower with gentle stories, bouncy rhymes, and cozy fun. Baby and Me Storytime will last about 20 minutes, but you are invited to linger, play, and connect with other parents. Location: Founders Suite A & B

Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays, 9:30 am and 10:30 am (two sessions)
Support your toddler’s developing language and social skills with 20-30 minutes of delightful stories, rhymes, and fingerplays! Toddler Storytime takes place in the Founders Suite, which offers lots of space for toddlers and their grownups to move and participate. Location: Founders Suite A & B

Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays, 10 am
Foster your child’s love of books, learning, and the library with 30 minutes of stories, songs, and activities for children, ages 3-5, and their grownups. Siblings are always welcome. Location: Founders Suite A & B

Make Storytime Count!

actively engaged mother sitting on floor reading picture book to preschool aged child who is on her lap

You are your child’s first and most important teacher, and what you do in storytime matters. Below are some tips for a successful storytime:

  • Sit with your child at storytimes and participate. Your child will catch your enthusiasm and watch you for cues.
  • Please silence your cell phone and save adult conversations for later.
  • If your child is upset, it is absolutely okay to leave in the middle of storytime and bring your child back after he/she calms down. We want storytime to be a positive experience for everyone.
  • Librarians plan a variety of stories and activities to support your child’s growth and development. If you are interested in learning more about something you saw at storytime, stop by the Youth Desk or call 928.777.1537.