Story Time and Toddler Time

Children at storytimeReading aloud promotes early literacy skills in young children and is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children and takes them to places and times they have never been, enlarging and enhancing their worlds. Reading aloud creates a positive association with books and reading, as well as provides a chance for parents and children to strengthen their bond.

At the NRH Library, we offer a weekly Story Time program for children ages 3-6 and a Toddler Time program for children ages 18-36 months. 

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Story Time

Young children, ages 3 to 6 years, are invited to enjoy a variety of stories, action rhymes and/or songs during this 30-minute program. Story Times provide a foundation for building a life-long love of books and reading.

  • Location: Polly's Room in the Children's Library
  • Wednesday mornings from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. and from 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
  • For children ages 3 to 6
  • A craft activity will follow each Story Time
  • Parents are welcome to attend Story Time

Toddler Time

This 30-minute interactive program for toddlers, 18 to 36 months, and their caregivers features stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs. Toddlers will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition, and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers.

  • Location: Polly's Room in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday mornings from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • For children ages 18 to 36 months and their parent or caregiver
  • Children and parents are encouraged to stay after Toddler Time for Stay and Play -- a time for children to learn social interaction skills and for parents to visit with other toddler parents

Group Visits

School and daycare groups wishing to attend Story Time should see Group Visits and Tours for more information.

For More Information

For more information please call the Children's Department at 817-427-6818.