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 regularly offer a Storytime program for children ages 3-6 and a Toddler Time program for children ages 18-36 months. 

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

  • Wednesday mornings from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
    • For children ages 3 to 6

Toddler Time 

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

  • Monday mornings from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • For children 18 to 36 months of age
  • Thursday mornings from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    • For children 18 to 36 months of age

For the most up-to-date information and location for each event, be sure to visit our online calendar!

Group Visits

School and daycare groups wishing to attend storytime 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.