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Youth Services offers preschool storytime on weekday mornings at most locations. Sessions are usually 8 weeks long, but you can attend one storytime without attending the whole session.  Sign up through the event calendar (link opens in a new tab)!


Storytime is a great way to introduce skills that children will use when they learn to read. We emphasize these early literacy skills at our storytime programs:

  • Print awareness
  • Phonological awareness
  • Letter recognition
  • Vocabulary
  • Storytelling
  • Love of books and reading!


We read books that use rhythm and rhyme, descriptive language, helpful illustrations, and concepts like colors, numbers, and letters.  Here are some of our favorites:



Here are some tips for getting the most out of storytime: 

  • Sing along with songs and rhymes
  • Model listening behavior during the story
  • Feel free to leave and come back if your child isn't participating the way you hoped!
  • Save snacks for later (food is not allowed in the library)


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