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Story Time Classes
Story Time Classes are a good way to introduce children to the library. At story times, our librarians and other specially trained staff present stories, songs, and games in the library's Little Theater. Story Time Classes teach social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. 

Although each story time is presented by a different storyteller, a common plan is shared throughout. During the 30-45 minute class, 3-4 stories are shared. Songs, fingerplays, such as the Itsy Bitsy Spider, and counting exercises are spaced around the stories. The use of puppets, musical instruments and flannel boards are often incorporated into story time. The children's department offers six-week classes, four times a year. 

Check out the event calendar for the most up-to-date story time dates and times!

Classes
  • Infant (Birth - 24 months)
    • Don't wait until your kids can read to introduce them to the library! Come to a story time geared for the youngest members of the family where we'll share little stories, songs, finger plays, and more!
  •  Toddler (2 - 3 1/2 years old)
    • Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to the library to share stories, songs, music, and motion together at these fun, interactive story times!
  • Preschool (3 1/2 - 5 years old)
    • Calling all preschoolers to a fun and active story time filled with stories, songs, movement, and more!
  • Family (Geared toward 2 - 5 years old)
    • This story time is filled with fun stories and exciting songs geared toward children ages 2 - 5, but the whole family is welcome (a perfect option for a story time that siblings can share)!
  •  Parachute (2 - 3 1/2 years old)
    • Toddlers and parents are invited to the library to share stories, music, and parachute fun at a story time geared toward a more active toddler!
  •  Yoga (2 - 5 years old)
    • Stretch your mind and body at this fun story time that incorporates yoga and stories together. Please bring children in loose clothes and bring a yoga mat or bath towel for your child to stretch on.
  •  Sensory-Friendly (Variety of Ages)
    • This story time is specifically designed for children with disabilities and their families.
  • Pajama (Geared toward 2 - 5 years old)
    • The whole family is invited to pajama story time on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Our middle school group will help with a story time filled with books, songs, dancing, and more!  
  • Special Events (Geared toward 2 - 5 years old)
    • We also offer a number of special story time classes throughout the year.  In the past some of the story times have included Christmas, Hanukkah, Earth Day, and Fire Safety Week.
  •  Traveling
    • The library visits child care centers and preschools in the Upper Merion area throughout the school year!

  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
    Have you heard about our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program?  Check it out!