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Story Times

By attending library programs on a regular basis, the child can develop the skills of listening, asking questions, taking turns, following instructions, and other important social skills required by the time they enter school. It’s about so much more than just the reading of books!
 
Call our Storyline at 419.526.2665 any time to listen to a story.  A new story is read each week! 

Fall Story Times

Winter Session:

January 9-Febuary 18, 2023

In addition to our regular story times listed below, you can now join our children’s staff for a family story time on the first Wed. of each month at Buckeye Imagination Museum (admission required), or on the second Mon. of each month at Relax, It’s Just Coffee. 

Bellville Branch-419.886.3811

Family Story TimeWed. @ 10:30 AM

Butler Branch-419.883.2220

Family Story TimeMon. @ 10:30 AM

Crestview Branch-419.895.0010

Family Story TimeMon. @ 11:30 AM

Lexington Branch-419.884.2500

Family Story TimeTue. @ 10:30 AM
Family Story TimeWed. @ 10:30 AM
Baby Story TimeThu. @ 10:30 AM

Lucas Branch-419.892.2576

Family Story TimeThu. @ 10:30 AM

Madison Branch-419.589.7050

Family Story TimeMon. @ 6 PM
(12/19, 1/23, 2/20)
Family Story TimeTue. @ 10:30 AM

Main Library-Children’s Dept. 419.521.3130

Family Story TimeTue. @ 10 AM & Thu. @ 6 PM
Explore on the FloorThu. @ 10 AM

Ontario Branch-419.529.4912

Family Story TimeMon. @ 6 PM
Toddler Story TimeTue. @ 10:30 AM
Baby Story TimeWed. @ 10:30 AM

Plymouth Branch-419.687.5655

Family Story TimeThu. @ 10:30 AM

Space may be limited at story times at other locations in the community. Please call your branch to reserve your spot. 

Upcoming Story Times

Not Sure Which Story Time to Attend?

Recommended for children from 6 to 24 months (pre-walkers and walkers) and their caregivers, but all are welcome. We encourage active participation in these programs that include rhymes, songs, lap games, stories, music, interactive activities and book sharing time.
This program helps develop language skills and is a great way to meet other new parents.

Ages 6 months through preschool and their caregivers can participate in this drop-in story time with a twist. We build early literacy skills, engage in sensory play, and interact with others as we explore the world around us. It is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to "play with purpose" with their little one.

Recommended for children 2 – 3 years and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Participants will enjoy this lively program of songs, rhymes, movement, imaginative activities and book sharing time.
This program introduces children to the literature and rhymes of early childhood and encourages group participation.

Join us for a variety of wonderful stories and enjoyable library activities. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.  Everyone is invited to come share some fun with us!

Join our Facebook group to stay in-the-loop and interact with our librarians.

Watch some of our past virtual story time videos here.

We have LaunchPads available for checkout to keep the learning going from your home. These LaunchPads are pre-loaded with audiobooks, learning apps, videos, and read-alongs.