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What is Storytime?

Storytime is an opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way. At Storytime, children have an opportunity to do activities that promote development and learning. All programs are designed for parents to participate with their children.

The Library offers three types of Storytime:
Preschool, Lapsit, and Family.

Children of all ages are welcome to any of our Storytimes. Please be aware content and extension activities are tailored to specific age groups and may be above or below a child's level.  During winter, spring, and fall a short craft time follows Preschool Storytime.


The Library welcomes schools, daycares, and other groups.  Arrangements for these visits need to be made in advance, by contacting Andrew Davis, Children's Librarian,
at 781-7805. ext. 111 or adavis@bgpl.lib.in.us


Guidelines for Storytime

  • Be playful: Please join in and show your child that storytime is fun. The time to visit with other adults is before or after storytime.
  • Distractions: Arriving late is sometimes impossible to avoid, but please enter the room with as little disruption as possible.
    Toys and food should be put away, and phones should be turned off or set on vibrate.
  • Those bad days: Remember, we all have bad days. If your child becomes upset, please step out of the room to "regroup," then quietly return.
  • Those insecure days: Please be patient with your child if he or she wants to observe instead of joining in. We completely understand that for some children this will be their first group experience in the library, and that it may take a few visits for them to feel comfortable.
  • Bring books home too: An important part of the storytime experience for children is checking out books to read or share at home. 
  • Group visits: Our storytimes are designed for parents and children; arrangements for school, daycare, or other group visits larger than five need to be made in advance.

  

 Preschool Storytime Minimize

Upcoming Storytimes @ 11am 

June 2nd Don't Bug Me
June 9th Happy Birthday
June 16th In The Ocean
June 23rd Sheep!
July 7th Rumbling Robots
July 14th Dinosaurs
July 21st Monkeying Around
July 28th Ninjas At Night


  

 Bouncing Babies Storytime
One Wednesday a month @ 11am 
Upcoming Storytimes: 


 This program is for children from birth to 24 months and their caregivers. It is an opportunity to prepare children for literacy and welcome them to the library. We will read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays while your child feels secure on your lap.

  

 All Ages Storytime

One Wednesday a month @ 4pm
Upcoming Storytimes and Themes:

This program is open to all ages and parents, with stories based around a monthly theme.