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Children's Storytimes

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All in-person children's storytimes have been cancelled during the Library's COVID-19 closure. 

See our homepage for information about online stortytime programming and our Mom, I'm bored page for fun ideas while you're at home.

Storytime isn't just about sitting and listening. It's about riding your imagination to a faraway place, time or even world... Experiencing things you never thought of before... Learning about things you never even knew existed... Understanding your feelings in ways you couldn't access before... Developing a love of books and learning that will last a lifetime... Join us!

Regular Storytimes are typically NOT HELD during Winter Break, the first two weeks of Summer Vacation, and the last two weeks of Summer Vacation. Please check our Calendar for exact dates and any last-minute changes or cancellations. For more information, phone 303-651-8477.  If you require reasonable accommodation(s) in order to participate in these programs, please call (303) 651-8477.

Comuníquese con Valerie al 303-651-8783 para información en español.

These programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Longmont Library

The Friends of the Longmont Library generously support library programs and services.

Special Storytimes

Sustainability Storytime Series

  • Fridays, March 20 (CANCELLED), April 17 (CANCELLED), August 21, and October 16, 11 to 11:30 am
  • Head to this special Family Storytime series to find out how to be good stewards of our environment and community.
  • Learn about how the City of Longmont is working to integrate sustainability into the everyday life of the community and learn tips about how you can too.
  • This is a four part series and each storytime will focus on a different aspect of taking care of our environment:
    • March 20 - Saving Energy
    • April 17 - Saving Water
    • August 21- Transportation
    • October 16 - Reducing Waste
  • Intended for all ages.
  • No registration required.

Regular Storytimes

Registration is not required for these storytimes, unless otherwise noted.  Drop by and join the fun!

We're offering a program for children that combines yoga and storytime.

Yoga Storytime

  • Mondays, 11 to 11:45 am
  • All ages
  • Join Valerie, our NIA and Creative Movement-certified librarian, for an interactive and playful 45-minute storytime, integrating stories and songs with yoga poses and movement.
  • For families with children. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied.
  • In the large Meeting Room.

The Library has storytimes for toddlers each week.Toddler Storytime

  • Tuesdays, 10:15 to 10:45 am & 11 to 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 & 3
  • A 30-minute storytime designed for toddlers and their grownups.
  • Expect longer stories, songs, and movement to build language and literacy skills.
  • Children and grownups should be ready to sit and participate with the story reader together.
  • Caregivers must be present with the children.
  • In the large Meeting Room.

The library offers storytime for babies and their caregivers each week.

Baby Storytime

  • Wednesdays, 10:15 to 10:35 am and 11 to 11:20 am
  • Birth to age 2
  • An interactive storytime designed for the very youngest children and their grownup.
  • 20 minutes of short stories, lots of songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fun for child and grownup to build language and pre-literacy skills!
  • Caregivers must be present with the children.
  • In the large Meeting Room.

The library offers bilingual storytime.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües

  • Thursdays, 11 to 11:30 am
  • Stories and songs in Spanish and English.
  • All ages.
  • In the Craft Room.
  • No registration required.


Bedtime Storytime

  • Thursdays, 7 to 7:30 pm
  • Stories and songs are presented with a 3 to 6-year-old audience in mind, although everyone is welcome.
  • Wear pajamas if you would like and bring a stuffed animal to add to the fun!
  • Caregivers must be present with the children.
  • In the Craft Room.

The library offers a storytime for kids of all ages and their caregivers each week.

Family Storytime

  • Fridays, 11 to 11:30 am
  • All ages. 
  • A 30-minute Friday fun storytime designed for children of all ages and their grown ups.
  • Lots of fun picture books will be shared along with movement. Age-appropriate stories and games to help your children become ready to read.
  • Periodically this storytime will feature a special guest or craft activity.
  • Children should be ready to sit and participate with the story reader.
  • Caregivers must be present with the children. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied.
  • In the large Meeting Room.

The Library offers a storytime featuring classics twice a month.Throwback Thursday: Storytime Classics

  • This storytime is currently on hiatus due to staffing shortages.



The library has experience bags for toddlers and preschoolers.First Experience Bags

... because early childhood is all about firsts.

First Experience Bags are designed for preschoolers through young elementary school children facing first time experiences that can be scary or cause apprehension.  These bags include books, videos, music, and toys to help ease the fear of the unknown around common childhood experiences. The materials in these bags come in many formats that are geared towards a full sensory experience that allow for conversation starters and imaginative play. They are light blue in color.

The library has storytime kits for toddlers and preschoolers.Storytime Kits

...because reading comes before learning.

Storytime Kits are ideal for preschoolers through elementary school children.  Each bag features several books on a theme, a particular author, or a series, plus a stuffed animal friend or manipulative toy. These stories and toys are designed to be fun and engaging and are meant to facilitate read-alouds between grown-up and child or a group of friends. These bags were previously known as “CATS Tales” but have been refreshed and rebranded.  These kits are also in light blue bags.


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