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    Morning Storytimes

  • Kick off the holiday season with the Nutcracker Ballet Storytime at the Library.
  • Come have a jolly storytime with Santa and Friends!
  • Join us for the librarians' annual performance of The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher!
  • The Airborne Dance Tour Ensemble brings
  • Welcome winter with a special solstice-themed storytime.
  • The Library has a special storytime with movement and games for preschoolers.
  • Margaret Furumo brings together science and stories in the Library's
  • Come to a family storytime and end the fun with parachute play!
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    Bedtime Storytime

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    Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingüues

Children's Storytimes

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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!

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.

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

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


morning-storytime-squareMorning Storytimes

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 10:15 to 10:45 am and 11:00 to 11:30 am

 

 

Lap-sit Storytime • Birth to Age 2

  • An interactive storytime for the very youngest children
  • 20 minutes of short stories, lots of songs, nursery rhymes, and fun for everyone!

Toddler-Parent Storytime • Ages 2 and 3

  • 20-minute Toddler Storytime
  • for children and their parents or caregivers.
  • Children should be ready to sit and participate with the story reader, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Preschool Storytime • Ages 4 to 6

  • 30 minutes long
  • Children should be ready to sit by themselves.
  • Parents and caregivers are not required to stay in the story room.
Registration is not required.  Drop by and join the fun!

bedtime-storytime-squareBedtime Storytime

Thursdays, 7 to 7:30 pm

  • Stories and songs are presented in the Craft Room 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!
  • Parents and Caregivers must accompany their children.
  • No registration required.

The library offers bilingual storytime.Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües

Second Mondays of the Month, 6 to 6:45 pm

  • ¡Venga con sus niños y juntos disfrutarán de 45 minutos de cuentos, canciones, y rimas en español e inglés!  Este programa es llevado a cabo por una bibliotecaria bilingüe y es ideal para niños en  grados K-5.
  • No hay que registrarse.
  • Join us for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English!  This program is conducted by a bilingual librarian and is best for grades K-5.
  • No registration required.

The Library has a special storytime with movement and games for preschoolers.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Preschool Storytime with Debbie Lane

2nd & 4th Fridays of the Month, 11 to 11:30 am

  • Family preschool storytime with movement, bubbles, and fun books!
  • Best for ages 6 and under.
  • No registration required.

Come to a family storytime and end the fun with parachute play!

Parachute Play Storytime

Mondays, 11 to 11:30 am during the school year

  • Join us for a family storytime, followed by parachute play with Miss Elektra and Miss Valerie!
  • Best for ages 6 and younger.
  • This storytime is held in 4-week session blocks so that librarians and participants can build on themes and skills learned from week to week. 
  • Registration is required, is for a whole 4-week session, and is limited to 20 children. Watch this space to register for upcoming sessions. No email?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.
  • Register for the November Session:  Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 11 to 11:30 am

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Margaret Furumo brings together science and stories in the Library's "Mini Scientists' Storytime & More" series.

Young Scientists' Storytime & More

Third Thursdays during the school year, 10:15 & 11 am

  • Storyteller Margaret Furumo weaves together science and stories in these hands-on storytime programs. Each month will have a different theme, but same day sessions will have the same curriculum.
  • Best for families with children ages 8 and younger.
  • Registration is required. Themes are different each month, but same day sessions have the same curriculum.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

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Kick off the holiday season with the Nutcracker Ballet Storytime at the Library.

Nutcracker Ballet Storytime with Centennial State Ballet

  • Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 to 11:30 am and 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
  • Nothing says the holidays like a performance of The Nutcracker, and once again the Library is partnering with the dancers of the Centennial State Ballet company to offer a performance especially tailored to little ones. 
  • Excerpts from The Nutcracker story will be read and portions of the ballet performed by fully-costumed dancers from the Centennial State Ballet.
  • Bring your little toy soldiers and sugarplum fairies as this is a storytime and performance that boys and girls of all ages will delight in!
  • Two sessions are available - 10:30 to 11:30 am and 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.  Arrive early to get good seats!
  • Registration is required and is full for both sessions.

Come have a jolly storytime with Santa and Friends!

Storytime with Santa & Friends

  • Wednesday, December 13, 10:30 to 11:30 am (Add to Calendar)
  • Enjoy some winter holiday stories and a visit from Santa!
  • Bring your camera, because there will be time for fun photos.
  • No registration required.

Join us for the librarians' annual performance of The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher!

Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher Live Performance Storytime

  • Tuesday, December 19, 10:15 & 11 am (two sessions)
  • Join us for the 2nd performance of the Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher -- the book will be read and performed by your librarians!
  • This very special holiday storytime is fun for all ages.
  • No registration required.

The Airborne Dance Tour Ensemble brings "The Nutty Nutcracker Meets Willy Wonka" to a special library storytime!

The Nutty Nutcracker Meets Willy Wonka, featuring the Airborne Dance Tour Ensemble

  • Wednesday, December 20, 10:30 to 11:15 am (Add to Calendar)
  • Please note: This program will replace Toddler and Preschool Storytimes on this date.
  • Join Airborne Gymnastics & Dance's non-competitive tour ensemble as they perform excerpts from "The Nutty Nutcracker" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
  • Children in attendance will have an opportunity to dance after the performance!
  • Children under age 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • No registration required.

Welcome winter with a special solstice-themed storytime.

Solstice Storytime

  • Thursday, December 21, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a special Bedtime Storytime, full of winter-themed stories, hot cocoa, and a make-and-take evergreen craft.
  • Children will go home with their own luminaries to light up the night.
  • Registration is required and will open here Wednesday, November 15 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

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Mayor's Book Club, free books

Mayor's Book Club

  • A FREE monthly program for 3 and 4 year old children.
  • Participating children receive a new book each month until they turn 5.
  • Children can also watch the Mayor and others read the monthly book on Longmont's Channel 8. 
  • The purpose of the Mayor's Book Club is to encourage a love for reading.  Reading early in life also helps promote child development and later school success. 
  • Brought to you by the City of Longmont, Division of Children, Youth and Families, and Bright EYES.
  • Download the printable enrollment form, in Spanish and English.
  • Visit the Mayor's Book Club website.

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