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  • Join us for a storytime featuring families with same-sex parents.
  • Mermaid Trina returns for another storytime and brings along Pirate Ben!
  • The Library is offering a special series of storytimes in August.
  • See the Library's BookCycle and enjoy a bilingual storytime focused on growing things at Ollin Farms.
  • We're offering a program for children that combines yoga and storytime.
  • Learn about the natural wonder and amazing science in our own backyards with this special storytime for young children and their caregivers.
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    Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingüues

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    Bedtime Storytime

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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.


Special Storytimes

Join us for a storytime featuring families with same-sex parents.

Diversity Storytime:  Rainbow Storytime

  • Monday, June 18, 6 to 6:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Families are invited to a special Rainbow Storytime in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Longmont.
  • Come enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun while celebrating diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families
  • No registration is required, so bring all your friends!

Mermaid Trina returns for another storytime and brings along Pirate Ben!

Storytime with Mermaid Trina and Pirate Ben

  • Saturday, June 23, 11 am to 12 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Ahoy, mateys! Enjoy the folklore of the seas, with stories and music from Mermaid Trina and Pirate Ben!
  • Costumes are encouraged, and the program will end with a simple make-and-take craft.
  • Registration is required and will open here on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 am.  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8477 to register.

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The Library is offering a special series of storytimes in August.

Whose Tools are These? Storytimes

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays in August, 10:15 & 11 am
  • August is community helpers month at the Library!
  • Enjoy storytimes with different community helpers each week, from firemen and firewomen to police detectives to park rangers and public works helpers, and learn what helps keep our city running.
  • These storytimes will replace our regular preschool storytimes during August.
  • No registration is required.

See the Library's BookCycle and enjoy a bilingual storytime focused on growing things at Ollin Farms.

¡Cuentos y Cultivos!/Farmstand Storytimes

  • Last Sunday of the Month during Summer, 12 to 2 pm at Ollin Farms, 8627 N. 95th St.
  • The BookCycle will roll up to the Farmstand at Ollin Farms and out will pop Miss Amy to read books, sing songs, etc! These are bilingual storytimes and fun for the whole family.
  • Each month will have a different theme.
  • No registration required.

Regular Storytimes

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 (during the school year)

  • 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!

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

Yoga Storytime

Mondays, 11 to 11:45 am

  • Join our NIA and Creative Movement-certified librarian, Miss Valerie, 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.
  • No registration required.

Learn about the natural wonder and amazing science in our own backyards with this special storytime for young children and their caregivers.Backyard Nature & Science for Families

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15 to 11 am, June 4 - July 25

  • Feed your child's natural curiosity about the world around us with a science-themed storytime that includes hands-on exploration of nature around us in our own neighborhoods. Learn about everything from insects to dinosaurs and rocks to plants.
  • This storytime includes parent or caregiver participation.
  • Each session will end with a make and take activity.
  • All ages welcome.
  • No registration required.

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.

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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