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  • Come to a special bedtime storytime featuring Beatrix Potter's classic
  • The Library is offering a special storytime celebrating the winter solstice.
  • Learn about the natural wonder and amazing science in our own backyards with this special storytime for young children and their caregivers.
  • The library offers storytime for babies and their caregivers each week.
  • The library offers a storytime for kids 3 and older and their caregivers each week.
  • We're offering a program for children that combines yoga and storytime.
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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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Please take our 3-question storytime survey!

We are planning some updates to our storytimes next year, including possible time and day changes. Thank you for providing feedback that will help us better serve children & families!

The library is conducting a patron survey about storytimes.

Estamos planeando unos cambios en las sesiones regulares de cuentos que ofrecemos para el año nuevo, incluyendo posibles cambios en horario (horas y días).  Gracias por compartir su opinión para ayudarnos a servir mejor a las familias de nuestra comunidad!  

Encuesta sobre Cuentos para el 2019.


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 and the first week 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.

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

Come to a special bedtime storytime featuring Beatrix Potter's classic "The Tailor of Gloucester".

Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester

  • Thursday, December 13, 7 to 7:30 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Meet Beatrix Potter (as portrayed by Connie Neumann) as she reads her favorite Christmas tale with a magical twist from jolly old England.
  • The Tailor of Gloucester is set between about 1735 and 1785. Beatrix Potter went to great lengths to create an authentic setting for the story: observing tailors at work, sketching scenes of Gloucester while visiting friends and gaining inspiration from 18th-century clothes in the V&A's collection. This is a magical holiday book, so join us for its reading!
  • Best for families with children ages 5 to 9.
  • No registration required.

Welcome winter with a special solstice-themed storytime.

Winter Solstice Storytime

  • Thursday, December 20, 7 to 8 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a special Bedtime Storytime, full of winter-themed stories, hot cocoa, cookies, and a make-and-take craft.
  • Children will go home with their own luminaria to light up the longest night of the year!
  • Registration is required and will open here on Monday, December 3 at 10 am.  No email address? Call 303-651-8477 to register by phone.

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Regular Storytimes

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

Baby Storytime

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15 to 10:35 am and 11 to 11:20 am
  • 20 minutes of short stories, lots of songs, nursery rhymes, and fun for everyone.
  • For children from birth through age 2
  • Caregivers must be present with the children

 

The library offers a storytime for kids 3 and older and their caregivers each week.

Family Storytime

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15 to 10:35 am and 11 to 11:20 am
  • Fun, age-appropriate stories and games to help your children become ready to read!
  • Children should be ready to sit and participate with the story reader.
  • Caregivers must be present with the children.

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.

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Bedtime 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.

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

Nature Storytime

  • Fourth Thursdays of the Month, 10:15 to 11 am
  • Join us for stories, songs, games, and hands-on activities as we explore local nature.
  • All ages welcome, but program is geared for ages preschool to 9.
  • Children must be accompanied by adult(s).
  • Part of a school group that includes more than 5 children? Email us if you are interested in participating, so we have enough supplies on hand.
  • Monthly themes:
    • December: Give a Hoot
    • January: Jurassic Longmont
    • February: What's That Bird I Hear?
    • March: We're All in This Together
    • April: I Found a Baby Animal. What Do I Do?
    • May: The Buzz on Bees
  • Registration is required and will open here on Monday, November 26 at 10 am for all sessions in the remaining school year. No email address? Call 303-651-8477 to register by phone.

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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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