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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The library is hosting a special Diversity Storytime featuring stories of human migration.
  • 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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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

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.
    • August 1:  Librarians
    • August 7 & 8: Public Works
    • August 14 &15: Safety and Justice
    • August 21 & 22: Park Rangers
    • August 28 & 29: Firefighters and Fire Safety
  • 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.

The library is hosting a special Diversity Storytime featuring stories of human migration.

Diversity Storytime:  Stories of Human Migration

  • Monday, September 10, 6 to 6:45 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Join us for an all-ages family storytime featuring books that speak to the immigration and refugee experience in the U.S.
  • This is a complementary program to our program for adults, An Evening with Author Helen Thorpe, scheduled for September 17. At that program, the author will discuss her latest book, The Newcomers, about how immigrant teens make their way within the structure of American schools.  Tickets for that free program will be available beginning Friday, August 24 at 9 am.
  • This storytime is part of the Library's "Diversity Storytime Series" and will replace our usual Bilingual Storytime in this time slot on this day.
  • No registration required -- bring all your friends!

Regular Storytimes

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO regular storytimes during the weeks of September 3 and September 10.  We are busy preparing some great new programs and finalizing some important staff transitions.  But don't worry -- we'll be back and better than ever!

morning-storytime-squareMorning Storytimes

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 10:15 to 10:35 am and 11:00 to 11:20 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.

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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