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!

Regular Storytimes are typically NOT HELD during Winter Break and the first 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.

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 17, 6 to 7 pm (Add to Calendar)
  • Families are invited to a special Rainbow Storytime in celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Longmont Pride Week.
  • Come enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun while celebrating diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families!
  • All families are invited, but the program is best for those with children aged toddler through elementary school.
  • Out Boulder County will be in attendance, providing information and support.
  • A book list of great reading suggestions will also be available.
  • In the large Meeting Room.
  • No registration is required, so bring all your friends!

Mayor's Book Club, free books

LIVE Recording of the Mayor's Book Club Storytime

  • Thursdays, 11 to 11:30 am; April 18, June 20, August 15, & October 17
  • Join Mayor Bagley at his Mayor's Book Club storytime recording sessions at the Library!
  • The Mayor's Book Club is a FREE monthly reading program for 3 and 4 year old children; participating children receive a new book each month until they turn 5.
  • Mayor Bagley comes to the Library, reads the books from the book club, and gets to meet some of our youngest community members. Later, children can also watch the Mayor and others read the monthly book on Longmont's Channel 8. 
  • The Mayor’s Book Club was established in 2007 to not only help 3- and 4-year-olds develop a love for reading and learning at an early age, but to create a level playing field for all of our youngest learners. The “achievement gap” in Longmont, or the disparity in key academic scores, falls along socioeconomic and ethnic lines.
  • This program is open to all 3- and 4-year-olds in Longmont, but in an effort to close the achievement gap before kindergarten, program leaders make a special effort to recruit families who are lower income and newer immigrants.
  • 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.
  • All ages may attend the recording. 
  • 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

  • First Thursdays of the Month, 11 to 11:30 am (DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR ONLY); Second Mondays of the Month, 6 to 6:30 pm
  • Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English!  This program is conducted by a bilingual librarian and all ages are welcome.
  • In the Craft Room.
  • No registration required.
  • El primer jueves de cada mes, 11:00-11:30 (durante el año escolar); El Segundo lunes de cada mes, 6:00-6:30pm
  • ¡Venga con sus niños y juntos disfrutarán de cuentos, canciones, y rimas en español e inglés!.
  • Este programa es ofrecido de forma bilingüe y es para toda la familia. Niños menores de 8 años de edad tienen que estar acompañados por un adulto.
  • En el Cuarto de Artesanías.
  • No hay que inscribirse.

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

  • Second and Third Thursdays of the Month, 11 to 11:30 am (DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR ONLY)
  • All ages
  • A 30-minutes storytime to take time out, slow down, and listen to longer stories with a focus on the classics (Goodnight Moon anyone?).
  • No screens allowed, but you can expect felt board stories, rhymes, and calm.
  • An #ICYMI #throwbackthursday experience!
  • Children 8 and younger must be accompanied.
  • In the Craft Room.

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 (DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR ONLY)
  • All ages welcome, but program is geared for ages preschool to 9.
  • Join us for stories, songs, games, and hands-on activities as we explore local nature.
  • Children must be accompanied by adult(s).
  • In the large Meeting Room.
  • 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 for all sessions. No email address? Call 303-651-8477 to register by phone.

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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 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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