New Storytime Schedule Starting In September

Each week, the Atascocita Branch Library, provides seven age appropriate storytime programs for families in our community.  As many of you know, the toddler storytime sessions have become extremely popular, and this has been especially true for the morning toddler session. Therefore, starting in September, we are making a few small changes to our program schedule. We hope that these changes will be positive ones for the community, and we look forward to seeing more of our friends.

  • Tales for Tots, our toddler storytimes, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. This program is developmentally appropriate for children ages 2 to 3 years old.
  • Story Pals, our pre-school storytime, will be held on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm. This program is created for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Guidelines to help make Story Times a Positive Experience for Everyone
At the Atascocita Branch, there are storytime programs for children of all ages; we do not require tickets nor do we have registration. That being said, space is limited.  Room capacity, as determined by the Fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality programming, and necessitates limits.

  • • Children will enjoy books, songs, and puppets during these weekly storytime programs, and frequently provide  age appropriate crafts.
  • • Arrive early so your child can benefit from the entire program.
  • • Visit the restroom before the program begins.
  • • Turn off or mute cell phones and pagers so the program may continue without interruption.
  • • Supervise your child before, during, and after programs so that you may both enjoy the Library in a safe   manner.
  • • If your child loses interest or becomes noisy or disruptive during a program, please quietly leave the room and come back when the child is ready to listen and participate.  If your child isn’t ready for a story time experience that day, try again the next week.  This is all part of the learning and maturing process.
  • • Siblings are welcome to attend as long as they are not disruptive to the program.
  • • Model good listening: focus on the presenter, participate in the activities, and avoid side conversations.
  • • Remember you are your child’s most important teacher, and parent participation during the program is needed.