Toddler Time: Thursdays at 9:15 am
Toddlers between 12 and 24 months and their parent or caregiver meet with a Librarian for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and finger plays. Sorry, no siblings may attend this program. Parents are invited to stay for coffee/tea in the Story Time room after the program. Toys will be available for the toddlers to play with while the grown-ups get a chance to socialize.
2-3 year olds: Mondays or Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Children and parents or caregivers meet with a Librarian for 30 minutes of stories, games and a craft. Siblings may attend with the Librarian's approval. Families should understand that the registered child is the active participant in the Story Time and craft.
Family Story Time (2-4 year olds): Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
Children and parents or caregivers meet with a Librarian for 30 minutes of stories, games, and a craft. Younger children attend with a parent, older children may attend independently. Siblings may attend with the Librarian's approval. Families should understand that the registered child is the active participant in the Story Time and craft.
3-4 year olds: Monday at 11:00 am
Children meet independently with a Librarian for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and a craft.
4 year olds through Kindergartners: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Children meet independently with a Librarian for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and a craft.
When can I sign up for Story Time?
Registration for Spring Story Times begins Wednesday, November 2nd at 9:00am
How do I sign up for Story Time?
You can either come in to the Children's Room or you can call us (335-7549) to sign up for Story Time. If you call to register, please make sure you speak to a librarian (Registration can't be done by leaving a message on our voicemail. There are too many things that could go wrong!).
Who can sign up for Story Time?
Story Times are open to resident children. Families who have purchased non-resident cards may also register their children for Story Time.
When to Story Times begin, and how long does this session last?
Spring Story Times begin the week of January 9, 2017. Story Times meet once a week for six weeks.
Which Story Time will be the best *fit* for my child?
Our goal is for each child in Story Time to have a fun library experience. In deciding which Story Time to sign up for think about where your child will be happiest. If they are 3 years old and would be happier going to a Story Time that you also attend, you will probably want to sign them up for a 2-3 year old Story Time. If your 4 year old is very active and gets a little "antsy", they will probably be happier in the shorter and faster paced 3-4 year old Story Time than the 4-K Story Time. If you still aren't sure, please talk to us and we'll try to help you find the perfect fit.
Can siblings of Registered Children go to Story Time?
Depending on which Story Time your child is signed up for, siblings may or may not be able to accompany the registered child. To find out if a sibling can accompany a registered child please talk to Marie or Lisa. Families should understand that the registered child is the active participant in the Story Time and craft.
Do I need to stay at the Library during Story Time?
Yes! In fact, you need to stay in the Children's Room while your child is in Story Time. If they need to leave the room for any reason (to go to the bathroom, for example) the librarian can't leave the other children, so you need to be available in the Children's Room.
What happens if only a few children are signed up for a particular Story Time?
If fewer than five children are signed up for a particular Story Time, it will be cancelled (for that session) and the children will be accommodated in another Story Time for their age group.
What if I still have questions about Story Time?
Please don't hesitate to ask us; it's why we're here!
The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 S. Main St.
For additional information, call 603.335.7549. For directions to RPL, click here.