Registration for Spring Story
Times begins Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00
a.m. Call 335 7549 or come to the library to
register. Registration will remain open
until Story Times are filled or through the first
week of the Story Time session. Rochester
residents may register their children; non
residents must have a non resident card to be
eligible. The programs are free. Story
Times begin the week of March 10th and will run
for six weeks. Ask at the Childrenís Room desk or
call 335-7549 for more information.
Toddler Time: Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.
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 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 meet: Mondays or Wednesdays
at 10:00 a.m.
Children and parents or caregivers
meet with a librarian for 25 minutes of stories,
games and a craft. Siblings may attend with the
Family Story Time (2-4 year olds) meet:
Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
Younger children attend with a
parent; older children may attend independently
with a librarian for 30 minutes of stories,
songs and a craft.
3 - 4 year olds meet: Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Children meet independently with a
librarian for 30 minutes of stories, songs and a
4 year olds through kindergarteners meet:
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Children meet independently with a
librarian for 45 minutes of stories, songs and a
Persons with a disability requesting
accommodations must call the library prior to
Story Time FAQ's
can I sign up for Story Time?
Registration for Spring Story Times begins Wednesday,
February 19th at 9:00 a.m..
How do I sign up for Story Time?
You can either come in to the Childrenís 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 canít be done
by leaving a message on our voice mail. 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 do Story Times begin, and how long does this
Spring Story Times begin the week of March 10th.
Story Times will meet once a week for six weeks.
Which Story Time will be the best ďfitĒ for my
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 s/he is 3 years old and would be
happier going to a Story Time that you also attend,
you will probably want to sign her/him up for a 2-3
year old Story Time. If your 4 year old is very active
and gets a little ďantsyĒ, s/he will probably be
happier in the shorter and faster paced 3-4 Story
Time, than the 4-K Story Time. If you still arenít
sure, please talk to us and weíll try to help you find
the perfect fit.
Can siblings attend Story Times?
Depending on which Story Time your child is signed up
for, siblings may or may not be able to attend.
Toddler Time (12-24 month olds): No siblings.
2-3 year olds: Babies are fine, for other
siblings please talk to Marie.
3-4ís and 4-Kís: These are independent Story
Times, so sibling attendance is not an issue.
Family Story Time (for 2-4ís and a parent):
Please talk to Marie.
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.
Do Story Times cost anything?
Story Times, like all Library programs, are free to
residents and non-resident cardholders.
What if I still have questions about Story Time?
Please donít hesitate to ask us; itís why we are here!
Story Time Program Works:
During the school year the Childrenís Room offers a
variety of Story Times for children ages 12 months
through Kindergarten age. There are three six-week
Story Time sessions: one in the fall
(September/October), one in the winter
(January/February) and one in the spring
(March/April). Each Story Time Session is made up
of individual Story Times for specific age groups.
Children must be pre-registered to attend these
programs. Registration usually begins two to three
weeks before the Story Time Session begins.
Drop-In Story Times are offered during November and
December, and as part of the Summer Reading Program.
These are informal story programs for 2-5 year olds and
their parent or care-giver. Because of the
wide age range and uncertain attendance, this is a much
more casual program than our usual Story Times, and
consists of several stories, songs and fingerplays
(sorry, no craft). No registration is necessary
for Drop-In Story Times.
The Rochester Public Library is
located at 65 S. Main St.
For additional information, call 603.335.7549. For
directions to RPL, click