Library Story Times
Huntsville, Madison County, and North Alabama Public Libraries
Pop-Up Storytime in the Park | Various Locations | 10 a.m.
Sunny Days Storytime in the Park | Willow Park Pavilion | 10 a.m.
Pop Up Storytime in the Park | Various Locations | 10 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookstores
Alabama A&M Extension Office Virtual Story Times
The Lend an EAR Virtual Story Times take place every Third Tuesday of the Month at 10 a.m. All story times are completed on Zoom and are free to attend.
How to Make the Most Out of Storytime
1. Age Matters
If the storytime you are attending is targeting a specific age, please be sure it is the right one for your little listener. There are many to choose from – baby, toddler, preschool, lower elementary, and family storytimes are the most common. For instance, baby & toddler times aren’t so worried about sitting still and being quiet, but preschoolers and older kids are usually already familiar with the structure of storytime and more is expected. If you’re not sure which storytime is right for your family, just ask the librarian!
2. Be Ready to Move!
Be sure to dress comfortably and appropriately – you and your child will likely be moving and getting hands-on during storytime. Some libraries include a craft or activity after the stories, so be prepared to work with markers, glue, and sometimes even glitter and paint.
3. Participation is Key
Storytimes are led by the librarian, but many children will come out of their shell when they see YOU joining in! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing, clapping, and even hokey-pokeying! It’s a good idea to put away your cell phone and chat with other caretakers after storytime is over.
4. It’s Social & Supportive
Library story hour is the perfect opportunity to work on socialization skills – for you and your child. Good friends are often made at storytime, the kind that lead to afternoon playdates for kids, and mini support groups for moms. Storytime is a great place for your child to learn how to interact with other kids before they get to preschool or kindergarten.