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Library Storytimes

by Communications & Development | Nov 21, 2016

The Allen County Public Library offers a variety of incredible storytimes for all ages and stages! Check out the following link to see a calendar view of storytimes at all of our locations:

Link to Calendar of ACPL Storytimes 

Here are the titles and descriptions for the main storytimes we offer: 

Baby Storytime
Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth18 months and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime
Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime!  Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. Designed for children 18 months3 years and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime
Discover books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Everyone will read, sing, write, talk and play at this energetic storytime. Designed for children 36 years and their caregivers. 

Family Storytime
Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk and play!  This interactive storytime combines books, songs, rhymes and fun for all ages and stages. Designed for children of various ages and their caregivers. 

Music and Movement Storytime
Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2–6 years and their caregivers.


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  1. Dawn S | Oct 24, 2017


    Yes! Children's librarians love music too! We use many songs, fingerplays, physical activities, and instruments like shakers at our storytimes. We love to see how the children focus, follow directions, play, and have fun. If you're interested in a music rich storytime you might want to check out the "Music and Movement" programs at several libraries. Lots of moms who attend these programs love the yoga-like movement and the socializing time for active little ones.

    Thanks for the comment!

  2. Sarah Miller | Oct 20, 2017
    Please start to offer a 'music time' for children and toddlers 0-5. It is such an enriching opportunity to hear different sounds, try simple instruments (drums, maracas, shakers, bells, etc.) and it offers a chance for little ones to interact, socialize, hear songs and dance along, and so many other developmentally rich opportunities! Please please please! I am a developmental therapist serving the Fort Wayne area and a class/weekly group like this would be so incredibly valuable to children's development! 

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