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Storytimes

Early literacy storytimes help children develop these skills through Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. Your child's early literacy journey will include picture books, music, fingerplays, movement activities, literacy tips, and more. Use the information listed below to select the programs right for your children:

  • Early Literacy Storytime for Babies
    0 - 18 months and a caregiver
  • Early Literacy Storytime for Toddlers
    18 - 36 months and a caregiver
  • Early Literacy Storytime for Preschoolers
    3 - 5 years and a caregiver
  • Early Literacy Storytime for Families
    families of all ages
  • Play & Learn
    special preschool playtime to strengthen early literacy skills.

Check your local branch for information about their Kindergarten Readiness series. Learn more.

Please call ahead if you are planning to bring a group as many branches offer special group programs. If school is not in session, please check with your local branch to see if they will be having Storytime.

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Antioch

Storytime for Babies
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Storytime for Toddlers*
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Storytime for Families*
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

*During the summer, some storytimes will be held at local parks. Contact the Antioch Branch for more info.

Blue Springs North

Storytime for Families*
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Play & Learn*
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

*While Blue Springs North is closed, customers are invited to attend storytime programs at the Blue Springs South Branch. Learn more about the renovations.

Boardwalk

Storytime for Families
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
(Days vary - view the schedule)
Storytime for Babies
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Storytime for Toddlers
Tuesdays at 10:15 & 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays at 10:15 & 11:00 a.m.
Storytime for Preschoolers
Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Play & Learn
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (Days vary - view the schedule)
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (Days vary - view the schedule)

Buckner

Storytime for Families
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Play & Learn
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Red Bridge

Storytime for Families
Mondays & Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Smithville

Storytime for Babies
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Storytime for Toddlers
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Storytime for Preschoolers
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Storytime for Families
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (Days vary - view the schedule)

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