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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.

All Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytimes will be participating in a Kindergarten Readiness series this fall. 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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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 9:30, 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)

Camden Point

The Camden Point Branch is currently closed for renovation and will reopen in January 2019. During the closing, we recommend attending storytimes at the Weston, Platte City, and Smithville Branches.

Learn more about the renovations.

Claycomo

Storytime for Families*
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

*Beginning December 12, storytimes will take place at the Claycomo Community Center (28 Drake St., Kansas City, MO 64119).

Learn more about the renovations.

Dearborn

The Dearborn Branch is currently closed for renovation and will reopen in January 2019. During the closing, we recommend attending storytimes at the Weston, Platte City, and Smithville Branches.

Learn more about the renovations.

Edgerton

The Edgerton Branch is currently closed for renovation and will reopen in January 2019. During the closing, we recommend attending storytimes at the Weston, Platte City, and Smithville Branches.

Learn more about the renovations.

Kearney

Storytime for Families*
Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m.

*Beginning December 5, storytimes will take place at the Firehouse Community Center (106 S. Jefferson St., Kearney, MO 64060). There will not be storytime on December 26th or January 2nd.

Learn more about the renovations.

Lone Jack

Storytime for Families
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m.

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

Smithville

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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