In-Person Storytime Series Kicks Off Outside at Central Library on May 18.
Outdoor Storytime is a fun and interactive program, presented by youth service librarians, and combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and flannel boards.
A kick-off event will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 10 a.m., at Central Library adjacent to Quincy Park, with special guest Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh.
“We are thrilled to bring back one of our most popular programs for young children,” said Library Director Kresh. “Storytimes lay the foundation for curiosity, imagination and deepen the connection to the outside world,” Kresh continued.
Two programs will be offered — Family Storytime for children from 0-5 years, and Lapsit Storytime for babies age 12 months and under. Each program lasts approximately for 20 minutes.
Family Storytime (0-5 years)
- Outside Central Library – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., May 18 – June 29
- Outside Shirlington Branch – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., May 25 – June 29
Baby Lapsit Storytime (0-12 months)
- Outside Central Library – Thursdays, 10 a.m., May 20 – July 1
- Outside Shirlington Branch – Thursdays, 10 a.m., May 20 – July 1
For safety, family groups should be accompanied by one adult only and spaced 6 feet apart to account for social distancing. Masks are required for adults and all attendees are encouraged to wear a mask.
Attendance at Outdoor Storytimes and Baby Lapsit Storytimes will be first-come, first-served until event capacity is reached.
Interested in attending? Visit our events calendar to RSVP for an event reminder and to receive weather-related cancellation notifications.
Thank you so much for doing this! Story Time at the library was one of my favorite early childhood memories and one of the things I was most disappointed about missing out on with my daughter when COVID hit. This just made my day!
Ashton Parker says
Please. Pretty please do outdoor Story time at Aurora Hills as soon as possible. We don’t have a car and we miss story-time sooo much !