Children’s Story Hours

“When adults read to their children, the difference shows in children’s behavior and academic performance. According to a new study, the difference also shows in brain activity” (Reach Out and Read Connecticut, 2015) from “Bedtime Stories for Young Brains,”  New York Times, 2015.

Little Ones Story Time

Fridays at 10 a.m. 9/20 – 12/6.
(This story time will not meet on 10/18 or 11/29.)
Weekly visits for newborn children – 36 months.
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, scarves, trains, bubbles, crafts, and lots of movement! This group provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to socialize and connect with one another. A parent or caregiver must accompany children during story time. Registration is not required for this event.

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays at 10 a.m. 9/19 – 11/21.
Weekly visits for children ages 3 – 5.
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing and move together, and play at exploration centers. Parents are welcome to join us for stories or spend time in the library while we read. We end our program by creating a project, and we always make time for families to check out books. Registration is not required for this event.

For more information on our story times, please call the library at (860) 767-1560 or email Jessica at jbranciforte@essexlib.org.