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. 2/8 – 5/2.
(This group will not meet on 2/15, 3/8, or 4/19.)
Ages: Newborn – 36 months
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, trains, bubbles, crafts and lots of movement! This group provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to socialize and connect with each other.  A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Registration is not required for this event.

Open BookPreschool Story Hour

Thursdays at 10 a.m. 2/21 – 5/2.
(This group will not meet on 4/18.)
Ages:  3 – 5 year olds
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing and move together and play at exploration centers. 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.