Since arriving at my new library, I am responsible for new and different storytimes!
I filled in for Baby Storytime during the spring 2014 and summer 2014 session. At my library, our age range is 0-17 months for Baby Storytime. I run two classes a week and we cap registration at twenty baby/caregiver pairs. For our registration storytimes, we ask that no siblings attend and patrons must hold a library card at our library.
Toddler Storytime is my sweet spot; I am loving this group of kiddos hardcore! Our age range for this program is 18-36 months. I also run two classes a week and registration is also capped at twenty toddler/caregiver pairs. For our registration storytimes, we ask that no siblings attend and patrons must hold a library card at our library.
I had no idea how much I had missed doing a family storytime every week until I took over this age range in the fall of 2014. It had been SO wonderful to have everyone all together in a room, singing and dancing together.
This is our age 3-6 year old with parent program. It’s essentially what I like to call a storytime “test kitchen” for me to see what kinds of programming works and is needed. I did a round of this session in the fall and was blown away by the positive feedback so much so that I brought it back for our spring session in 2015.
Shake, Shimmy, & Dance
What started as a twice-weekly program over the summer became so popular that families were constantly asking about it in the fall. Beginning in 2015, I’ve been doing a monthly session of SSD and we’ll be going back to a weekly session over the summer.