StorytimeStorytime introduces young children to
reading and books. 

Each week, our trained library staff and volunteers share stories, songs, and finger-play activities geared to certain ages. Parents learn how to foster six early literacy skills that are critical for preparing their children to read and write. These skills are:

  • Knowing how to handle a book
  • Hearing beginning sounds
  • Knowing letters are different from each other
  • Retelling stories and events
  • Introducing new words
  • Showing a joy of and interest in reading books

PLEASE NOTE: An adult must remain with babies and younger children at storytimes.                               

Baby Lapsit (Pre-walkers) 
Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs and rhyme. Seating is limited to 15 babies. Come early to secure a spot!

Toddler Tales (Walkers - 3 years) 
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive stories and action songs. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early to secure a spot!

Rhymes and Reading Storytime (3-5 years)
Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early to secure a spot!

PJ Storytime (5-12 years)
Wear your PJs and bring your stuffed animal for stories and activities. This is an evening event. Come early to secure a spot!

Inclusive Art Club (All ages)
Children of all ages and abilities enjoy stories and create art from favorite picture books. Come early to secure a spot!

Baby Storytime at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (Pre-walkers-3 years)
Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Held at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum on North Broadway. There is an entrance fee unless a free museum pass is obtained at the library. Come early to secure a spot!

Search the Catalog