Storytimes

Storytime at Bexley Public Library is more than just a fun, family outing. It is an interactive, educational experience based on early-literacy research and best practices. We incorporate movement, singing, and play into our stories and activities to keep families engaged and solidify learning.

To determine what Storytime is right for your family, please check out the descriptions below as well as the library Calendar.  Winter Storytimes are held December 1 - February 17.

*There will be no storytimes December 21-30. 
 
Preschool Storytime
Mondays | 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories, dances, and songs, all while building vital early literacy skills. Preschool Storytime also helps children develop many social skills, such as self-regulation and peer interaction, which are needed to succeed in school.
 
Baby Storytime
Tuesdays | 10:00-10:20 a.m.
Caregivers and babies alike will love this interactive lapsit program, which features baby-focused stories, songs, and rhymes. Reading, talking, and singing with your baby will build a strong foundation for early learning and will help your baby understand his or her world.
 
Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays | 11:00-11:30 a.m.
We weave stories, songs, rhymes, and play activities together to create an engaging and educational experience specific to toddlers' needs. Caregivers are encouraged to participate and take these fun, early literacy ideas home.
 
Rhyme Time
Wednesdays | 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Interactive rhymes and basic ASL signs will have you and your child moving and learning together. Designed for babies and toddlers, Rhyme Time focuses on building phonological awareness and expanding vocabulary through repetition of rhymes and motions.
 
Pajama Storytime!
Wednesday Nights | 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Snuggle up and listen to some wonderful books before bedtime. This special, evening program is for children of all ages and is an enriching way for the whole family to end the day. Bring a stuffed animal and wear pajamas to make the occasion even more fun.
 

 
Let's Play
Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. following Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays @ 11:30 a.m. following Preschool Storytime
Play is important work. It requires concentration, problem-solving, cooperation, and creativity. It promotes movement, persistence, and self-expression. We believe in the positive impact of play and invite you and your child to join us in this meaningful and fun pursuit.
 
Imagination Station
Friday Afternoons | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Use your imagination at our art supply and LEGO stations every Friday. Instructions not included. Creativity required.
 

 
Family Book Club
Sunday, January 24 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Read Winnie the Pooh
Sunday, February 14 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Read Little House in the Big Woods
Reading together builds vocabulary and creates opportunities for meaningful conversation. Read the book together and join us each month for trivia, games, and a chance to win a new book..
 

 
BE SURE NOT TO MISS...
 
Picture Book Author Visit with Carmella Van Vleet
Thursday, February 11 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Meet author Carmella Van Vleet for a special author storytime featuring her book, To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space. Kids will be inspired by this beautifully-illustrated book about Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space. Offered in partnership with The Book Loft, copies will be available for purchase and a signing will follow.
 
Jazz Storytime
Sunday, February 21 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us for some jazzy stories and a special performance by Bexley's own Arboretum Jazz Quartet. You will be inspired by the talent of these young musicians.