Storytimes

We are currently on our Winter Storytime Break. We will return this Spring on Wednesday, March 3.

Storytimes at Bexley Public Library are more than just a fun, family outing. They are 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. Spring storytimes run from Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, May 3.

 
Preschool Storytime
Mondays | 10:00-10:30 a.m. & 2:00-2:30 p.m. (New Time!)
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 Toddler 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.
 

 
Hebrew Storytime
Sunday, March 5 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Columbus Torah Academy and Sifriyat Pijama (Bedtime Stories) join together to present this family storytime in Hebrew. Non-Hebrew speakers will enjoy it too and even pick up some new words. In the Quiet Reading Room
 
Poetry Month Storytimes
Every Saturday in April | 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Families are invited to learn about and celebrate famous black Americans at our Black History storytime series.
 
Spanish Storytime
Sunday, April 30 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
April 30 is el Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), an annual celebration of literacy. Join Bexley Spanish teacher Kristen Konya for a fun storytime incorporating Spanish words for your little one to learn.