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 11.
*There will be no storytimes December 29-31.
Mondays | 10:00-10:30 a.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. (NO STORYTIME ON COLUMBUS DAY, OCTOBER 13)
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday Nights I 7:00-7:30 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 BUILD | First Mondays & Tuesdays
Preschoolers- December 1 | January 5 | February 2 @ 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers- December 2 | January 6 | February 3 @ 11:30 a.m.
Building with blocks and other materials encourages creative thinking and hands-on learning to expand your child’s spatial reasoning and
LET'S MOVE | Second Mondays & Tuesdays
Preschoolers- December 8 | January 12 | February 9 @ 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers- December 9 | January 13 | February 10 @ 11:30 a.m.
Gross motor and large muscle skills are an important part of your child’s development, so bring him or her to the library for fun, interactive, and challenging activities designed to improve balance, movement, and coordination.
LET'S EXPLORE | Third Mondays & Tuesdays
Preschoolers- December 15 | January 19 @ 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers- December 16 | January 20 @ 11:30 a.m.
Children are natural-born scientists, and this messy, sensory program is designed to stimulate their curious minds. Open-ended discovery experiences can improve your child’s concentration, fine motor skills, and vocabulary.
LET'S CREATE | Fourth Mondays & Tuesdays
Preschoolers- December 22 | January 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers- December 23 | January 27 @ 11:30 a.m.
Art at the library is about process, not product. Art invites children to express themselves before they have the vocabulary to do so in words, and it increases symbolic thinking skills needed to read, do math, or tell stories.
BE SURE NOT TO MISS...
Sunday, February 22 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Some of Miss Victoria’s favorite picture books celebrate jazz music. She is excited to share them and
boogie-woogie with you. After storytime, local musicians andeducators Sam Kearney and Robert Ragland will introduce us to jazz through piano and saxophone.
All ages welcome