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.
We will have a "storytime break" through the month of August. Fall Storytimes will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, please join us for "Playtime" every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in August at 10:00 a.m. We will have fun toys and crafts for your child in our playspace.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.