The library offers story times on a limited, drop-in basis.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Just bring your child to one of the age-appropriate story times offered each week. Arrive a little early to fill out your ticket at the Youth Desk.

Check our calendar for current story time schedules.

Lapsit:  Ages 3-12 months. No older siblings, please. 
Toddler: Ages 1 and 2, siblings welcome. 
Threes and Fours: Ages 3 and 4, siblings welcome. 

The American Library Association suggests the Every Child Ready to Read 5 Practices to help your child(ren) learn to read and enjoy books and so do we!

Talking—with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. The experience of self-expression also stimulates brain development, which underlies all learning.

Singing—which also includes rhyming—increases children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words. This helps prepare children to decode print (written language).

Reading—together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.

Writing—and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.

Play—is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world. General knowledge is an important literacy skill that helps children understand books and stories once they begin to read.

Video Taping and Photography:

Please refrain from recording image or sound during library programs and story times. This not only distracts participants, but also may violate the wishes of others whom you did not intend to record or photograph.

Healthy Children:

Beebe Library is a social, public facility. While the staff strives to maintain a clean environment, public places carry the risk of germs. If your child has a cough, cold, or other communicable ailment, please consider postponing your visit as a matter of public health.