Story Times

Family Valentine's Day Party

Location: Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Come join us for a fun Valentine's party featuring crafts for your favorite valentines and a special story hour with Mrs. Lorna.

Preview of Fantasy Playhouse's Tom Sawyer

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Bailey Cove hosts a sneak preview of Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater's production of Tom Sawyer. Please join us for a scene from Jackson's Island featuring Tom, Huck, and Joe. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the presentation.

Jr Readers

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, January 25, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, February 15, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, March 1, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, March 8, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, March 15, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, March 29, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, April 19, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, April 26, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, May 3, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:00pmTuesday, May 17, 2011 - 4:00pm

Kindergarten-2nd graders are invited to join Ms Mandy for an afternoon of stories, madlibs, jokes & an age appropriate craft.

Rowdy Reading Round-Up

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, January 13, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, January 20, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 10, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 31, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 14, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amThursday, April 28, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft. 

Storytime FUN!

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, January 27, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 10, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 17, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 21, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amThursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Join Miss Lexie each Thursday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft, designed to strengthen fine motor skills.

Music and Rhyme Time

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, January 12, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 2, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 9, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 16, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 9, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 6, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 13, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 20, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Research has shown early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy, language, social, and math skills later in life.  In this program children will experience sing alongs, musical instrument activities, rhythm & movement, and of course a musical story!

Book Babies

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 15, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 1, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 15, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 5, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 26, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Spend some quality time with your baby!  Join Miss Emily for a special storytime designed specifically for children ages 0-24 months and their caregivers.  This storytime features lots of repetition, songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays to begin building the foundation of literacy. 

Tremendous Toddlers

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, January 18, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, January 25, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, February 1, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, February 8, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, February 15, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, March 1, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, March 8, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, March 15, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, March 29, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, April 12, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, April 19, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15amTuesday, April 26, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Join us for Toddler Storytime with Miss Lexie.  Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs.  These activities will help increase your toddler's language skills and prepare them for Preschool Storytime.  The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills.

Preschool Storytime

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:30am

This week's theme: Frogs and Toads!

Preschool Storytime

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:30am

This week's theme: Space!

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