Library Events & Programming

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  1. STORYTIMES
  2. FAMILIES
  3. CHILDREN 
  4. TEENS & TWEENS
  5. ADULTS

cslp-web-banners_early-literacy_1-1Join us this summer for our Storytime programs! Our Summer Reading Program's theme is "Ocean of Possibilities," so grab your snorkel and let's dive in!

Storytime programs include stories, songs, and activities led by our talented children's librarians. The librarians will model reading for parents plus songs and fingerplays. Parents can connect with other families in the area.  

The Storytimes listed below are organized by age group. Take note of the time and location. Storytimes begin mid-June and end the last week of July.

Baby storytime

Babies, birth to 18 months, and their caregivers will learn, play, and grow together in this lap-sit storytime that introduces books, rhymes, tickles, and bounces designed to incorporate early literacy practices into their everyday lives.

9:15 a.m.,  Tuesdays, June 14 - July 26, Central Library
10 a.m.,  Fridays, June 17 - July 29, North Garland Branch Library
10:15 a.m.,  Fridays, June 17 - July 29, South Garland Branch Library

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will be a mixture of age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, crafts, and parachute play.

10:15 a.m.,  Tuesdays, June 14 - July 26, Central Library
11 a.m., Fridays, June 17 - July 29, North Garland Branch Library

Literacy in Motion: Join us for some lively stories, songs, and rhymes that will help your little ones develop early literacy skills needed to learn, play, and grow.  This storytime is designed for ages 18mos – 3yrs and their caregivers. 

11:15 a.m.,  Fridays, June 17 - July 29, South Garland Branch Library

PRESCHOOL Storytime

Preschool Storytime is designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, exploring colors, letters, numbers, and much more that will help develop your preschooler's early literacy skills.

9:15 a.m., Thursdays, June 16 - July 28, Central Library

Zoom into Kindergarten: Learn, play, and grow in this engaging storytime designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers! Enjoy books, songs, exploring colors, letters, numbers, and much more that will help develop your preschooler's early literacy skills and prepare them to zoom into kindergarten ready to have fun and succeed. 

10:15 a.m.,  Wednesdays, June 15 - July 27, South Garland Branch Library

Family storytime

The whole family will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, and songs that will strengthen listening, language, and literacy skills. We will use books, movement activities, songs, rhymes, manipulative, and extensions that promote the growth of the child's literacy, brain, and emotional development. We will also model ways caregivers can interact, engage, and be their child's first teacher.

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, June 15 - July 27, North Garland Branch Library
6:15 p.m., Tuesdays, June 14 - July 26, Walnut Creek Branch Library

Tiempo de Cuentos en Espanol

Los tiempos de cuento consistirán de diferentes temas cada semana incluyendo la familia, el amor, el amistad, los animales y la comida, que a su vez destacará nuestra colección en Español para niños. Se explorará un enfoque en la prealfabetización y alfabetización temprana en Inglés y Español junto con baile, canto y manualidades ocasionales.     

The story times will consist of different themes every week including family, love, holidays, friendship, animals and food, which in turn will highlight our Spanish youth collection. A focus on pre-literacy and early literacy in both English and Spanish will be explored along with dancing, singing and occasional crafts.

6:30 p.m., Martes, Junio 14 - Julio 26, Biblioteca Central (Tiempos de cuentos para la Familia)
10:15 a.m., Jueves, Junio 23 - Julio 28, Biblioteca Central (Tiempos de cuentos para Preescolares)


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Attendance at Garland Library programs or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed and video recorded for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library, such as presentations, displays, newsletters, articles, library websites and other media. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please speak to the Library Staff member before the event.