Storytimes

The Whatcom County Library offers a variety of storytime programs for very young children.  View times and locations on our storytime calendar.

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TODDLER STORYTIME

Ages 1 – 3, 20 minutes

Features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation.

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Ages 3 – 5, 30 minutes

Features longer stories, rhymes, and songs that engage preschool children’s developing attention spans and understandings.

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STORYTIME

Ages 2 – 6, 30 minutes

An open program that combines elements of Toddler & Preschool Storytimes, including something for everyone.

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STORIES & PLAY

Ages 3 – 5, 60 minutes

Begins with a Preschool Storytime, followed by open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

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SENSORY STORYTIME

Ages 3 – 7, 45 minutes

Designed specifically for children with sensory integration challenges, builds traditional storytime elements into a predictable routine, followed by free play with developmentally appropriate toys. Open to all, but registration is required and space is limited. Email about registration or submit questions here.

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LITTLE BODIES BIG HEARTS STORYTIME

Ages 2 – 6, 30 minutes

Explores feelings and emotions through story and song, developing social and emotional awareness critical for success in school.

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CUENTOS EN ESPAÑOL

Edades 3 – 7, 30 minutos / Ages 3 – 5, 30 minutes

Incluye los elementos tradicionales de la hora de cuentos, abierto para todas las familias interesadas en eschucar historias, canciones y rimas en Español.

Features the traditional elements of storytime, open to all families interested in hearing stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish.