Children’s Programming and Events

photo of puppeteerWeekly Story Times*

Our story times engage the whole child and invite caregivers to be part of the experience. There are joyful, active, participatory songs, finger plays to practice, and active listening while an award winning picture book story is read. We sing, talk, read, write and play in our story times to promote the language and literacy skills for babies through preschool age children.  Story time provides opportunity for children to acquire the foundational skills which prepares children to learn to read.  A Story time provides an opportunity to enjoy learning with other children and friendships are formed.  Make Story time a part of your child(rens) early years.

Baby Time You are invited to climb aboard on a morning sensory adventure that will make your baby smile.  Fun short stories are introduced that are full of rhyme, rhythm, and repetitions prompting giggles all around.  Magic moments with Mother Goose & nursery rhymes are introduced.  Little fingers get moving when fun finger plays are introduced. And puppets peek in too! This story time program is designed for our youngest library patron’s age 6 – 18 months and their caregivers.  Current Babytime video

photo of young boy gardeningToddler Time Toddlers get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-to-30-minute programs are filled with books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 19 – 36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups participate in the program too.

Preschool Story Time  You’ve come to the right place to learn some fun, interactive ways to engage your preschoolers and develop a love of reading. We explore stories and activities that embrace the lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Current Storytime video

Shake Your Sillies Out Stop and get ready for a program that will knock your socks off! Children 18 – 36 months with their caregivers step into a world of fun. Get ready to stand up and shake your wiggles away with silly stories and funny laugh out loud songs. Your child will be a part of the Mamaroneck Libraries mini marching band by moving and making noise! Parachute time provides even more shaking and wiggling and creates space for children to be playful.
Current Shake Your Sillies Out video

*All weekly story times are currently recorded and appear on our YouTube channel. Story times are announced weekly through e-blasts and on our website Children’s Page.  

photo of guinea pigsHow can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

    • Come to story time on a regular basis.
    • Arrive a few minutes early.
    • Actively participate in the activities throughout story time.
    • Silence phones and other devices and put them away
    • Put away food, toys and other distractions
    • After the story time, encourage your child to choose books to share at home.
    • Talk with your child about the stories after story time.