Reading aloud promotes early literacy skills in young children and is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children and takes them to places and times they have never been, enlarging and enhancing their worlds. Reading aloud creates a positive association with books and reading, as well as provides a chance for parents and children to strengthen their bond.
At the NRH Library, we regularly offer a Storytime program for children ages 3-6 and a Toddler Time program for children ages 18-36 months.
Young children, ages 3 to 6 years, are invited to enjoy a variety of stories, action rhymes, and/or songs during this 30-minute program. Storytime provides a foundation for building a life-long love of books and reading.
Location: Polly's Room in the Children's Area
Wednesday mornings from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
For children ages 3 to 6
Toddler Time *currently on pause*
This 30-minute interactive program for toddlers, 18 to 36 months, and their caregivers features stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs. Toddlers will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition, and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers.