Sunday, June 21, 2015

Weekly Storytime Roundup: June 22-28, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Signing Storytime with The Signing Connection (Round Rock)- 10:00am – 10:30am., Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is geared for children 0-5 years and their parents. Amy from the Signing Connection will lead this storytime that incorporates classic children’s books to help you learn basic American Sign Language signs. FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 North IH35,  Ste 375, Round Rock.

Storytime with Dr. Candra – 11:00 a.m., Dr. Candra will captivate your children with stories, songs, dances, and games. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480.

Bilingual Storytime (Pflugerville)- 11 - 11:30 a.m., Build language and social skills through books, songs, rhymes, and fun. Followed by an age appropriate craft. Free! Materials available while supplies last.  FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street. 

Lunch Bunch - Noon. Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books!  Our first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe. Recommended for ages 6-10. FREE! APL- Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

Dual Language Storytime – 6 p.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Lane.

Daddy and Me Evening Storytime (Oak Hill)- 7 p.m., Young ones and their favorite guy are invited for a special monthly storytime. Together, dads, grandpas, other extraordinary men and their kids will read, sing, craft and laugh—all while developing important literacy skills and having fun. Children of all ages are welcome. FREE!  APL – Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Whole Kids Club: Storytime and Craft - 9:30 a.m., Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? We’ll be reading a new story each week! After the book, we’ll be doing crafts related to the story. Appropriate for ages 2-5yrs old. Story-time is held out on our mezzanine and parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

Lapsit Storytime (Cedar Park) -  9:45 to 10:15 a.m., Lapsit Storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-15 months. Miss Jane leads the group in songs, fingerplays, and a book for the first 15 minutes.  The last 15 minutes is baby social time, where babies can play and interact with each other. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Storytime: Cowboys and Cowgirls (Pflugerville) - 10 and 11 a.m., Build language and social skills through books, songs, rhymes, and fun. Followed by an age appropriate craft. Free! Materials available while supplies last. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville. 

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 a.m., A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library Locations.


Ninjas in the Night Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Ninjas in the Night! Everybody wants to learn how to be a sneaky, sneaky ninja. How better to get the first cookie out of the oven or the best piece of pizza? Or pester your sister when she’s not looking? Join us as we read Ninja Bunny and other books about these most elusive warriors! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Round Rock) – 10:30 a.m., This program, developed for ages 3 and up, celebrates Hispanic culture with stories, fingerplays, songs, and other activities in both English and Spanish. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Barnes & Noble Storytime (Round Rock) – 11 a.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this morning: Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Edwards and Guy Parker-Rees and The Somethingosaur by Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m., Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.  FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.

Sensory Storytime – 11:15 a.m., Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities, like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families and friends. Children of all abilities and ages are welcome! FREE! APL- Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

Storytime at Austin Zoo- 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.

Visit with a Park Ranger at Austin Public Library – 2 p.m.,  Join us for a special visit from a City of Austin Park Ranger! The Ranger will share a story and information about animals that live in Texas. There will be a “touch table” where children can get up close and personal with furs and skulls. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre: The Monkey and the Crocodile – 4 p.m., The Monkey and the Crocodile is a delightful hand puppet show adapted from a tale in the Panchatantra (one of the earliest collections of fables written in India). Written more than 2500 years ago, it features a tricky monkey, a good-natured crocodile, and his cunning wife! FREE! APL- Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Drive.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages. FREE! APL- Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive.

Pajama Storytime (Bee Cave) -  6:30 p.m., A storytime for night owls of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy and come for the best bedtime stories ever. The milk and snacks are on us! FREE! Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Babytime (Round Rock) 9:30 a.m., Explore a different theme each week through stories, songs, and finger plays. After the brief story session, babies and their caregivers will have social time with toys, bubbles, and even parachute play. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Storytime at Whole Foods (Arbor Trails) – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Bring the little ones, it’s story time!  Each week we will feature a different story, interactive craft and healthy snack. FREE! Whole Foods, 4301 W. William Cannon.

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play!  Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.


Lapsit Storytime (Cedar Park) -  9:45 to 10:15 a.m., Lapsit Storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-15 months. Miss Jane leads the group in songs, fingerplays, and a book for the first 15 minutes.  The last 15 minutes is baby social time, where babies can play and interact with each other. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 a.m., A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.


Best Friends Rock Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Best friends are simply the best! We can’t imagine our lives without them. And that’s why we adore stories all about friends having fun, sharing adventures, and (mostly) getting along. If you love a good buddy as much as we do, come down to BookPeople to read Stick & Stone and other friendly tales, and maybe make a new pal or two! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Preschool Storytime (Round Rock) - 10:30 a.m., This reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film or app for preschool children ages 3 to 6. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.


Toddler Storytime (Cedar Park) - 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Toddler storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 15-36 months.   Miss Jane reads 3 toddler-friendly stories based on a theme, with fun songs and fingerplays in between.  Toddler Storytime lasts 20-25 minutes. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.
 
Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- Southeat Branch, 5125 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - 11 a.m., Join us every Wednesday morning for great stories and amazing activities and hands-on crafts. Don’t miss out on all the fun! FREE! Barnes & Noble, Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. and Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Lane.

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Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m., Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.  FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.Advertisement

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Preschool Storytime (Round Rock) - 9:30 a.m., This reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film or app for preschool children ages 3 to 6. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Babytime (Round Rock)- 9:30 a.m., Explore a different theme each week through stories, songs, and finger plays. After the brief story session, babies and their caregivers will have social time with toys, bubbles, and even parachute play. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock. 


Lapsit Storytime (Cedar Park) -  9:45 to 10:15 a.m., Lapsit Storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-15 months. Miss Jane leads the group in songs, fingerplays, and a book for the first 15 minutes.  The last 15 minutes is baby social time, where babies can play and interact with each other. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  multiple locations.

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 a.m., A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.


Hola Hola Storytime (Bee Cave)- 10:30 a.m., Hola, Hola is an early literacy Spanish Program for adult and child to foster a love of the Spanish language and Hispanic Culture. It is designed to empower the parent to read simple, Spanish books to the child at home. Come and sing songs, watch video, learn rhymes, play traditional games and hear stories–all in Español! Each family will receive a Spanish songbook to practice at home. You do not need to have any Spanish language skills to participate.  All skill levels are welcome! FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road.

Spanish Storytime – 11 a.m., All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Lane.

Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- multiple locations.

Storytime at Austin Zoo- 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.

Toddler Storytime (Cedar Park) - 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Toddler storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 15-36 months.   Miss Jane reads 3 toddler-friendly stories based on a theme, with fun songs and fingerplays in between.  Toddler Storytime lasts 20-25 minutes. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages. FREE! APL- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Pajama Storytime – 7 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages.  FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive.

Friday, June 26, 2015 

Storytime Yoga- 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Watch your favorite stories come to life through yoga poses! Storytime Yoga is FREE for all ages. The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway.

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play!  Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Interactive Storytime (Round Rock)- 9:30 a.m. for 0-18 months and 10:30 a.m. for 18 months and up. This group meets every Friday at 9:30am and is perfect for children 18 months and younger.  We will read a couple interactive books, sing songs, jam out with musical instruments, play with a parachute, AND pop bubbles!!  FREE! Baby Earth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Storytime Art: Japan (RSVP )- 10:45 a.m. Learn about origami and make origami finger puppets with us!  We’ll read Rosemary Well’s book Yoko’s Paper Cranes and then paint our own origami crane pottery.  Cool! Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! Please call to register.  512-852-9900.  The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Friday Night Storytime (Round Rock)- 7 p.m.,  Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa Leathers and Good Morning to Me! by Lita Judge. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Family Storytime (Cedar Park) - 10 a.m.,  Family Storytime (all ages) lasts about 30 minutes.  Miss Kit reads three books with fun and silly songs in between the stories.  Stories and songs are followed by a short (5-7 minute) film strip and a craft.  During the craft, Miss Kit has bubble time with the little ones. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.
 
Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

Family Storytime (Round Rock) - 11 a.m., A storytime that welcomes families with children of all ages, although it is best enjoyed by ages 3 – 8.
This interactive program includes a variety of activities such as books, fingerplays, music, movies, and puppets. This is a food-free event for our families living with food allergies. Please do not bring snacks to this storytime session. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

All Ages Storytime – 3 p.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.
Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.
Seating is limited at all programs.  Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance.  Note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety.  If you have a group of five or more children, please call the branch and ask to speak with the Youth Librarian to make arrangements.  Groups of five or more that arrive without contacting us in advance may not be seated due to space limitations.
- See more at: http://library.austintexas.gov/event/all-ages-storytime-312382#sthash.jmnoS97I.dpuf


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