Sunday, July 12, 2015

Storytime Roundup: July 13-19, 2015


Monday, July 13, 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.

Babytime (Pflugerville) - 10 a.m., Encourage your child's language development through rhymes, music, stories, and action. FREE! Ages 3 - 18 months. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

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.
* Check this off of your July Summer Fun Checklist for Kids AND get a free grab bag after completing four items!

Family Story Time - 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy a FREE experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. Every Monday, explore a new topic related to the Lone Star State. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue.

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.

Pajama Storytime (Round Rock) - 6:30-7 p.m., A pajama friendly storytime for all ages. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
 
Whole Foods Storytime and Crafts - 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 (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.

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 am. Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL - Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.  

Poetic Summer Storytime -10:30 a.m., July is why summer will never be a bummer! Pools to cool and beaches to teach us – summertime is the most poetically inspiring time of the year! That's why we’ll be reading books full of rhythm and rhyme this morning, including selections from Firefly July. It will be noisy and neat, sibilant and sweet, and when we’re done with poems and all, we will write some more to hang on the wall! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Round Rock) - 11 a.m., This program, developed for ages 3 and up, celebrates the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through stories, songs, and activities. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, 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.

Pottery Barn Storytime - 11 a.m., Weekly storytimes feature kid's favorite books and a chance to earn a free prize after attending five storytime events as a member. FREE! Pottery Barn, Barton Square Mall, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.

Barnes & Noble Storytime (Round Rock) - 11 a.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this morning: I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems and Ellie by Mike Wu. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera, 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Toddlertime (Round Rock) - 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., This interactive program supports pre-reading skills to build a strong foundation for learning–and the joys of learning–with young children. 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.

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 am. Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL - Terrazas Branch, 1105E Cesar Chavez.

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.

Dual Language Storytime – 10:15 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.

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. 

Tiny Tails To You Storytime - 10:30 a.m., If you're a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, AND stories then you're in luck! Today our friends from Tiny Tails to You will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin! What a wonderful way to make new friends – this morning at 10:30am. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 

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.

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.

Preschool Storytime - 11 a.m., Preschool storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 3-5 years old.  Miss Jane reads three books with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays in between, all based on a theme.  FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discover Blvd., Cedar Park.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.
Books and Babies - 2 p.m., A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers.  Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows.  APL - Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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 (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.

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.

Dual Language Storytime – 10:15 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 branches.

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.

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.

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.

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! APL - Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive.

Preschool Storytime - 11 a.m., Preschool storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 3-5 years old.  Miss Jane reads three books with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays in between, all based on a theme.  FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discover Blvd., Cedar Park.

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.

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.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Babytime (Round Rock)- 9:30 a.m., Explore a different theme each week through stories, songs, and finger plays. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock. 

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.

Toddlertime (Round Rock) - 10:30 a.m., This interactive program supports pre-reading skills to build a strong foundation for learning–and the joys of learning–with young children. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Storytime Art: Pony Power Party (RSVP )- 10:45 a.m. Wear your favorite MLP gear and join us for a party!  We’ll read My Little Pony books and paint our own MLP ceramic figurine.  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.

All Ages Storytime - 11 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 Street.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

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., 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.

Get Pop-Cultured: Star Wars - 11 a.m., Enjoy a special Star Wars themed storytime, costume contest, and Hans Solo target practice. Fans of all ages can join us for exclusive products, activities, trivia and for a chance to win a Star Wars standee.  FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd.

Family Storytime (Cedar Park) - 11 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. 

Sweet Siesta Storytime - 11:30 a.m., No one loves settling in for a nice mid-morning nap as much as we do. So today we are going to be reading The Napping House and some other snoozily soporific stories designed to lull us gently into slumber. Then we'll throw some water on our cheeks and get back to work! So come on down and join us for a mid-morning break. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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