Sunday, July 5, 2015

Weekly Storytime Roundup: July 6-12, 2015

Monday, July 6, 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.

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 Congress.

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 – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Drive.

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.

Tuesday, July 7, 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.

Whole Kids Club Storytime – 10 a.m., Join us for a fun morning in the Buzz Bar- just for kids! We’ll be reading Gregory, the Terrible Eater and will be tasting a yummy dip that’s easy to make at home. FREE! RSVP:
julykidsclub.eventbrite.com. Ideal for ages 2-8, but all ages are welcome. Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Storytime: Cupcakes and & Milk (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, 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 the Little Things Storytime – 10:30 a.m., In BookKids, we have a high regard for all things little – be they the tiny humans that come in for storytime or the tiny treasures that make their ways into our pockets. That’s why today’s storytime is all about little things. We’ll be reading the classic picture book, George Shrinks, along with other tales so irresistibly small that you’ll want them for your very own. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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.

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: Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt and Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi Y. Stemple. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

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.

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.

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 8, 2015

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.

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.

Kids Club Whole Foods Lamar - 9:30 a.m., Join Hannah on the mezzanine for Kids Club! Each week features a different craft or story. No RSVP is necessary, however we do recommend arriving a few minutes early. FREE! Whole Foods, N. Lamar Blvd.

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.

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.

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.


Roll in the Dirt Storytime – 10:30 a.m., We’re not really going to roll in the dirt today at storytime. Mainly because it would get on all the books. But wouldn’t it be fun if we could? We think one of the greatest things about summer is kicking off our shoes and walking outside without worrying so much about getting dirty. And who better to celebrate the glories of griminess with than a certain mess-prone dog we all know and love? Come on down today to read Harry the Dirty Dog and other stories about the joys of getting outside. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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., 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.


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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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.

French Storytime – 3:30 p.m., Bonjour and welcome to this très special French/English dual language storytime! Join us, s’il vous plait, on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM for stories, songs and crafts in French and English. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.

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 10, 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! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Blvd.

Storytime Art: Bugs (RSVP )- 10:45 a.m. Join us for a creepy crawly storytime art all about bugs. We’ll be painting a giant set of butterfly and ladybug magnets. So cute! 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., 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.

Friday Night Storytime (Round Rock)- 7 p.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll and Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Goodnight Austin Storytime and Book Signing – 10 a.m. to noon. Meet the author & illustrator of Goodnight Austin. Join us for storytime & book signing! FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH-35, 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- Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

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.

Splish Splash Storytime - 11:30 a.m., Here in central Texas we’ve gotten more than our fair share of rain! So it’s time to jump into those galoshes and take advantage of all this water. Today we’ll be celebrating full creeks and cool swimming holes with Bear & Hare Go Fishing! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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