Sunday, June 12, 2016

Weekly Storytime Roundup: June 13 - June 18, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

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.

Lunch Bunch - Noon. Bring your lunch and listen to a great book!  Lay back, relax, enjoy your lunch while listening to The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors.  Dessert will be provided. 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. 

Pajama Storytime  - 6 p.m., A pajama friendly storytime recommended for kids 5 and under. FREE! Carver Branch 1161, Angelina St. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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! Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. 

Spanish Storytime – 10:15 a.m., All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave.

Dual Language Storytime – 11:00 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 Rd.

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. FREE! APL- Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St.

BookKids Storytime - 10:30 a.m. at Book People. 603 North Lamar Blvd.

Bilingual Preschool Storytime - 10:30 a.m. Bilingual Storytime is a lively 30-minute combination of books, fingerplays, and songs in English and Chinese, Spanish, or American Sign Language. Check the web page for dates for each language. FREE!  Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main Street, Round Rock.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Storytime (Pflugerville) 10:00 a.m. - Children build language and social skills through books, songs, rhymes, and fun. Followed by a craft. This story time repeats at 11:00 AM. Pick your favorite time. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Sprouts Preschool Program – 10:00 – 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 a.m., A storytime program designed for children five and under along with their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library 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.

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. 

Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo 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 Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin!  FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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- Southeast 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.

Preschool Storytime (Cedar Park) - 11:00 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.  Stories are followed by a short film strip.  Once a month a craft will replace the film strip. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 

Paint Me a Story – 11:00 a.m. Children and parents can join us for “Paint Me a Story,” an event which features a new theme each week. An exceptional professional storyteller mesmerizes the audience with an original tale while an artist draws things related to the story. This interactive event teaches drawing tips so that children can embrace their inner Michelangelo, and parents and children alike may be invited to help the artist create related images through suggestions. FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.



Thursday, June 16, 2016

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 (West Bank)- 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 Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive.

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 (Cedar Park) - 11:00 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. Stories are followed by a short film strip. Once a month, a craft will replace the film strip. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.  

Spanish Storytime – 10:15 a.m., All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.

Dual Language Storytime – 11:00 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 – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Ln.

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. FREE! APL- Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.


Friday, June 17, 2016


Sprouts Preschool Program – 10 a.m. to 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.

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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Dr.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Paws & Read (Pflugerville) 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Independent readers share a good book with a canine member of the Austin Dog Alliance. Grades K - 2. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Dual Language Storytime – 11:00 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 St.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Storytime (Round Rock) - 11 a.m.,  In celebration of life's many milestones, join us for a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You'll Go! Activities to follow.  FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock. 

Storytime Art (RSVP) - 10:45 a.m. We’ll read our favorite books are about monsters, make a monster craft and paint an adorable monster coin bank.  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.

Coloring Party Storytime! - 11:30 a.m., Join us this morning for a coloring party! We’re featuring some AMAZING coloring sheets of illustrations from To The Moon and To The Ocean Deep, so come join us and lend your artistic talents to this amazing party! Come dressed as your favorite artist for a fabulous party all about art! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.   

Family Storytime (Cedar Park) - 10:30 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. 



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