Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weekly Storytime Roundup: June 20 - June 25, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Infant Storytime - 10:30 a.m. (Ages birth-1 year), This storytime is designed for babies from birth through one year.  Join us at Westbank Library1309 Westbank Drive.

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. 

All Ages Storytime - 12:30 p.m. Come to our weekly storytime for the whole family at Laura's Library every Monday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Toddler 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 - 10:30 a.m. (Ages 3 - 5 years): Preschoolers will enjoy songs, fingerplays, books, and crafts at this storytime. Join us at Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive.

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.

Spanish Storytime – 11:00 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 22, 2016

Tot Storytime - 10:30 a.m. (Ages 1 - 3 years): Bring your toddlers for storytime with songs, books, finger plays and crafts!  Join us at Westbank Library1309 Westbank Drive.

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. 

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.

Bilingual Spanish 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! Hampton Branch at Oakhill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.

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 23 2016


Tot Storytime - 10:30 a.m. (Ages 1 - 3 years): Bring your toddlers for storytime with songs, books, finger plays and crafts! Laura's Library9411 Bee Cave Road.

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.  


Preschool Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 3 to 5 and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE!  Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr. 

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.

Storytime at Safari Champ - Kids of all ages will enjoy a break from playing at this stroytime with Ms. Gloria Brown. Included with admission. Safari Champ,  1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

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 24, 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.

All Ages Storytime - 12:30 p.m. Come to our weekly storytime for the whole family at Laura's Library every Monday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Family All Ages Storytime - 12:30 p.m. Come to our weekly storytime for the whole family at Laura's Library every Monday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive.

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.

Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery Storytime (Round Rock) - 11 a.m.,  IJust because you're extremely cute, doesn't mean you can't operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a funny, whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who's boss! Join us for a fun-filled Storytime!   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.

Vamos a La Playa Storytime! - 11:30 a.m., Vamos a la Playa! The weather is heating up, the Beach Boys are playing on the radio every hour, and the days are getting super loooong. All this makes us want to pack up our best sand castle pails and shovels and head for the beach! The only problem? Austin isn't exactly an oceanfront town. But we can imagine we're there by reading Poor Little Guy and other beachy tales 'til the tide rolls in!  FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.   

Family Storytime (Cedar Park) - 10:00 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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