Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekly Storytime Roundup July 25 - July 30, 2016

Monday, July 25, 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.

Baby Bookworms (Wells Branch) 10:30 a.m. This storytime is offered twice on Mondays - 10:30 a.m. for babies 0 to 18 months, and 11:15 a.m. for babies 12 to 24 months. Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port 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.


Sensory Storytime (Cedar Park) -  3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sensory Storytime is geared for children ages 8 and under who are on the autism spectrum, are sensitive to sensory overload, or have sensory integration issues.  This class features stories, song and movement activities along with sensory playtime to enhance cognitive and social development. Registration is required and limited to 15 families. Registration is open a month in advance.
Register at the Children’s Desk, or by contacting Jane Young at jane.young@cedarparktexas.gov or (512)401-5632.  FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

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. 

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.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 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 featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.  FREE! Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St..

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.

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 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.

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.

Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks and The Best Birthday Present Ever! (Round Rock) - 11 a.m.,  Enjoy two delightful new books this morning: Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Rebecca J. Gomez and Dan Santat and The Best Birthday Present Ever! by Ben Mantle.    FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock. 

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.

Storytime and Craft (Wells Branch) 6:30 p.m. This storytime is geared toward kids of all ages.  Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.


Wednesday, July 27, 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 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.

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 – 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- Southeast Branch, 5125 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Bilingual Spanish Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Austin Public Library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. FREE! APL- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 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, Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Lane; The Homestead/Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183,

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. 

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 0 to 18 months and their parent or caregiver.  A brief playtime follows. FREE! Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.



Thursday, July 28, 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.(Windsor Park Branch) and 11:00 a.m. (Manchaca Road Branch), 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 at Yarborough Branch and at 11:00 a.m. at Hampton Branch at Oakhill., 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!  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 – 11:00 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.

Spanish Storytime – 11:00 a.m., All Ages storytime in Spanish. FREE! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Storytime at Safari Champ - 10:30 a.m., 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.

Bilingual Japanese Storytime – 3:30 p.m., Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Austin Public Library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. FREE! APL- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.

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.  FREE! APL- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd.


Friday, July 29, 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.

Toddler Storytime (Wells Branch) 10:30 a.m. This storytime is geared toward children who are 18 to 36 months old. Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Preschool Storytime (Wells Branch) 11:15 a.m. This storytime is geared toward children who are 3 to 5 years old. Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

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.

The Moon's Almost Here and Kitten's First Full Moon (Round Rock) - 7 p.m.,  Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: The Moon's Almost Here by Patricia MacLachlan and Tomie dePaola and Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.   FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Storytime and Craft (Wells Branch) 11:00 a.m. This storytime is geared toward kids of all ages. Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Family 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.

Bow Wow Reading Dog (Wells Branch) 12:00 p.m. Have a one-on-one reading session with reading therapy dog, Ella! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

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.

Storytime Art (RSVP) - 10:45 a.m. We will read some super fun books about pets.  Our ceramic project is a cute dog or cat to paint–your choice! 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.

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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