Mondays: Baby Time at Williamsburg Library
Tuesdays: Toddler Time at Williamsburg Library and Baby Time at James City County Library
Wednesdays: Preschoolers at Williamsburg Library and Toddler Time at James City County Library
Thursdays: Preschoolers at James City County Library
Storytimes will take a break following Memorial Day. We will resume on a summer schedule starting June 13. We will also be hosting a monthly English/Spanish storytime this summer. See our summer calendar here.
All storytimes begin at 11 a.m.
Capacity for storytimes is limited to 40 participants. Free tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes prior to the start of storytime. Tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. All adults and children must be present to receive a ticket.
What do we do in storytime?
Baby Storytime is a lapsit program especially for babies and their caregivers. This storytime includes 15 minutes of songs, fingerplays and lap games, plus time for your child to play and time for you to visit with other caregivers. The fall baby storytime will feature the same songs and activities every week. This repetition of rhymes and songs forms a foundation for learning for your baby and strengthens the language connections in the brain. A short, optional playtime follows baby storytime.
Toddler Storytime is designed for toddlers and their caregivers, featuring brief stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and other activities. A short, optional playtime follows.
Preschool Storytime is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers, featuring stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and other activities.
Storytimes are designed for caregivers and their children. Due to capacity restrictions, we are not able to accommodate childcare centers at storytimes.