Weekday summer storytimes run June 13 to August 18. Our Thursday evening storytime with craft runs June 22 to August 10. We will also be hosting a monthly English/Spanish storytime this summer; the final one of that series is Saturday, August 19.
Storytimes take a break August 20 to September 4.
See our summer calendar here.
Summer Weekday Storytime Schedule
All Ages 11 a.m. Tuesdays at JCCL and 11 a.m. Fridays at WL
Baby Time 11 a.m. Wednesdays at JCCL
Contemos un Cuento (Spanish/English Storytime)
Saturday, August 19 11 a.m. at WL
Fall Storytime Schedule (Starts September 5)
11 a.m. Mondays at the Williamsburg Library
11 a.m. Tuesdays at the James City County Library
11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Williamsburg Library
11 a.m. Wednesdays at the James City County Library
11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Williamsburg Library
11 a.m. Thursdays at the James City County Library
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.