Summer Storytimes end August 19. Our fall schedule starts after Labor Day.
Capacity for fall 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.
Fall Storytime Schedule
- Baby Storytime (recommended for ages 0 to 18 months)
11 am Mondays at the Williamsburg Library
11 am Wednesdays at the James City County Library
- Toddler Storytime (recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years)
11 am Tuesdays at the Williamsburg Library
11 am Thursdays at the James City County Library
Toddler Storytimes are followed by our 11:30 Stay and Play drop-in playdate. Stay after storytime or just come in for the playdate to chat with other caregivers while your toddler has fun with our toy collection.
- Preschool Storytime (recommended for ages 3 to 5)
11 am Wednesdays at the Williamsburg Library
11 am Tuesdays at the James City County Library
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.
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.