The Williamsburg Regional Library offers storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers each week at both locations. All storytimes begin at 10 a.m.

Baby Storytime is a lapsit storytime program especially for babies from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. This storytime includes 15 minutes of songs, fingerplays, and lap games. The 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 (ages 18 months to 3 years) and Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 years) both feature 20-30 minutes of stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other activities designed for children and their caregivers.

Currently, storytimes will occur outside, weather permitting.

Baby Storytime at the Williamsburg Library

Toddler Storytime at the Williamsburg Library
Baby Storytime at the James City County Library

Preschool Storytime at the Williamsburg Library
Toddler Storytime at the James City County Library

Preschool Storytime at the James City County Library

Can’t make it to the library? Check out our full storytime playlist on the library’s YouTube channel.


Looking for more stories? Try our StoryWalk™ at the James City County Library. You can take a walk outside the library and read a picture book along the way.

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

This month we’re featuring Mo’s Mustache by Ben Clanton.

You can stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up materials to make your own ‘stache. Don’t forget to send us a picture!

Puppet Singalongs


If you’re looking for even more fun, choose a puppet singalong from the list below, or check out our Youtube channel for lots more family-friendly videos!

Baby Bits

Happy Baby

Baby Bits is a series of short songs, rhymes, and fingerplays demonstrated by WRL Youth Services librarians, along with early literacy tips especially for you and your little one. Choose from the videos below, or download our storytime songsheet.