Events and Storytimes

All About Storytime

Storytimes are the backbone of all children’s library programs. By attending storytimes, you are helping to develop language skills, increase vocabulary and comprehension, and set the stage for a love of reading. At the same time, you are preparing a child to read, which may help him or her do better in school in the years to come. Don’t forget another benefit: It is a bonding experience for both of you when you sit together to listen to stories, and sing and dance.
 
Storytimes aren’t just for the children! In most of our storytimes we will have handouts for you to bring home to keep the experience going. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in storytime to not only model proper behavior but also to learn some of the best ways to talk, sing, and read with their children. All this from listening to stories!

Brighton Memorial Library offers a range of storytimes to suit specific age groups. No matter the age, we have a storytime for children from birth through preschool. Siblings are always welcome, and all of our storytimes are drop-in — no registration required! Unless otherwise noted, all storytimes are held in the Friends of Brighton Memorial Library Learning Center. The storytimes listed below are held regularly from September through May. Please check the calendar for specific dates. Details on Summer Storytimes can be found with the Summer Learning information.


All Ages

For children of all ages, with a caregiver
Scheduled Mondays @ 10 AM from September through May
See the calendar for specific dates
 *In the event of staff illness or closings due to weather,​ storytime will be canceled, and alerts will be posted on our Facebook page by 9:30 AM. 


Tot Time
For toddlers approximately 1-3 years, with a caregiver
Scheduled Mondays @ 10:45 AM from September through May
See the calendar for specific dates 
*In the event of staff illness or closings due to weather,​ storytime will be canceled, and alerts will be posted on our Facebook page by 9:30 AM. 


Wobbly Toddlers

For children just learning to walk, with a caregiver
Scheduled Tuesdays @ 10 AM from September through May
See the calendar for specific dates
*In the event of staff illness or closings due to weather,​ storytime will be canceled, and alerts will be posted on our Facebook page by 9:30 AM. 


Baby & Me Lapsit
For infants to pre-walkers, with a caregiver
Scheduled Tuesdays @ 11 AM from September through May
See the calendar for specific dates
*In the event of staff illness or closings due to weather,​ storytime will be canceled, and alerts will be posted on our Facebook page by 9:30 AM. 


Pajama Time

For children of all ages, with a caregiver. Pajamas are encouraged!
Scheduled Wednesdays @ 7 PM from September through May in the Brighton Kiwanis Discovery Room
See the calendar for specific dates 
*In the event of staff illness or closings due to weather,​ storytime will be canceled, and alerts will be posted on our Facebook page by 9:30 PM. 


Preschool
For children currently attending preschool, with a caregiver
Scheduled Thursdays @ 10 AM from September through May
See the calendar for specific dates
*In the event of staff illness or closings due to weather,​ storytime will be canceled, and alerts will be posted on our Facebook page by 9:30 AM. 

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