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 Family and Child Programs at the Library


Fotolia_20060439_XS.jpgThe Library has a variety of fun and educational events for families. We welcome all families to visit us for a storytime, art activity or other program at their local branch. Family events are a great opportunity for families to meet new friends, schedule play dates for children and mingle with other parents.

Please visit the full library calendar for a complete listing of events, locations and details. The following events are a few of our most favorite family programs.



Lapsit Storytime
For children from birth to 18 months. Babies and their caregivers share quality time in a 20-minute session designed to encourage language development through sharing board books and movement activities, followed by time for visiting and play. 
Call to register.

Toddler Storytime    
For children ages 18 months to 3. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us! No registration required.

Preschool Storytime           
For children ages 3 to 6. Children and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.
Family Storytime    
For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.   
School Age children are welcome to read books aloud to therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Please call or stop by the library to sign up for 15-minute reading sessions.
Sensitive Storytime

Sensitive storytimes are geared for children ages 10 and under who have a challenging time in large groups, who are on the autism spectrum, or who are susceptible to sensory overload. Preschool-level books, songs and movements will be used during these storytimes.
These storytimes are not appropriate for daycares to attend as a group.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Jones (
Chanhassen Library--Saturdays, October 17, October 24, November 14, November 21, 9:30 am
Waconia Library--Mondays, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, 10:30
 eTot Storytime

Ages 3-5. Join us for a special digital storytime as we explore apps and books using the library's iPad lab. Learn how digital technology can support your child's early literacy development.
Registration required.
Victoria Library--2nd Saturday of the month, October 10, November 14, December 12, 10:30 am

Enjoy a combined Storytime and StoryWalk featuring Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough. StoryWalks encourage children to read outside in their local city parks. In case of rain a storytime will be held in the library.
Thursday, September 17, 10:30 am
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am
Monday, September 28, 10:30 am