Storytimes

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We have lots of fun at library storytime!
Hear stories, sing songs, play games, laugh with puppets and meet new people. Trained children's staff will demonstrate ways parents and caregivers can share books and language with children to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Find all storytimes in the events calendar

Read about what to expect at a storytime.
All storytimes are free.


Find a storytime that fits your family:

Babytime

Songs, simple bouncing and tickling rhymes, and circle activities that help develop babies' large and fine motor skills. This program encourages bonding, promotes early speech and language development.
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Toddler Time

Stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays and movement rhymes. Toddlers are filled with curiosity. They are just beginning to learn about basic concepts like colours and shapes, and are developing a sense of humour and story sequencing. This program will enrich their imagination & help build language skills while having fun with words. 
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Preschool Storytime

Songs, puppets, circle games and of course favourite stories. Children will be introduced to group participation, and caregivers will learn some songs and rhymes to share with their children at home. This program is an opportunity for children to mature socially and developmentally in preparation for school.
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Family Storytime

Turn off the cartoons and join us for fun with favourite songs, stories, puppets, rhymes and circle games. Storytimes help children enrich their imaginations and build a lifelong love of reading. This program promotes language & social development and is a fun way for caregivers to learn new songs & stories to share at home.
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Man in the Moon / Daddy Storytime

Special program for Men & Babies (birth- 24 months), offering dads & other male caregivers an opportunity to bond with a little one through songs, stories and puppets.
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If You Give a Kid a Muffin Storytime

Stories, healthy snacks, & flexible participation for children ages 0 - 5 years & their caregivers. Inspired by the picture book "If You Give a Moose a Muffin". Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Surrey.
At City Centre Library only.

School Age Storytimes

Stories and songs for older kids. These storytimes for older children focus on fun and help build literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.
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French Storytime / Contes en Français
Hear stories, rhymes, and songs in French! Free French storytime for children of all ages.
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Pyjama Storytime

Come in pyjamas with your favourite cuddly for stories, songs, puppets & action rhymes. This is a perfect bedtime activity for the whole family. Pyjamas are optional.
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