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 inĀ the events calendar

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


Find a storytime that fits your family:

Baby Time

Join us for 30 minutes of FUN in a supportive environment where you will learn some new songs, play some simple bouncing and tickling rhymes, and learn circle activities that help develop large and fine motor skills. This program encourages bonding, promotes early speech and language development and is also a chance to meet others and learn about the community and library.
Check the events calendar.

Toddler Tales

Join us for 30 minutes of FUN with 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 they are developing a sense of humour and story sequencing. This program will enrich your child's imagination and help build language skills while having fun with words.
Check the events calendar.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for 30 minutes of FUN with 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.
Check the events calendar.

Family Storytime

Turn off the cartoons and join us for 30 minutes of 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 and social development and is a fun way for caregivers to learn new songs and stories to share at home. This is a drop-in program, and no registration is required.
Check the events calendar.

Pyjama Storytime

Come in pyjamas with your favourite cuddly for 30 minutes of FUN stories, songs, puppets and action rhymes. This is a perfect bedtime activity for the whole family. This is a drop-in program, and no registration is required.
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Man in the Moon / Daddy Storytime

A special program for men and babies (birth to 24 mo.) offering dads and other male caregivers an opportunity to bond with a little one through songs, stories and puppets.
Find out more.

Contes en Français / Storytimes in French

30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs in French. An after-school program forĀ French speaking families and families who are interested in French. All ages.
Check the events calendar.

Muffin Storytime

Weekly storytime with a nutritious snack for children (birth - 5 years) and their caregivers. Inspired by the favourite picturebook "If You Give a Moose a Muffin", this program bring together stories, healthy snacks and flexible participation. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Surrey.
At City Centre Library only.

School Age Stories

Stories and songs for ages 5+. These storytimes for older children focus on fun, and help develop their literacy skills and a life-long love of reading.
Check the events calendar.