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Storytimes for Children Birth to 5

Child dancingBaby Lapsit Storytime
Main Library, Mondays @ 11:00 a.m.
Babies and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20-minute lapsit program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music, and movement. (30-minute Stay and Play following storytime)

Boy playingToddler Storytime
Main Library, Tuesdays @ 10:00 am 
Children from walkers to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25-minute interactive program that incorporates age-appropriate books, rhymes, music, and movement. (30-minute Stay and Play following storytime)

girl at the libraryPreschool Storytime
Main Library, Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. 
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 30 minute interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs, movement to nurture pre-reading skills. (30-minute Stay and Play following storytime)

Children ReadingSaturday Storytime
Main Library, Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m. 
Children from walkers to age 5, their caregivers, and their siblings are invited to participate in a 30-minute interactive program with books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills. (30-minute Stay and Play following storytime)

parent and child readingCarrboro Branch Storytime
Carrboro Branch, Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Join our librarians for engaging stories, rhymes and songs, and fun movement activities. (30-minute Stay and Play following storytime). Stories and songs focus on children age 2-5 years, but all are invited to participate!

Ongoing Programs for Children Grades K-5

girl building with LEGOs

Pick up Some STEAM!, Grades K-2
Main Library, Tuesday afternoons @ 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a variety of 45-minute programs for kids in grades K-2 where we combine books to spark imaginations with a variety of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)-based activities to foster creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Check our events calendar for dates.

Two kids stacking cupsInteractive Programs, Grades 3-5
Main Library, Select Thursdays
We offer a variety of 60-minute interactive programs for kids in grades 3-5. Check our events calendar for dates.

boy readingWhat Are You Reading? Grades 3-5
Main Library, 1st Thursday of the month @ 6:00 p.m. 
A book club for kids in grades 3-5. Come and talk about books and eat pizza. No assigned reading prior to meeting. Registration required, call 919.245.2532.



Special Events
Check our events calendar for the latest in special events for young children and their families.  

To make the most of all our events, read our Tips for Parents and Guardians.

Note: While the library's family programs are open to all ages, other programs in youth services are designed for a specific age or grade range. Establishing age and grade ranges allows us to plan programs that are appropriate for each range of child development, maintain quality in our programming and promote fairness to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact youth services department head at 919.245.2531.