Storytimes & Programs for Birth to Preschool

OCPL encourages developing early literacy skills right from birth with regular storytimes for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers. All programs introduce books, reading, and language through age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Designed to create a foundation of reading readiness, our early literacy programs help children develop a joy for learning language and enjoying books. Parents and caregivers learn fun ways to help build the early literacy skills children need to become successful readers.

Let's get Every Child Ready to Read @ your library!
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STORYTIMES

Introduce books, reading, and language through stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Come learn fun ways to help build the early literacy skills children need to become successful readers!

Winter 2022-23

Storytimes

FAMILY DANCE PARTYDance Party • Ages 0-5

  • Jacksonville • Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10; 10:30 a.m.
    Sneads Ferry • Jan 5; 10:30 a.m. 
    Swansboro • Feb 10; 10 a.m.
    • A fun morning of dancing for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers! Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to move!


ML - GROW LEARN CONNECTGrow-Learn-Connect • Ages 0-2

  • Jacksonville • Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17; 10:30 a.m.
    • Join other families with children ages 0-2 for a morning of exploration as you meet other parents!


ALL - STORY TIMEMusic & Movement • Ages 0-3

  • Jacksonville • Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
    • Ages 0-3 with caregivers. Join us for a fun and energetic program of movement, mindfulness, and music.


PRESCHOOL EXPLORERSPreschool Explorers • Ages 3-5

  • Jacksonville • Dec 2, Feb 3; 10:30 a.m.
    • Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate in STEAM activities with a new theme each month!
Click here to sign up and join the Winter Reading Challenge!