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.

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STORY TIMES

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!

STORYTIME PAUSE: MAY 30-JUNE 11

TODDLER TIME (0-2 year old)

  • Jacksonville: Every Tue. & Thu.; 10:30 AM
  • Sneads Ferry: Every Wed.; 10:30 AM

Preschool (3-5 years old)

  • Jacksonville: Every Tue. & Thu.; 11:30 AM
  • Sneads Ferry: Every Wed.; 11:30 AM

Family Storytime (0-5 years old)

  • Jacksonville: Every Wed; 10:30 AM
  • Richlands: Every Wed; 10:30 & 11:30 AM; Every Thurs; 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
  • Sneads Ferry: Every Tue; 10:30 AM; Every Thurs; 10:30 AM
  • Swansboro: Every Tue; 9:30 AM;  Every Wed; 9:30 & 10:30 AM;  Every Thu; 10:30 AM

PRESCHOOL EXPLORERS (3-5)

Get ready to tinker, make, explore and take during this fun hour of activities exploring fine-motor skills and projects that will have our preschoolers discover new ideas.

  • Jacksonville: 10:30 AM
    • Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6

FAMILY DANCE PARTY!

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for music and movement as we sing, shake and be-bop the morning away!

  • Jacksonville: Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13; 10:30 AM 
  • Richlands: Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6; 10:30 AM
  • Swansboro: Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 6; 10 AM


CINCO DE MAYO STORYTIME

Storytimers are invited to shake some maracas and celebrate with a special Cinco De Mayo storytime.  Games, crafts and activities are geared for children ages 1-5.

  • Sneads Ferry: May 5; 10:30 AM