Early exposure to talking, singing, playing, reading and writing are the building blocks of literacy. Children from birth through their second year are invited to enjoy finger-plays, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities and play with their caregivers.

Thursdays, 10 a.m.
Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29
Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27
Downtown Children’s Room

Bonus Babytime at Helen Warner Branch

Join us as we bring the beloved Babytime program back to the Helen Warner Branch. Bonus Babytime will provide an additional opportunity for our youngest guests to sing, read, talk, and play.

Friday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.
Friday, Oct, 14, 10 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

Bedtime Stories in Spanish Video Premiere

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories! Willard Library will collaborate with various leaders in the Hispanic and Latinx community to read bedtime stories beginning Tuesday. September 20. Find a comfortable spot, grab your stuffed animal, and join us as we present popular Children’s titles in Spanish on these Tuesday evenings.

¡Celebre el Mes del Legado Hispano con historias! La Biblioteca Willard colaborará con varios líderes de las comunidades hispanas y latinas para leer historias para dormir en el mes de septiembre. Encuentra un lugar cómodo, agarra tu animal de peluche y únete a nosotros mientras presentamos títulos populares para niños en español los jueves en la tarde.

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.,
Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook page and YouTube channel


Picking Pumpkins Storytime

For this storytime, we are bringing the pumpkin patch to the library. Read stories, sing songs, make crafts, and play games all about pumpkins with Miss Chelsea. You will even get to pick your own mini pumpkin to take home with you. 

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
Downtown Children’s Room

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

Apples, Apples, Everywhere! Storytime

It’s fall, and apples are growing everywhere! During this storytime, learn with Ms. Nikki all about the different types of apples, listen to a story, sing, dance, and do a fun apple craft.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.
Downtown Children’s Room

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

Monster Madness Storytime

Calling all monsters! The monsters are headed to the library for the fall season. Join Miss Chelsea and the monsters to tell stories, sing songs, and play monster games. This silly storytime will bring fun to an often scary topic.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.
Downtown Children’s Room

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

Sensory Playdate

This playdate will provide a space for children to explore different hands-on centers such as blocks, kinetic sand, art, music, and many other manipulatives to enhance learning and enjoy socializing with other children.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10-10:45 a.m.
Downtown Programming Room

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10-10:45 a.m.
Helen Warner Branch

Pajama Party: A Bilingual Storytime Video Premiere

Grab your comfy pjs, snuggle up with your favorite blankie, and join us for a virtual bedtime story. This virtual storytime will include reading the story “Good Night, Good Night” by Sandra Boynton in both English and Burmese. 

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., 
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook page and YouTube channel