Outings Under $20: List of storytimes at Northwest Arkansas public libraries

Outings under $20 in NWA, 650

Did you know our local libraries have storytime in the summer, too?

Here’s a list of each library’s days/times for Summer 2016:

Fayetteville Public Library

Baby Bookworms, Ages birth to 24 months:

This story time recognizes the developmental needs and attention spans of the children this age. Parents/Caregivers interact with their babies through a variety of nursery rhymes, action rhymes, songs, and stories. Sign up is not required.

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Having fun at Fayetteville Public Library’s storytime!

Monday and Thursday @ 9:45 am, Walker Community Room

[Watch Live] Thursdays only

Toddler Time, Ages 2 – 3:

Toddler Time gives special care to include opportunities for movement, short, developmentally-appropriate stories, and weekly repetition with the goal to develop an early appreciation of books and stories, foster self-esteem in young children, and have fun! Sign up is not required.

Monday and Thursday @ 10:30 am, Walmart Storytime Room

[Watch Live] Thursdays only

Preschool Storytime, Ages 3 – 5:

These 30-minute programs feature a variety of stories, music, puppetry, finger plays and a craft. Sign up is not required.

Tuesday and Wednesday @ 10:30 am, Walmart Storytime Room

[Watch Live] Wednesdays only

book wormFun Side Note: The Fayetteville Public Library also has a dial-a-story option where you can call and hear their librarians read stories! Just call 479-856-7200. FPL also has a cafe just inside the front doors for you to sit down and have snacks and drinks (including caffeine for mama!). You can buy snacks or bring your own. There’s seating inside and outside!

CLICK HERE for more info about FPL story times.

Springdale Public Library

Rattle & Rhyme Toddler Time, Birth through Age 3:

This program is a great way for caregivers to introduce toddlers to language, literature and the Library through stories, songs and rhymes.

Wednesdays, 9:30 am & 11 am, Children’s Department

children's booksWigglers & Jigglers Pre-School Story Time, Ages 3-5:

Pre-school Story Time gives children and their caregivers the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, puppets, fingerplays, and a simple craft project.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, & 2:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium

Laugh & Learn Library Lab, Grades K-3:

These fun-filled programs feature stories, songs, activities and crafts. Children of all abilities are welcome! Adults are not required to attend school-age programs; however, an adult must stay with children who are 11 years old and under at all times while in the Library.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, & 2:00 pm, Shiloh Room

ATLAS (At the Library All Summer), Grades 4-6:

Tuesdays, 9:30 am & 11:00 am, Children’s Department

book wormFun Side Note: The Springdale Library is next to the “duck park” (otherwise known as Murphy Park), so after you pick out your books, you can go have a picnic and share your bread crumbs with the ducks and geese!  There’s also a playground, walking trail, picnic tables and more.

Click here to visit the SPL website for more info on story times and themes!

Rogers Public Library

Baby Storytime, Ages birth to 24 months:

Stories, rhymes, songs, and more! This program is a great way to introduce your little one to the Library, incorporating lots of movement, toys with textures, bells, and sensory activities! Best for children between the ages of 0-24 months.

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Reading at Rogers Public Library

Every Thursday @10:30 am

Toddler Storytime, Ages 2-3:

Listen to stories, sing songs, wiggle and move at this active storytime best for children between the ages of 2 and 3. This 20-25 minute storytime will be followed by hands-on, sensory activities perfect for young explorers!

Every Monday @9:30 am

book wormFun Side Note: The Rogers Public Library offers “Fun With Reading Kits” which are PERFECT for summer road trips or plane ride. Fun with Reading Kits are bundles of library materials including books, audiobooks, and/or magazines pulled by Children’s Library staff and selected specifically for your children. You just fill out a form and they pull materials sure to keep your children occupied based on your child’s age and interests. You can self-select the date you would like to pick up the materials and when you will return them after your vacation. Click here to read more about that neat little perk!

Click here to visit the RPL library website for more info on story times and other summer fun!

Bentonville Public Library

Baby Play & Rhyme Time, Birth to 24 months

Recognizing the developmental needs and attention spans of young children, Baby Play & Rhyme Time is an approximate 15 minute program that encourages interaction through simple books, bubbles, music, rhymes and playtime. This program gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other young families.

Thursday @ 9:30 am

Tales & Tunes for Toddlers, Ages 2-3:

Tales & Tunes for Toddlers is a short 20 minute active program that promotes positive learning experiences through short picture books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannel boards, puppetry and weekly repetition. Parents and children are encouraged to sit together for easy interaction. Tales & Tunes for Toddlers will help your child develop an early appreciation for books while encouraging emerging language skills. Coloring sheets follow storytime.

Bentonville Public Library mascot

Ardy is BPL’s children’s library mascot!

Tuesday & Wednesday @ 9:30 am

Preschool Stories, ages 3-5:

Preschool Stories is a 30 minute program sharing the best of children’s literature and illustrations, action rhymes and songs. This program will build language, literacy and listening skills while developing a love of books, the library and the joy of reading. Related craft activities will explore a variety of media.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday @ 10:30 am

Evening Storytime, for families:

Evening Storytime is a quiet 30 minute family storytime where children can unwind with books, rhymes, songs and crafts. Come to Evening Storytime to prepare your children for lifelong learning , while experiencing an enjoyable evening at the Library! Families are encouraged to participate and to borrow related materials to read together at home.

Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

Saturday Storytime, for families:

Make the most of your weekend by joining us for Saturday Storytime, where the whole family shares and enjoy books, songs, rhymes and craft activities that help children build critical language, literacy and listening skills. At Saturday Storytime, we learn and have fun!

Saturday @ 2:00 pm

book wormFun Side Note: In recent years, Bentonville has developed a master trail plan that focuses on an interconnected trail system that benefits health and wellness for citizens. BPL is considered a point of interest on the City’’s Downtown Trail.  A short stroll from Bentonville Public Library, people can visit the Peel Mansion and Heritage Garden, the Bentonville Square, Walmart Visitor’s Center, Compton Gardens and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

CLICK HERE to visit the BPL website and learn about all their fun activities!

 guess-how-much-bookBe sure to visit each library’s website for other fun events they have planned for the summer!