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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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!

STORYTIME PAUSE

AUG. 29-SEPT. 11

NOV. 22-NOV. 26

LAPTIME (Birth-1year old)

Jacksonville: Every Thu, 10:30 AM


SMALL WONDERS (1 year old)

Jacksonville: Every Tue, Wed & Thu, 9:30 AM

Sneads Ferry:Every Wed, 10:30 AM


TIME FOR TWOS (2 years old)

Jacksonville: Tues & Wed, 10:30 AM

Sneads Ferry: Thu, 10:30 AM


PRESCHOOL (3-5 years old)

Jacksonville: Every Tue, Wed, & Thu, 11:30 AM

Sneads Ferry: Every Wed & Thu, 11:30 AM


FAMILY STORYTIME (0-5 years old)

Richlands: Every Wed, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM

Every Thurs, 10:30 & 11:30 AM

Sneads Ferry: Every Tue, 10:30 AM

Swansboro: Every Tue, 9:30 AM

Every Wed, 9:30 & 10:30 AM

Every Thu, 10:30 & 11:30 AM


BIRTHDAY STORYTIME

Come and celebrate with your fellow birthday friends! Move and groove and enjoy books to celebrate your birthday!

Jacksonville: 10:30 AM

Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

PUMPKIN PARTY!

Little pumpkin people (toddlers and preschoolers) are invited for some spooky shenanigans to celebrate Halloween. Little tricksters will enjoy some Fall themed stories, games and activities. Costumes are encouraged.

Richlands: Oct. 28; Drop in, 10:30-12:30 PM


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: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5; 10:30 AM


GROW-LEARN-DISCOVER PLAY DAY (0-2)

Play is the “work” of early childhood, and there is nothing your baby or toddler would rather do than play with you. Come explore, play, and learn with your little one, and discover how simple learning through play can be!

Jacksonville: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19; 9:30 AM


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: 9:30 AM (0-2) & 10:30 AM (3-5)

Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12;

Richlands: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5; 10:30 AM