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: DEC. 20-JAN. 03

Toddler Times0-2 Year Old
JacksonvilleEvery Tues. & Thur.10:30 AM
Small Wonders1 Year Old
Sneads FerryEvery Wed.10:30 AM
Preschool3-5 Year Old
JacksonvilleEvery Tue. & Thur.11:30 AM
Sneads FerryEvery Wed.11:30 AM
Family Storytime0-5 Year Old
JacksonvilleEvery Wed.10:30 AM
RichlandsEvery Wed.10:30 AM
Sneads FerryEvery Tue.10:30 AM
SwansboroEvery Tue9:30 AM

Every Wed9:30 & 10:30 AM

Every Thur.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: Jan. 7, Feb. 4; 10:30 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: 10:30 AM; Dec. 10, Jan 14, Feb. 11

WINNIE THE POOH STORYTIME

Celebrate this famous bear and friends as we enjoy a special story time with activities, games and crafts. Suitable for ages 1-5.

  • Sneads Ferry: Jan. 20; 10:30 AM