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Story Times

Listening to stories and participating in fingerplays, songs, crafts, and dramatic responses can broaden a child's experience and stimulate creative thought. It offers an opportunity to develop socialization, language, and listening skills, and builds the foundations for reading.

The Palm Beach County Library offers a variety of story times and special events for children. Please call the location near you for more information.

Session will run from Sep 08 to Oct 30, unless otherwise stated.

Preregistration is required for all story times (except drop-ins).

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Acreage Branch

MONDAYS
3:00 pm - Ages 4-6. (60 min.)
7:00 pm - Ages 2-5. Bedtime Story Time. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (45 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 12-24 mos. Toddler Time. (40 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Baby Story Time. (40 min.)
Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - On the Farm.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Ducks & Chickens.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Pigs & Goats.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Cows & Horses.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Dogs & Sheep.
Week 6 (Oct 13) - Tasty Fruits.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Yummy Veggies.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Pumpkins & Scarecrows.

Belle Glade Branch

MONDAYS
10:30 am - Age 2-5. Family Story Times. (30 min.)
6:30 pm - Age 2-5. Pajama Hour. (30 min.)
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Preregistration is required.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Colors/Rainbows.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Frogs.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Farm.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Counting.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Bugs.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Halloween.
Week 9 (Nov 02) - Occupations.
Week 10 (Nov 09) - Food.
Week 11 (Nov 16) - Thanksgiving.
Week 12 (Nov 23) - Cats.
Week 13 (Nov 30) - Snow.
Week 14 (Dec 07) - Moon.
Week 15 (Dec 14) - Bears.
Week 16 (Dec 21) - Pets.
Week 17 (Dec 28) - Birthdays.

Gardens Branch

TUESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Totally Toddlers. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Totally Toddlers. (30 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Baby Story Time. (30 min.)
3:15 pm - Ages 4-8. Afternoon Story Time. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:15 am - Age 2. Tales for Twos. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Fall Leaves Fall.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Florida.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Farm.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Fun Foods.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Favorite Clothes.
Week 6 (Oct 13) - Fabulous Apples.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Flying Owls.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Frightful & Freaky Crawlies.

Glades Road Branch

TUESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 9-23 mos. Little Wonders. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 2-3. Early Birds. (35 min.)
4:00 pm - Ages 5-8. Stories, Games & Crafts throughout Time. (45 min.)
5:00 pm - Ages 6-11. Reading Buddies. (45 min.)
Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Greenacres Branch

MONDAYS
11:30 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Baby Time. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Story Time. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Story Time. (30 min.)
THURSDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

MONDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 24-35 mos. Toddler Story Time. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 2-5. Music & Movement. (30 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 2-4. Little Picassos. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 4-23 mos. Babies & Books. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 24-35 mos. Toddler Story Time. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 2-4. Play & Read. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Up & Down.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Dark & Light.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Fast & Slow.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Big & Small.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Hot & Cold.
Week 6 (Oct 13) - Happy & Sad.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Inside & Outside.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Good & Bad.

Jupiter Branch

MONDAYS
11:15 am - Ages 13-24 mos. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
9:30 am - Ages 13-24 mos. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time. (45 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 4-7. Spanish & English Stories & Songs. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Just for Babies. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 13-24 mos. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Grades K-3. Afternoon Story Time. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Just for Babies. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Animal Babies.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Big Things!
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Mice are Nice.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Going, Going, Gone!
Week 5 (Oct 05) - A Hairy Tale.
Week 6 (Oct 13) - Fall, Leaves, Fall!
Week 7 (Oct 19) - You Don't Scare Me!
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Owls & Bats.

Lantana Road Branch

MONDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:30 am - Ages 3-4. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 4-9. Rhyme/Craft Time. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 6-14 mos. Babies. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 5-11. Wacky Wednesdays Craft Time. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
11:30 am - Ages 2-3. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 8-11. Tween Time. (60 min.)
FRIDAYS
11:30 am - Ages 2-5. Bilingual Family/Familia Bilingüe. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Mon, Aug 24.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Lions & Tigers.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Here Comes the Circus.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Dance Party.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Trains.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - And Bears, Oh My!
Week 6 (Oct 12) - Fun Farm.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Sweets.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Slightly Spooky Stories.

Loula V. York Branch

TUESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Story Times. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 3-5. Thrilling Thursday Story Times. (45 min.)
SATURDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 2-5. Super Saturday Story Times. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - School Daze!
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Week 3 (Sep 21) - In Praise of Autumn!
Week 4 (Sep 28) - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Apples & Bananas.
Week 6 (Oct 13) - Sweetest Week.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - LOVE the Library!
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Get Your Costume On!
Week 9 (Nov 02) - Kite Week.
Week 10 (Nov 09) - For the Love of Families!
Week 11 (Nov 16) - I'm Thankful For ...
Week 12 (Nov 23) - Happy Thanksgiving!
Week 13 (Nov 30) - I Can Hardly Wait ...
Week 14 (Dec 07) - Celebrate Love.
Week 15 (Dec 14) - Sugar & Spice.
Week 16 (Dec 21) - Winter Wonderland.
Week 17 (Dec 28) - Celebrate New Beginnings.

Main Library

TUESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Baby & Me. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Read! Build! Play! with LEGO® Bricks. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 1-2. Totally Toddlers. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Little Artists. (30 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 2-3. Tunes for Tots. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Adventures. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Bilingual Stories. (45 min.)
SATURDAYS
11:15 am - Ages 2-8. Craftastic. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Sun, Aug 16. Space is limited.
Week 1 (Sep 06) - Naughty & Nice.
Week 2 (Sep 13) - Big & Small.
Week 3 (Sep 20) - Fast & Slow.
Week 4 (Sep 27) - Hot & Cold.
Week 5 (Oct 04) - Night & Day.
Week 6 (Oct 11) - Happy & Sad.
Week 7 (Oct 18) - Sunny & Rainy.
Week 8 (Oct 25) - Up & Down.

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

MONDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 12-24 mos. (30 min.)
11:30 am - Ages 5-9. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:00 am - Age 2. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 3-4. (30 min.)
Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Turtles.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Carnivals & Fairs.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Forest.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Shapes.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Snakes.
Week 6 (Oct 13) - Bears.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Rhymes.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Scary Things & Monsters.

Royal Palm Beach Branch

MONDAYS
10:15 am - Age 2. (35 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 2-3. (40 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Age 2. (35 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Baby Story Time. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Baby Story Time. (30 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:45 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Florida & Florida Animals.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Cakes & Baking.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Gardens.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Chickens.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Balloons, Clowns & Magic.
Week 6 (Oct 12) - Reptiles.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Owls.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Feeling Scared & Not-So-Scary Monsters.

Tequesta Branch

TUESDAYS
11:30 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 12-24 mos. (30 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 6-12. Chapter Art . (60 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 2-3. (40 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Mon, Aug 17.

Wellington Branch

MONDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (40 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)
1:00 pm - All ages. Bilingual. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (40 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Babies. (40 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Toddlers. (40 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (40 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)
For "Babies" and "Toddlers" sign up at the children's desk 15 minutes beforehand. Limit 20. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

West Boca Branch

TUESDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
3:30 pm - Grades K-3. After-school Stories & Crafts. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
11:30 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Mon, Aug 31. Space is limited.

West Boynton Branch

MONDAYS
4:00 pm - Ages 5-8. (45 min.)
TUESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Bilingual. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 1-2. Teeny Tots. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Lapsit, Pre-walkers. (30 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 1-2. (75 min.)
No Story Time on Mon, Oct 12. Library closed. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Sep 08) - Passport Club: North America.
Week 2 (Sep 14) - Passport Club: South America.
Week 3 (Sep 21) - Passport Club: Africa.
Week 4 (Sep 28) - Passport Club: Asia.
Week 5 (Oct 05) - Passport Club: Australia.
Week 6 (Oct 12) - Passport Club: Europe.
Week 7 (Oct 19) - Apples & Pumpkins.
Week 8 (Oct 26) - Monsters.