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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 02 to Oct 24, 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.)

6:15 pm - Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

TUESDAYS

11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (45 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

FRIDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 12-24 mos. Toddler Time.
(30 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Baby Story Time.
(30 min.)

Belle Glade Branch

Sep 06 - Dec 27
Fun stories, puppets and a film, for kids, moms and dads.

MONDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 2-5. Story Time. (30 min.)

6:30 pm - Ages 2-5. Pajama Hour. (30 min.)

THEMES
9/08 Transportation.
9/15 Birthdays.
9/22 Food.
9/29 Stories in Rhyme.
10/06 Opposites.
10/13 Rainbows/Colors.
10/20 Occupations.
10/27 Picnic.
11/03 School.
11/10 Behavior.
11/17 Thanksgiving.
12/01 Counting.
12/08 Snow.
12/15 Bears.
12/22 Frogs.
SATURDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 4-8. Spanish Story Time.
(30 min.)

Gardens Branch

TUESDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Totally Toddlers Story Time. (25 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Baby Story Time. (25 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Totally Toddlers Story Time. (25 min.)

3:30 pm - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time.
(45 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:15 am - Age 2. Tales for Twos. (30 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Baby Story Time. (25 min.)

3:30 pm - Ages 4-7. 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.

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 about Mythical Creatures. (45 min.)

5:00 pm - Grades K-5. Reading Buddies.
(45 min.) Application required.

Space is limited. Preregistration required.

Greenacres Branch

MONDAYS

11:30 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Baby Time. (45 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

THURSDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

FRIDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

MONDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 2-3. Toddler Story Time.
(30 min.)

TUESDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Wee Folks Story Time. (30 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 4-12 mos. Baby Lapsit.
(30 min.)

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time.
(45 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 2-3. Toddler Story Time.
(30 min.)

11:00 am - Ages 2-4. Mommy Play & Read with Me. (45 min.)

Space is limited. Preregistration is required for all programs.

Jupiter Branch

MONDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 2-6. Singalong Dance Party.
(30 min.)

11:30 am - Ages 2-6. Singalong Dance Party.
(30 min.)

3:30 pm - Ages 4-7. Afternoon Story Time.
(45 min.)

TUESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 12-24 mos. Totally Toddlers Story Time. (30 min.)

11:30 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)

3:30 pm - Ages 4-7. Spanish Story Time.
(45 min.) (Starts Sep 09)

WEDNESDAYS

9:30 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Story Time for Babies. (30 min.)

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time.
(45 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time.
(45 min.)

11:30 am - Ages 12-24 mos. Totally Toddlers Story Time. (30 min.)

FRIDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Story Time for Babies. (30 min.)

11:30 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)

Preregistration is required for all programs. Space is limited.

Lantana Road Branch

MONDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time.

3:30 pm - Ages 4 & up. Bilingual: Spanish & English.

6:30 pm - Ages 5-11. Quiet Study Time.

TUESDAYS

11:30 am - Ages 3-4.

3:30 pm - Ages 4 & up. Rhyme Time.

WEDNESDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 6-14 mos. Babies!

3:30 pm - Ages 5 & up. Wacky Wednesdays Craft Time.

THURSDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 2-3.

3:30 pm - Ages 8 & up. Tween Time.

THEMES
Week 1 (Sep 02) - Food Frenzy.
Week 2 (Sep 08) - Aloha Hawaii.
Week 3 (Sep 15) - Picnic Party.
Week 4 (Sep 22) - What Does the Fox Say?
Week 5 (Sep 29) - Caterpillars & Butterflies.
Week 6 (Oct 06) - Abracadabra.
Week 7 (Oct 13) - Polar Regions.
Week 8 (Oct 20) - Who Gives a Hoot?

Preregistration is required for all programs. Preregistration begins Mon, Aug 18.

Loula V. York Branch

FIRST & THIRD TUESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 3-5. Pre-K Story Times.
(45 min.)

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Pre-K Story Times.
(45 min.)

SECOND & FOURTH 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.)

Themes
Week 1 (Sep 02) - Nursery Rhymes I.
Week 2 (Sep 08) - Nursery Rhymes II.
Week 3 (Sep 15) - Pirates & Treasure Hunts!
Week 4 (Sep 22) - In Praise of Autumn!
Week 5 (Sep 29) - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Week 6 (Oct 06) - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Week 7 (Oct 14) - Sweetest Week!
Week 8 (Oct 20) - Love the Library!

Main Library

Sep 02 - Oct 27
TUESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 2-6. Read! Build! Play!:
Stories & Legos.

11:00 am - All ages. English/Spanish
Stories & Songs.

WEDNESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 1-3. Totally Toddlers.

11:00 am - Ages 2-5. Little Artists.

THURSDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 2-5. Tunes for Tots.

11:00 am - Ages 2-6. Preschool Adventures.

FRIDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 3-21 mos. My Baby & Me.

SATURDAYS

11:15 am - Ages 2-8. Craftastic Story Time.

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

MONDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 12-24 mos. Onesies. (30 min.)

TUESDAYS

11:30 am - Ages 4-6. (30 min.)

3:00 pm - Ages 5-8. Drop-In. (30 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 2-3. (30 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 2-5. Bilingual. (30 min.)

Preregistration required for all programs except drop-ins.

Royal Palm Beach Branch

MONDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)

TUESDAYS

11:00 am - Ages 2-3. (35 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

10:15 am - Age 2. (35 min.)

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Pre-Walkers.
(30 min.)

11:00 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Walkers. (35 min.)

4:00 pm - Ages 4-6. (40 min.)

Tequesta Branch

TUESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 3-5.

WEDNESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 12-24 mos.

THURSDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 2-3.

3:00 pm - Ages 6 & up. (Except for
Sep 04 & Oct 02)

Wellington Branch

Sep 02 - Oct 17
MONDAYS

1:00 pm - Ages 2 & up. Bilingual Story Time.
(45 min.)

TUESDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (35 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (35 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 2-3. (35 min.)

11:15 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

FRIDAYS

10:15 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Baby & Me.
(25 min.)*

11:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Tiny Tots.
(25 min.)*

*Baby & Me and Tiny Tots Friday story times are limited to 20 babies each and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign in at the Children’s Information Desk upon arrival no more than 30 minutes prior to the start time for each program.

West Boca Branch

TUESDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.) PROGRAM FULL

4:00 pm - Grades K-2. After-School Stories & Crafts. (45 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.) PROGRAM FULL

11:30 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time.
(45 min.)

FRIDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.) PROGRAM FULL

Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Preregistration begins Mon, Aug 18.

West Boynton Branch

MONDAYS

4:00 pm - Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

TUESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

10:45 am - Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

WEDNESDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

10:45 am - Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

3:00 pm - Ages 8-12. Beginning Chess Class.
(30 min.)

3:30 pm - Ages 8-12. Chess Club. (60 min.)

THURSDAYS

10:00 am - Ages 1-2. (30 min.

11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Bilingual Story Time.
(45 min.)

FRIDAYS

10:30 am - Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

Space is limited. Preregistration required.