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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.

The winter session will run from Jan 04 to Feb 26, 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. After-School Story Time. (60 min.)
7:00 pm - Ages 2-5. Bedtime Story Time. (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. (40 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 0-12 mos. Baby Story Time. (40 min.)
Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Let's Party!
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Underwear Is Everywhere!
Week 3 (Jan 19) - What Is Good to Eat?
Week 4 (Jan 25) - What Is Fun to Wear?
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Extra Unusual Pets!
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Get In Shape!
Week 7 (Feb 16) - What Is Little & What Is Big?
Week 8 (Feb 22) - What Can You Make & Build?

Belle Glade Branch

MONDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 2-5. Family Story Times. (30 min.)
6:30 pm - Ages 2-5. Pajama Hour. (30 min.)
(Except for Mon, Jan 18 & Feb 15) Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Dogs.
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Occupations, Hats.
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Mice.
Week 5 (Feb 01) - School.
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Opposites.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Picnic.
Week 9 (Feb 29) - Birds, Chickens.
Week 10 (Mar 07) - Spring.
Week 11 (Mar 14) - Behavior, Manners.

Gardens Branch

TUESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Totally Toddlers Story Time. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 13-23 mos. Totally Toddlers Story Time. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (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 4-7. 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.)
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Winter Wonderland.
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Monkey Around.
Week 3 (Jan 18) - Clean & Muddy Fun.
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Construction Zone.
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Dinosaurs Roar.
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Sweets Are Delicious.
Week 7 (Feb 15) - Bedtime Night Light.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Let's Party!

Glades Road Branch

TUESDAYS
10:00 am - Age 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
4:00 pm - Ages 5-8. After School Stories, Games & Crafts from Around the World. (45 min.)
5:00 pm - Grades K-5. Reading Buddies. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Itsy Bitsy Babies. (30 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 Time. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
THURSDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
There will be no Toddler Time on Wednesday, January 13. (due to the President's Program) Preregistration is required.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

MONDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 24-35 mos. Toddler Story Time. (30 min.)
2:00 pm - Ages 2-5. Music & Movement. (30 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 2-4. Little Picassos. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
9:30 am - Ages 6-23 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.)
10:45 am - Ages 2-4. Play & Read. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Mon, Dec 07.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Down on the Farm.
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Sunny Florida.
Week 3 (Jan 19) - Feathered Friends.
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Frogs.
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Fairies.
Week 6 (Feb 08) - In the Forest.
Week 7 (Feb 16) - Friendship.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Luscious Fruit.

Jupiter Branch

MONDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Babies & Books. (30 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 6-12. Chapter Art. (60 min.)
TUESDAYS
9:30 am - Ages 13-24 mos. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time. (45 min.)
10:30 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 3-5. Stories & Songs in Spanish & English. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Babies & Books. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 13-24 mos. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
9:30 am - Ages 3-5. Music & Movement. (30 min.)
10:15 am - Ages 3-5. Music & Movement. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. Preschool Story Time. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
9:30 am - Ages 13-24 mos. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time. (45 min.)
10:30 am - Ages 2-3. Tales for Twos & Threes. (30 min.)
11:15 am - Ages 3-5. Story Time in Spanish. (45 min.)
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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 4-8. Rhyme/Craft Time. (45 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 6-14 mos. Babies. (30 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 5-9. Wacky Wednesdays Craft Time. (45 min.)
THURSDAYS
11:30 am - Ages 2-3. (45 min.)
3:30 pm - Ages 8-11. Tween Time. (45 min.)
FRIDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 2-5. Bilingual Family/Familia Bilingüe. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Mon, Dec 21.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Winter Wonderland.
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Forest Animals.
Week 3 (Jan 18) - Winter Wear.
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Who Lives in the Swamp?
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Music & Movement.
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Valentine.
Week 7 (Feb 15) - Arctic Animals.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Folktales.

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 (Jan 04) - Fun With Rhyme!
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Our Wonderful World!
Week 3 (Jan 18) - Dreams
Week 4 (Jan 25) - A Week of Snow Days!
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Friendship!
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Love!
Week 7 (Feb 16) - Kindness.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Baby Animals!
Week 9 (Feb 29) - What We Love About Spring!
Week 10 (Mar 07) - Time to Bloom!
Week 11 (Mar 14) - Catch a Wave!

Main Library

TUESDAYS
10:00 am - Ages 3-18 mos. Baby & Me. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-5. Build & Play w/LEGO Bricks. (45 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/Cuentos Bilingüe. (45 min.)
SATURDAYS
11:15 am - Ages 2-8. Craftastic!. (45 min.)
Preregistration is required.

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

MONDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 12-23 mos. Onesies . (30 min.)
11:30 am - All ages. Monday Morning Movies. (30 min.)
TUESDAYS
11:00 am - Age 2. Twos. (30 min.)
WEDNESDAYS
11:00 am - Ages 3-4. Three to Fours. (30 min.)
Preregistration is required.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Carpenters & Builders
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Artists
Week 3 (Jan 19) - Doctors & Dentists
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Zookeepers
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Cooks & Bakers
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Mailmen & Letters
Week 7 (Feb 16) - Astronauts & Space
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Cowboys & Horses

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
10:15 am - Ages 3-5. (40 min.)
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Castles.
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Caldecott Winners.
Week 3 (Jan 18) - Food.
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Funny Stories.
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Feeling Sick.
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Fish.
Week 7 (Feb 15) - Teeth & Dentists.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Clocks.

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 Story Time. (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.)
Babies story time & Toddler's story times have a limit of 20. Sign-up 15 min beforehand at the Children's desk. *No Story Times on Tue, Jan 19, and Wed, Feb 17, 2016. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

West Boca Branch

TUESDAYS
10:30 am - Ages 1-2. Toddler Time. (30 min.)
11:30 am - Ages 1-5. Bilingual Story Time. (30 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 Story Time. (30 min.)
Preregistration is required, beginning Mon, Dec 14. Space is limited.

West Boynton Branch

MONDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 3-5. Bilingual. (45 min.)
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.)
THURSDAYS
10:15 am - Ages 1-2. Tiny Tots. (30 min.)
11:00 am - Ages 3-12 mos. Lapsit, Pre-walkers. (30 min.)
(Except for Mon, Jan 18 & Feb 15) First-come, first-served.
Week 1 (Jan 04) - Humor.
Week 2 (Jan 11) - Songs to Books.
Week 3 (Jan 18) - Clothes.
Week 4 (Jan 25) - Bears.
Week 5 (Feb 01) - Colors.
Week 6 (Feb 08) - Sweet Treats.
Week 7 (Feb 15) - Love & Friendship.
Week 8 (Feb 22) - Stars & Stripes.