Storytimes | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library



Spring Storytimes will begin Tuesday, April 9 and will end Thursday, May 16.


No registration is required. You are encouraged to show up early! Please note: Rooms will be closed to additional participants 15 minutes into our Toddler Time and Preschool programs to allow staff to focus on storytime activities and minimize distractions to children already in the room.
For more details,visit page 10 of our Spring Program Guide.

Groups may contact Youth Services at any Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library location to inquire about special accommodations.


Check out our storytimes and enjoy a variety of classic and newer stories, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and hands-on activities.
The weekly topics* and spotlight books for each class are listed below.

Lapsit (birth-23 months)

April 9-11: Hats
Spotlight Book: Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won


April 16-18:  Dinosaurs
Spotlight Book: Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes! by Timothy Knapman


April 23-25: Counting
Spotlight Book: Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani


April 30-May 2: ABC's
Spotlight Book: Alphabeasts by Wallace Edwards


May 7-9: Colors
Spotlight Book: Yellow is the Color of My Star by Judy Horacek


May 14-16: Shapes
Spotlight Book: Sweet Shapes by Juana Medina

Toddler Time (2 & 3 year olds)

April 9-11: Down on the Farm
Spotlight Book: Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming


April 16-18:  Forest Friends
Spotlight Book: Mama's Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri


April 23-25:  Backyard Bugs
Spotlight Book: I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges


April 30-May 2: In the Big Jungle
Spotlight Book: Starry Safari by Linda Ashman


May 7-9:  Pet Parade
Spotlight Book: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff


May 14-16: Under the Sea
Spotlight Book: Octopants by Suzy Senior


Preschool Storytime (3 1/2 to Entering Kindergarten)

April 9-11:  Unicorns
Spotlight Book: Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea


April 16-18: Dragons
Spotlight Book: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin


April 23-25:  Mermaids
Spotlight Book: Pearl by Molly Idle


April 30-May 2: Hippos
Spotlight Book: Hello Hippo, Goodbye Bird by Kristyn Crow


May 7-9:  Ocean
Spotlight Book: The Best Artist in the Ocean by Keven Sherry


May 14-16:  Weather
Spotlight Book: Stormy Weather by Debi Gliori


* Topics are subject to change 

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