Winter Storytimes will begin Tuesday, January 7 and will end Thursday, February 13.
Tuesdays = Harris Branch; Wednesdays = Mishawaka Library; Thursdays = Bittersweet Branch
No registration is required. Please note that we will close to additional attendees 15 minutes into our Toddler and Preschool sessions to help reduce distractions to our young audience members. Caregivers are expected to participate in activities as able. You are encouraged to show up early to claim your spot!
Groups may contact the Programming Coordinator at x 1701 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 stories for each class are listed below.
Lapsit (10:15-10:40 am)
January 7 - 9: Sharing
Spotlight Book: Will Bear Share? by Hilary Leung
January 14 - 16: Snowy Day
Spotlight Book: Spot's Snowy Day by Eric Hill
January 21 - 23: Babies
Spotlight Book: Baby Parade by Rebecca O'Connell
January 28 - 30: Opposites
Spotlight Book: Stop, Go, Yes, No! A Story of Opposites by Mike Twohy
February 4 - 6: Cookies
Spotlight Book: Cookie Countdown by Matt Mitter
February 11-13: I Am Small
Spotlight Book: I Am Small by Emma Dodd
Toddler Time (9:30-10 am - Bittersweet Only; 11-11:30 am - All Locations)
January 7 - 9: Penguin Palooza
Spotlight Book: Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! by Bob Barner
January 14 - 16: Imagination Station
Spotlight Book: Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
January 21 - 23: Hats & Mittens
Spotlight Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
January 28 - 30: Alphabet Antics
Spotlight Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
February 4 - 6: Time for Bed, Sleepyhead!
Spotlight Book: Sheep Go to Sleep by Nancy Shaw
February 11 - 13: Scrub a Dub Dub
Spotlight Book: Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman
Preschool Storytime (10:15-10:45 am)
January 7 - 9: Three Little Kittens
Spotlight Book: Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
January 14 - 16: The House that Jack Built
Spotlight Book: The House that Jack Buiit by Simms Taback
January 21 - 23: Pizza
Spotlight Book: Pizza Pat by Rita Golden Gelman
January 28 - 30: Space
Spotlight Book: A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
February 4 - 6: Teeth
Spotlight Book: Brush Your Teeth Please by Leslie McGuire
February 11 - 13 Stone Soup
Spotlight Book: Fox Tale Soup by Tony Bonning
* Topics are subject to change
NEW FOR 2020 - STEAM SQUAD for ages 5-11
(Tuesdays = Harris; Wednesdays = Mishawaka; Thursdays=Bittersweet; Jan 14-Feb 13; 11-11:30 am)
STEAM Squad is a semi-structured weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music) inspired program. During this time children (ages 5-11) will be exploring hands-on projects to encompass some or all STEAM areas. We have a focus on electricty and circuits, and how they work together in simple an more complex ways. Children are encouaged to ineract socially and with other children and attend the sessions independently. No registration is required.