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Storytimes

Storytime Updates

Hello, Friends. We miss you very much and can't wait to see you again in person. Since that might be a little while, we're working on bringing you fun and educational virtual programs. Follow our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page and our brand new Southbury Public Library YouTube channel for crafts, stories & more! 

Virtual Storytimes

We offer a variety of storytimes for all ages. Choose which one is right for you.

All VIRTUAL Storytimes and Youth Services programs will still be held even if Region 15 has a delayed opening, early dismissal, or cancellation, as long as presenters have power and internet service. We will post any cancellations or changes on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page

Drop-In Storytime with Miss Heather

Drop-In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. We are thrilled to be back just in time for  summer! Join us live on our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page Mondays at 10:30 am throughout the year. Pick up a thematic paper craft after each storytime. Available while supplies last.

Storytime with Miss Katie

Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Page for Live stories with Miss Katie. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and more! This storytime explores a variety of books, concepts, and subjects and is geared towards a slightly older audience. All ages are welcome. Pick up a thematic paper craft after each storytime. Available while supplies last.

Seasonal Storytimes

All seasonal storytimes are currently paused due to COVID-19. Please see our calendar of events for current virtual programs.


Babies & Books

Babies and Books is an interactive program for babies age 6-24 months and their parents and caregivers. Babies sit on their caretakers laps while the Children’s Librarian shares short books, songs and fingerplays.  Registration is required


Toddler Time

Parents and caregivers are invited to join their toddlers ages 2 and 3 for a 30 minutes of theme based stories and songs. Registration is required


Stories & Crafts

Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to listen to longer stories and sing with the Children’s Librarian. Registration is required

 

Upcoming Storytimes

This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime

Drop In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Stories are shared, and then the children are invited to do a simple craft and pick out books to take home.

Event Details:
Join us every Monday morning online via Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Live for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft. Craft materials are available to be picked up in the library ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Nutmegs at Noon

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Have you read the new Nutmeg Nominees yet? Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at noon on Thursdays in October to hear Miss Heather share or discuss the new 2022 Elementary (grades 2-3) Nutmeg and 2021 Charter Oak Children's...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Farmers' Market Storytime

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us on the Southbury Town Hall Green for stories. We'll be at the Farmers' Market for a fun and informal fall themed storytime. Stop by and see Miss Heather and Miss Katie as you browse.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Nutmegs at Noon

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Have you read the new Nutmeg Nominees yet? Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at noon on Thursdays in October to hear Miss Heather share or discuss the new 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees. Catch us live or watch it later.&n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime

Drop In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Stories are shared, and then the children are invited to do a simple craft and pick out books to take home.

Event Details:
Join us every Monday morning online via Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Live for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft. Craft materials are available to be picked up in the library ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Nutmegs at Noon

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Have you read the new Nutmeg Nominees yet? Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at noon on Thursdays in October to hear Miss Heather share or discuss the new 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees. Catch us live or watch it later.&n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime

Drop In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Stories are shared, and then the children are invited to do a simple craft and pick out books to take home.

Event Details:
Join us every Monday morning online via Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Live for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft. Craft materials are available to be picked up in the library ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Nutmegs at Noon

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Have you read the new Nutmeg Nominees yet? Tune in to our Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook page at noon on Thursdays in October to hear Miss Heather share or discuss the new 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees. Catch us live or watch it later.&n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Drop-In Storytime Online

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Drop-In Storytime

Drop In Stories are offered every Monday morning at 10:30 am year round. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required. Stories are shared, and then the children are invited to do a simple craft and pick out books to take home.

Event Details:
Join us every Monday morning online via Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook Live for a drop-in storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and end with a simple paper craft. Craft materials are available to be picked up in the library ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Storytime Resources

Below are some useful links to some of our favorite organizations and literacy resources. 

Barefoot Books: Barefoot Books promotes beautiful books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imagination and inspire children to be compassionate, creative and curious.

Bookshare: Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: Listen to a special bedtime story read by the legendary Dolly Parton during Goodnight with Dolly

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Take a virtual tour of their online exhibit Art in Place, get creative with Making Art Together, or listen to online storytimes and videos.

Florence Griswold Museum: Can't visit the museum? No problem. Check out FloGris ArtReach with Julie for some amazing art projects.

Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code values diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission. We focus our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields.

Grab the Mike with Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature:For his two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Reynolds will visit small towns across America to have meaningful discussions with young people. Through his platform, “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story,” Reynolds, who regularly talks about his journey from reluctant reader to award-winning author, will redirect his focus as ambassador by listening and empowering students to share their own personal stories.

Jbrary: Tune in for Storytime Success. Librarians Lindsey and Dana teach you songs and rhymes.

Jim Henson Foundation: Check out the virtual events in the world of puppetry with Jim Henson's family puppet happenings.

Kindness 101 with Steve Hartman: CBS News reporter and his children teach lessons on kindness during this difficult time.

Library of Congress: The Library's doors may be closed, but we are still here for you. You'll find online ways to engage with authors you love and ways to connect to the Library’s resources from anywhere in the world.

Peabody Museum of Natural History: Welcome to Peabody@Home, your hub for digital resources, educational tools, and interesting online curiosities of the Peabody Museum!

Penguin Random House: Read Brigthly helps parents raise kids who love to read.

Peter Rabbit: It's everyone's favorite bunny, Peter Rabbit. Join Beatrix Potter's furry friends a for activities and more! Check out At Home with Peter Rabbit for more resources.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF): Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Find teaching tools to keep kids preK-grade 9 reading, thinking, and growing.

Sesame Street: Visit with all your favorite friends for a variety of resources on managing emotions to learning.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children: Join us each week for Virtual Learning from home to take part in fun-filled activities, facilitated videos, booklist, movies and songs all based on the theme of the week.

Storytime Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Wizarding World: Visit the official site of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Listen to read alouds, complete challenges, and much more.