Designed for infants birth to 18 months. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs, and fingerplays. Activities are paced for infants' abilities.
Designed for children 18- to 36-months-old. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs, and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit the toddlers' short attention spans. Each Toddler storytime is 20 minutes long.
Designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers. Stories are longer than the Toddler Storytime and the activities are more complex. Children must be able to sit still for a longer period of time than during Toddler Storytime. Preschool Storytime is 30 minutes long.
Family Storytime is for all ages. It is an opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way.
|Spanish/English Bilingual Storytimes
We offer Spanish/English bilingual storytimes at the Asheboro Public Library. Bilingual storytime is an excellent experience in both languages for monolingual and bilingual children.
Guidelines for Storytime
- Be playful: Please join in and show your child that storytime is fun. The time to visit with other adults is before or after storytime.
- Distractions: Arriving late is sometimes impossible to avoid, but please enter the room with as little disruption as possible.
- Those bad days: Remember, we all have bad days. If your child becomes upset, it’s okay to step out of the room to "regroup," then quietly return.
- Those insecure days: It’s okay if your your child wants to observe instead of joining in. We completely understand that for some children this will be their first group experience in the library, and that it may take a few visits for them to feel comfortable.
- Choosing a storytime: Our storytimes are geared toward specific developmental levels: toddler, preschool, family. If you are not sure which one to attend, please ask your librarian which one is best for your child.
- Bring books home too: An important part of the storytime experience for children is checking out books to read or share at home.
- Group visits: Our storytimes are designed for parents and children; arrangements for school, daycare, or other group can be made in advance by calling 336-318-6804.
Make the most of your family's visit to the library
Thank you for bringing your child to the Randolph County Public Library and providing them with an opportunity to fall in love with books and reading. Here are some tips to help make your visit as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
- Read softly to your child/children while in the children's area.
- Help your child/children to select books, CDs, DVDs, or magazines. Leave any they decide not to check out on a table for library staff to put away.
- Encourage your child to walk while in the library, for their safety and the safety of others.
- Guide your child in proper use of library furniture, computers and other resources.
- Take your child out of the library if they become upset and disruptive. Feel free to return once they have calmed down.
Vist your library branch for storytime!