Babies & Toddlers

All in-person programs are cancelled until further notice. Check our event calendar for virtual programming.

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Story Time

1st and 3rd Thursdays at 9:30 am

Join Nano for fun stories, music & movement, rhymes, and a simple craft! Story time is open to all little ones and their caregivers. No registration required, and short attention spans accommodated.


Explore & Play 

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9:30 am 

Drop in for Explore & Play! Perfect for busy, curious toddlerswho are always on the move. Explore & Play offers interactive playtime for toddlers and their caregivers, including activities such as sorting, stacking, counting, shape recognition, color identification, art projects, and more. No registration required.


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1000 Books before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program challenges you to read 1000 books with your child before they enter school. Sharing books every day helps develop a solid reading foundation—a key to school and learning success. Plus, reading together is fun! Talk about stories, share nursery rhymes, sing songs and attend library programs. By reading just 3 stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1000 books in one year!

Get started by downloading the free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app to participate digitally OR register at the library and receive a paper reading record to keep track of the number of books read. Your child will receive a small incentive at each 100 book milestone. At 1000 books, your child will receive $50 and a trophy, will have his/her name added to our Star Reader Wall of Fame, and have his/her picture in the Depot Dispatch (optional). 

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The free app makes keeping track of your child’s reading progress both easy and fun! Scan, search for, or manually add each book to your child’s book list. Unlock achievements, goals and prizes. Manage lists for up to 5 readers in one account. Get early literacy tips each time you open the app. Spanish language version available. Download from the App Store or Google Play.