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Storytime

Help your child develop exceptional reading skills by bringing them to regular Storytimes at a location near you. Each week, we explore different themes with stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, special guests and more! Storytime typically lasts for 45 minutes and is geared for children ages 3-6, although children of all ages are welcome to join the fun.

Ada Public Library
Second Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Bagley Public Library
Fridays at  10:30 a.m.

Barnesville Public Library
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Breckenridge Public Library
Thursdays at  10:30 a.m.

Climax Public Library
Fridays at  10:30 a.m.

Crookston Public Library
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Detroit Lakes Public Library
Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Fertile Public Library
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Fosston Public Library
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Hawley Public Library
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Mahnomen Public Library
Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

McIntosh Public Library
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Moorhead Public Library
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce is intended for children ages 0-3 and features songs, action rhymes, books and flannel boards for the littlest learners. The program helps newborns, toddlers and children just entering preschool get ready for school. Wigglers are welcome! Baby Bounce is a safe space for children to learn and play at their own pace.

Crookston Public Library
Second and Fourth Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Detroit Lakes Public Library
Second and Fourth Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Moorhead Public Library
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.

Daycares and Groups

If you are interested in bringing a group of children to the library Storytime, please contact your local librarian in advance to ensure we are prepared for your group.

Why It Matters

Storytime helps children develop a variety of early literacy skills, such as vocabulary expansion, background knowledge and more. We help kids learn that reading is fun and that the library is a special place by instilling a life-long love of learning and reading on early on. Plus, children learn how to participate in a group setting, which is helpful when it’s time for them to be part of a classroom.

Storytime is also helpful for parents, as each week you will learn learn new songs, rhymes and stories to share with your children. You will also be exposed to new authors, subjects and creative projects and you may develop a support system with other parents and caregivers who attend.

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