Stillwater Public Library expands storytime

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. - Updated Dec. 11, 2012) — The books children read at storytime are often the books they remember for a lifetime.  Stillwater Public Library’s storytimes are designed to help develop those fond memories and to inspire a lifelong love of reading.  The library has expanded its storytime schedule to inspire even more children and families.

“Readers are developed on the laps of their parents and other loved ones,” said Elizabeth Murray, children’s librarian.  “We want to provide the space, resources and opportunities for even the youngest readers.”

Library storytimes are free and open to the public and include the following programs:

  • Preschool Storytime is suggested for children age 2-5.  It is held year round every Monday and Friday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  This traditional storytime features stories, songs, rhymes, films and take home crafts.
  • Family Storytime will be held each Monday at 7 p.m. year round.  Family Storytime includes a story, songs, films and take home crafts.  It is open to children  and families of all ages.
  • Babytime is a new program designed for babies, birth to 12 months old.  Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes.  This storytime will be held each Thursday at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 3 through April 25, and then go on hiatus for the summer.
  • Toddler Time, another new program, will be held at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday.  It allows children 12-36 months to interact with stories, songs and movement activities.  Toddler Time will also run from Jan. 3 through April 25, with a summer hiatus.

“While we gear these storytimes for certain age groups, developmental abilities differ vastly from child to child,” said Murray.  “We want to make sure caregivers know their children are welcome to attend whichever storytime makes them most comfortable.”

For more information about library storytimes, please visit the library website at, email or 405-372-3633 x108.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.