Storytimes at the Radford Public Library
Our goal is to foster a love of reading in all children by keeping our half hour early literacy programs fun. We sing, play games, recite nursery rhymes, play with puppets and read books. Our program leaders are trained in Every Child Ready to Read, a research-based best practices program developed by the American Library Association that helps young children develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. We expect all children attending our programs to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and that this caring adult will participate in the program by singing and listening. We repeat many aspects of our programs from week to week because children thrive on repetition and this gives parents and caregivers an opportunity to learn the material and use it at home. During storytime our program leaders will model dialogic reading and teach important early literacy skills, but the best teachers of young children are their parents and guardians and the best way to teach early literacy skills to children is reading together every day.
November 28th – March 2nd
***There will be no storytimes from December 23rd through January 6th
Wee Reads (0-24 months)
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Toddler Time (2-3 years)
Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Wonderful Readers (All Ages)
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 11 a.m.