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 Storytime

Mesa Public Library offers a range of regularly scheduled storytimes as well as special early literacy events for children birth to age 5. Storytimes help develop early literacy skills, nurture a love of reading, and model activities caregivers can provide to children at home.

Weekly Storytimes

Baby Lapsit
Introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies. Birth to 16 months.

Toddlertime
Introduces the rhythm and beauty of language through stories, songs, and fingerplay fun. Ages 16-36 months.

Preschool Storytime
Stories, music and fun for ages 3-5.

Visit the events calendar for our full storytime schedule

 

Upcoming Storytimes:

  • Baby Lapsit

    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Red Mountain Branch at Program Room (200)

    Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth to 16 months.

  • Baby Lapsit

    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Dobson Ranch Branch at Dobson Meeting Room (Max. 75)

    Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth to 16 months.

  • Preschool Storytime Presents: Artful Tales with the i.d.e.a Museum

    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Main Library at Youth Activity Room

    Special guest from the i.d.e.a. Museum will present a A Far Out Solar System Storytime and craft. For ages 3-5

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Red Mountain Branch at Program Room (200)

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness storytime. For ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Dobson Ranch Branch at Dobson Meeting Room (Max. 75)

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness storytime.

  • Family Jammie Storytime

    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Red Mountain Branch at Program Room (200)

    Come dressed in your coziest pajamas with your favorite bedtime cuddle companion to enjoy picture books, rhymes, and songs! There's no better time to share a book than at bedtime, and no better way to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in children. Besides, who's tired?

  • Toddlertime

    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Main Library at Youth Activity Room

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.

  • Young and Restless: A Storytime for Little Movers

    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Dobson Ranch Branch at Dobson Meeting Room (Max. 75)

    Is your new walker on the go? Is he or she too busy exploring to sit for a lap bounce or a complete story book? Join us for a dynamic 30 minutes filled with early literacy activities chosen especially for toddlers who just need to move! Ages 12-24 months.

  • Toddlertime

    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Red Mountain Branch at Program Room (200)

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Main Library at Youth Activity Room

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Red Mountain Branch at Program Room (200)

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.

  • Preschool Storytime

    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Mesa Express Library at In the library

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness storytime.

  • Baby Lapsit

    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Main Library at Youth Activity Room

    Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.

  • Toddlertime

    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Dobson Ranch Branch at Dobson Meeting Room (Max. 75)

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.

  • Shake, Boogie, and Bop!

    When: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Main Library at Youth Activity Room

    Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. For ages 2-5.

  • Learn and Grow with ArtFul Tales

    When: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Red Mountain Branch at Program Room (200)

    Special guests from the i.d.e.a. Museum will present a Far Out storytime and art-making activity. Join us for some solar system fun. It'll be out of this world! Come early -- space is limited!