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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

    10/18/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

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

  • Shake, Boogie, and Bop!

    10/18/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Dance, sing, and rhyme—it's always a good time! Ages 2-5.

  • Royal Halloween Storytime

    10/19/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Calling all royalty! Come to the library dressed in your best finery for a special Halloween-themed princess storytime.

  • K-Code Storytime

    10/21/2019 @ 10:00am - 10:45am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime

    10/22/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime

    10/22/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Alphabet Adventures

    10/22/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Strengthen alphabet knowledge for future reading success at this interactive and entertaining program for preschoolers! Enjoy stories, puppet skits, songs, and rhymes and make a craft inspired by our letter of the day. Ages 3-5.

  • K-Code Storytime

    10/22/2019 @ 11:15am - 12:00pm THINKspot @MN THINKspot at Main

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Baby Lapsit

    10/23/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

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

  • Toddlertime

    10/23/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    10/23/2019 @ 10:00am - 10:30am Red Mountain Branch

    Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program start.

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    10/23/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • K-Code Storytime

    10/23/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:15am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Toddlertime

    10/23/2019 @ 11:00am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

    Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program start.

  • Baby Lapsit

    10/24/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

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

  • Toddlertime

    10/24/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Preschool Storytime

    10/24/2019 @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. 

  • Passport Pals

    10/24/2019 @ 3:00pm - 4:00pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Head to the library for a special storytime tour of the world!  Each week we will explore a new country and their culture through stories, crafts, and other super surprises...and don’t forget to stamp your passport before you go! Ages 4 and up.

  • Baby Lapsit

    10/25/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

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

  • Pumpkin Patch Playtime

    10/26/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    You'll find the pick of the patch with hands-on pumpkin crafts and activities for play and learning.

  • Spooky Saturday Storytime

    10/26/2019 @ 1:30pm - 2:00pm Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • K-Code Storytime

    10/28/2019 @ 10:00am - 10:45am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime presents: Halloween Boo

    10/29/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Be sure to wear a costume and bring your treat bag to this special preschool Halloween storytime. We'll parade through the library to gather ghoulish goodies and show off our spooky spirit.

  • Preschool Storytime Presents: Halloween Boo!

    10/29/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Be sure to wear a costume and bring your treat bag to this special preschool Halloween storytime. We'll parade through the library to gather ghoulish goodies and show off our spooky spirit.

  • Preschool Storytime Presents: Halloween Boo!

    10/29/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Be sure to wear a costume and bring your treat bag to this special preschool Halloween storytime. We'll parade through the library to gather ghoulish goodies and show off our spooky spirit.

  • Halloween STEM!

    10/29/2019 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm THINKspot @MN THINKspot at Main

    Join us after Halloween Boo! for some spirited STEM crafts and activities.

  • Baby Lapsit

    10/30/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

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

  • Toddlertime

    10/30/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    10/30/2019 @ 10:00am - 10:30am Red Mountain Branch

    Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program start.

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    10/30/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • K-Code Storytime

    10/30/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:15am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Toddlertime

    10/30/2019 @ 11:00am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

    Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program start.

  • Baby Lapsit

    10/31/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

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

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

  • Toddlertime

    10/31/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Preschool Storytime

    10/31/2019 @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. 

  • Passport Pals

    10/31/2019 @ 3:00pm - 4:00pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Head to the library for a special storytime tour of the world!  Each week we will explore a new country and their culture through stories, crafts, and other super surprises...and don’t forget to stamp your passport before you go! Ages 4 and up.

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/01/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

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

  • Shake, Boogie, and Bop!

    11/01/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Dance, sing, and rhyme—it's always a good time! Ages 2-5.

  • Paws2Read

    11/02/2019 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm Main Library

    Pets like books too! Drop in and read to registered therapy animals and their handlers.

  • Preschool Storytime

    11/05/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime Presents: Artful Tales

    11/05/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    This special storytime, Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere, presented by the i.d.e.a. Museum, includes a hands-on art activity designed especially for preschool children. Ages 3-5.

  • Alphabet Adventures

    11/05/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Learn a new letter each week and enjoy stories, puppet skits, songs, and rhymes in this interactive storytime program for preschoolers! Following a 30-minute storytime, complete a hands-on arts and craft project inspired by our letter of the day.

     

  • K-Code Storytime

    11/05/2019 @ 11:15am - 12:00pm THINKspot @MN THINKspot at Main

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/06/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

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

  • Toddlertime

    11/06/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    11/06/2019 @ 10:00am - 10:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    11/06/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • K-Code Storytime

    11/06/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:15am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Toddlertime

    11/06/2019 @ 11:00am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/07/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

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

  • Toddlertime

    11/07/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Preschool Storytime

    11/07/2019 @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Gnomevember: Passport Pals

    11/07/2019 @ 3:00pm - 4:00pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Head to the library for a special storytime tour of Germany, where the first set of garden gnomes were manufactured! Enjoy fairytales, dance to German music, and decorate a gnome to take home. Ages 4 and up.

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/08/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

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

  • Preschool Storytime

    11/12/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime

    11/12/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Preschool Storytime Presents: ArtFul Tales

    11/12/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    This special storytime, Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere, presented by the i.d.e.a. Museum, includes a hands-on art activity designed especially for preschool children. Ages 3-5.

  • K-Code Storytime

    11/12/2019 @ 11:15am - 12:00pm THINKspot @MN THINKspot at Main

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/13/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

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

  • Toddlertime

    11/13/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    11/13/2019 @ 10:00am - 10:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Toddlertime

    11/13/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • K-Code Storytime

    11/13/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:15am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    K-Code Storytime introduces basic coding concepts to families through songs, stories, games, and interactive plugged and unplugged activities. Ages 3-5.

     

  • Toddlertime

    11/13/2019 @ 11:00am - 11:30am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/14/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

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

  • Toddlertime

    11/14/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Dobson Meeting Room Dobson Ranch Branch

    Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement into an engaging storytime for children. Ages 16-36 months.

  • Preschool Storytime

    11/14/2019 @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.

  • Gnomevember: Passport Pals

    11/14/2019 @ 3:00pm - 4:00pm Program Room Red Mountain Branch

    This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

    This week, we head to Norway! Enjoy Nordic folktales, dance to traditional music, and decorate your own nisse, a sly yet charming gnome-like creature that's said said to protect farms...and don't forget to stamp your passport before you go! Ages 4 and up.

  • Baby Lapsit

    11/15/2019 @ 9:30am - 10:00am Program Room Red Mountain Branch

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

  • Shake, Boogie, and Bop!

    11/15/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Dance, sing, and rhyme—it's always a good time! Ages 2-5.

  • Saturday Storytime

    11/16/2019 @ 1:30pm - 2:00pm Youth Activity Room (MN) Main Library

    Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this storytime designed to get children ready for kindergarten. Ages 3-5.