HPL HomeAbout HPLUsing the LibraryCalendarFor Readersresearch and reference toolskidstuffTeen Centralhelp donate volunteerCommunity

about us
kids K-5first 5 yearsparentsteaching toolsevents for kids and familiesspotlightspotlight


Storytimes at HPL

Each week, your child will get a handout with the books, songs and other activities we've enjoyed. Sing the songs and do the activities during the week with your child. Select books from the library to read at home.

Remember that reading to your child is the most important thing you can do to encourage a love of books and reading. For current program dates and times, visit our event calendar.

2014 Preschool Storytime Schedule
Winter Session: January 8 - March 1
Spring Session: March 17 - May 10

Baby Walkers for babies 13-24 months old
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.*

Baby Lapsit for babies 0-12 months old
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.*

Speaking, singing and reading to babies sparks their creativity and brain development. Begin your baby's road to reading with 15-20 minutes of rhymes, songs and simple books in these spirited programs for our youngest patrons. A playtime follows each program.
Check calendar for current listings.

Tales for 2s and 3s for children 2-3 years old
Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Two- and three-year-olds are extremely active, imitate adult behavior and are developing verbal skills that express emotion. This 25-minute program builds vocabulary and helps foster motor skills development through fingerplays and other movement activities.
Check calendar for current listings.

Tales for 4s and More for children 4-6 years old
Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
This storytime includes 40 minutes of more complex stories, songs and activities that introduce the wider world and encourage the attentiveness necessary for school success. To help allow your preschoolers to practice their kindergarten skills without distraction, younger siblings are not invited to this storytime.
Check calendar for current listings.

Saturday Story Shorts for children 1-5 years old
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half-hour program including a story or two, a song or movement activity, and an easy craft. Geared for children ages 2-5, but families are welcome to come enjoy the program together. No registration necessary.
Check calendar for current listings.

Learning Through Play for children ages 1-5 years
Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m.
Drop in and join your child as he/she explores, discovers and learns through play. Play is an avenue through which children can express their emotions, build relationships with others and master difficult experiences. Play stations and activities are easy to duplicate at home. An adult caregiver must accompany children. No registration necessary. Families welcome.

Please call the Children's Room (758-6585) if you have any questions about storytime at the library.

A Note on Age-Specific Groups
Because our storytimes are designed for specific age groups and contain content unique to their developmental needs, we ask that children remain in their age-appropriate storytime until they are old enough to advance to the next level. 

Return to First Five Years page.



WiFi Zone
© Hedberg Public Library. All rights reserved.
316 South Main Street Janesville, WI 53545 | (608) 758-6600