Check out HBPL's Storytime YouTube Channel, where you can access storytime from home. Our storytellers share songs, rhymes, stories, and more to keep your little ones busy and thinking!
Join Miss Melissa as she leads caregivers and babies in a variety of pre-literacy songs, fingerplays, and activites. This storytime is for babies ages 0-18 months. Tickets for storytime are required, and will be available in the Children's Library prior to storytime.
Join Miss Kari as she leads a fun interactive storytime just for toddlers ages 18-36 months. A short Stay & Play time will be set up following storytime in the Children's Library. Tickets for storytime are required, and will be available in the Children's Library prior to storytime.
Join Miss Kari as she leads a fun, interactive storytime just for preschool children ages 3-5 years. A short Stay & Play time will be set up following storytime in the Children's Library. Tickets for storytime are required, and will be available in the Children's Library prior to storytime.
Join Miss Brianna she leads a fun, interactive storytime and craft just for toddlers, ages 2-5! Tickets are required to attend storytime, and are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children's Desk.
Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to create a new project each week during the Fall Program Session at the Central Library! Visit the Creativity Corner around the Children’s Library fish tank to explore paint dotter art, collage, lacing, googly eyes, and more. Projects take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to complete. No registration required; activities available while supplies last.
Khan Academy Kids presents Circle Time, aka storytime! Every other Monday, Caroline, Sophie, and friends post a new Circle Time video filled with stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. This storytime focuses on specific concepts and incorporates fun activities you can do at home and in your neighborhood as a family.
Multicultural books let your kids see into other children’s lives and imagine themselves in others' shoes. Take time to read and talk about these books, research the countries further, try some new foods, just keep the learning going!
GetReadytoRead.org is one of the National Center for Learning Disabilities' family of websites. On their early literacy page, parents and caregivers can find videos, articles, resources, tips, tricks, and activity ideas for incorporating early literacy into their family's daily lives.
The Boston Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that cover much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing the Basics learning experiences.