Early Literacy

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Raising a Reader Starts at Birth!

It’s never too early to get children excited about words, and what learning to read can mean. Our storytimes, picture book collections, videos and unique games give tots the building blocks to become readers for life.

Tips for Storytime Success

For many children this will be their first group experience. The following tips will help to make it a happy one:

  • Participate! Please join in the activities and save interactions with other parents until after the program. Model the same behavior that you expect from your child.
  • Minimize distractions. Plan to arrive early. Food and toys should be put away, and cell phones should be silenced before the program begins.
  • Be prepared for bad days.  If your child becomes very restless or uncooperative, please step outside the program space for a few moments to regroup. 
  • Bring it back home.  Plan to check out books each week for your child to extend the story sharing experience at home.
  • Relax, it is not expected that your child will sit still and participate in every activity. 
  • Ask for help. Our storytimes are geared for specific developmental levels (baby, toddler, preschool). Library staff is available to assist you in selecting which program is right for your child, to guide you in choosing appropriate books and materials, and to provide information about other library services.
  • Visits from groups. Our weekly storytimes are designed for children and their parents. Arrangements for daycare, school or other group visits should be made in advance.

Upcoming Storytimes

Wiggle Time (ages 2-5)

Sebastopol Regional Library
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Wee Read (0-24 months)

Sebastopol Regional Library
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:30am
Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Museum Storytime

Petaluma Regional Library
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:00am
Family Storytime at the Petaluma Historical Museum and Library outside under the oak tree.  20 Fourth St. Petaluma, Ca Thursdays at 11:00 am August 6,13, 20
preschool storytime

Story Times Cancelled!

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:30am
Will resume on September 3, 2015. 

Wiggle Time (ages 2-5)

Sebastopol Regional Library
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Wee Read (0-24 months)

Sebastopol Regional Library
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:30am
Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Museum Storytime

Petaluma Regional Library
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:00am
Family Storytime at the Petaluma Historical Museum and Library outside under the oak tree.  20 Fourth St. Petaluma, Ca Thursdays at 11:00 am August 6,13, 20
preschool storytime

Story Times Cancelled!

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:30am
Will resume on September 3, 2015. 

Wiggle Time (ages 2-5)

Sebastopol Regional Library
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Wee Read (0-24 months)

Sebastopol Regional Library
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:30am
Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages 1-5)

Windsor Regional Library
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
Join us for a special bilingual storytime for 1 to 5 year olds.  We will explore books, songs and rhymes in both English and Spanish.

Museum Storytime

Petaluma Regional Library
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Family Storytime at the Petaluma Historical Museum and Library outside under the oak tree.  20 Fourth St. Petaluma, Ca Thursdays at 11:00 am August 6,13, 20