Baby Talk

Baby TalkFor ages newborn - 3 yrs & caregivers 

Twice every Tuesday morning at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m.

This storytime focuses on developing your baby’s pre-literacy skills and will introduce a love for books by using song, movement, and rhyme. 

No registration.  Just drop on in. 

Family Evening Storytime

Family Evening Storytime

All ages with caregiver

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Family storytime is appropriate for your whole family, with books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, crafts and more! This Storytime helps reinforce a lifelong love of learning in children as well as offers parents, caregivers, and children reading techniques and new ideas about how to fully engage with reading.

Storytime Themes

3 - New Beginnings

10 - Bundle Up

17 - Frosty Friends

24 - Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!

31 - Sick Day


7 - Terrific Teeth

14 - Hearts and Kisses

21 - Tool Time

28 - Here Kitty, Kitty


7 - Springfield Youth Performance Group

14 - Reading O' the Green

21 - Have a Ball

28 - Ready, Set...Art!

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime3 - 5 year olds and their caregiver

Fridays at 10:15 a.m. 

Your pre-readers will improve literacy skills that they need for their upcoming kindergarten year. This Storytime features longer books which are accompanied by a variety of activities, including puppetry, dramatics, and simple crafts

Storytime Themes

4 - New Beginnings

11 - Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!

18- Frosty Friends

25 - Bundle Up


1 - Terrific Teeth

8- Hearts and Kisses

15 - Tool Time

22 - Sick Day


1 - Springfield Youth Performance Group

8 - Here Kitty, Kitty

15 - Reading O' the Green

22 - Ready, Set...Art!

29 - Have a Ball

Jessica Hay Toddler Area

The Jessica Hay Toddler Area is the perfect place to have fun in the library, meet new friends and keep the kids' minds active through imagination.  This area is open when the library is.  Check it out on those cold winter days as well as those hot summer days.  

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A Note to Parents & Caregivers

Storytime is not just for kids! Our Storytimes are designed to demonstrate to parents how to teach early literacy skills. Please sit with your child and participate even if your child is shy. Children learn by example, and you are their best role model. We do not expect rapt silent attention. If your child does become disruptive, feel free to leave the room together and return when he/she has calmed down.

Food Allergies

Food allergies affect 1 in 13 children under the age of 18.  Please consider bringing snacks into library programs, including storytimes, that do not contain food that could hurt others.

Common food allergies 

  • Peanuts/Nuts
  • Soy
  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Shellfish 

Thank you for helping to keep our patrons safe.