Storytime Programs for All Ages

While our library is not offering in-person programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dwight Foster Public library will offer Family Storytime Online on Mondays at 10 a.m. live on our Facebook page.

What is storytime?

The Dwight Foster Public Library offers storytime programs for kids of all ages, from birth to 6 years. Find the right storytime program for your family.

Baby Time

Baby Time is a fun time for babies from birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers. Each gathering consists of rhymes, songs, and a few simple books. Baby Time introduces babies to literacy and encourages talking and positive interactions between the baby and the adult.

Baby Time occurs Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. in the storytime room.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time aims to introduce toddlers ages 18 to 36 months to literacy and encourage positive brain and motor development. Each gathering consists of books, music or movement activities, and a craft. Toddler Time can expand toddlers’ vocabulary, help them play with letters and sounds, improve their ability to describe things or tell stories, and encourage an understanding and enjoyment of books and reading.

Toddler Time occurs Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the storytime room.

Family Storytime

Family storytime gathers on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings for the purpose of enjoying books and strengthening early literacy skills. Each storytime consists of books read aloud, songs, movement activities, crafts, and more.

Family Storytime occurs Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. or Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the storytime room.


Families can register for any storytime program at the library’s front desk and begin attending the session as soon as they are able. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. One-time visitors are always welcome! Registration information allows us to track statistics about storytime attendance and maintain up-to-date contact information. When a child outgrows a particular storytime program, consider enrolling him or her in the storytime program for an older age group.

Storytime programs occur year-round unless otherwise specified. Cancellations or schedule changes will be posted in the library and on the library’s website.

Storytime Guidelines

  • Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend and participate in storytime with their children. When children see adults engaged in books and literacy activities, they are more likely to enjoy and seek out these activities themselves. Parents and caregivers play an essential role in their children’s early literacy development.
  • Children are not expected to stay perfectly still during storytime. Children at different stages need to move and make noise, and that is just fine. However, if a child becomes upset during storytime, feel free to leave the storytime room with the child and return when the child is calmer.
  • Children younger than eight must be attended and supervised in the library at all times. (Refer to the Dwight Foster Public Library’s Unattended Children Policy.) Please make arrangements for other siblings as necessary.


If you have any questions, contact:
Minetta Lippert
Youth Services Librarian