Georgetown Public Library

Kids’ Services and Events

HCPL - Storytime

Regular Storytime

Regular storytimes run from September through May.

  • Baby and Me Storytime takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00 for ages 0-18 months.
  • Family Storytime, for ages 0-5 years, takes place on:
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30, 10:15. and 11:00 a.m.
    • Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday Special Storytimes (check calendar for specific dates):
    • STEM third Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (September-May)
    • Sensory second and fourth Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Ages and availability will vary; check the Library Events Calendar for more details.

There are no storytimes during the month of August. 

Storytimes provide young children with the opportunity to learn social skills in a group situation, introduce early literacy, and to experience the enchantment of reading in the library.

Storytime depends on the cooperation of parent, child, and storyteller. Our main goal is for everyone to have a good time at the library. To make this experience an enjoyable one for your child, we ask for your cooperation and assistance in the following ways:

  • Discuss with your child what to expect at Storytime.
  • Please arrive on time. Children are easily distracted by newcomers.
  • Please take children who become restless outside the Storytime area as not to distract others from the program.  Please rejoin the group when your child is ready.
  • Encourage your child to participate in finger plays, songs, and questions asked by the storyteller. Your little one is likely to participate if you are also participating.
  • Set a good example. Please remain attentive to the program and your child during Storytime.
  • Encourage children to observe library manners such as: using library voices, refraining from running or climbing, and cleaning up after playtime.

Storytime themes

Family Storytime: Yellow!

Starting next week, June 3rd, is our new Summer Reading Storytime schedule! Family Storytimes will now be on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. See you then! This week’s storytime theme is “yellow”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Yellow!”

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Family Storytime: Dogs!

This week’s storytime theme is “dogs”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read at home: Boop! words by Bea Birdsong, pictures by Linzie Hunter Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd Pudgy: A Puppy to Love by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church We Want … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Dogs!”

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Family Storytime: Flowers!

This week’s storytime theme is “flowers”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read at home: The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani Bears and Blossoms by Shirley Parenteau, illustrated by David Walker Planting a Rainbow by … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Flowers!”

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Family Storytime: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

This week we are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read at home: A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele Lost and Found: What’s That Sound? written by Jonathan Ying, illustration by Victoria Ying How to Wear a Sari by … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!”

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Family Storytime: Star Wars!

May the 4th be with you! This week we are reading about Star Wars! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read at home: Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex Star Wars: I am a Pilot by Golden Books Obi-123 written by Calliope Glass & … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Star Wars!”

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Family Storytime: Raccoons!

This week we are reading about raccoons! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read at home: Kitty by Rebecca Jordan-Glum Surprise! by Caroline Hadilaksono A Perfect Home for a Family by David L. Harrison, illustrated by Roberta Angaramo Are You a Cheeseburger? by Monica Arnaldo … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Raccoons!”

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Family Storytime: Jon Agee!

This week we are featuring the author Jon Agee! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime and our recommendations for you to read at home: My Dad Is a Tree by Jon Agee It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee I Want a Dog by Jon Agee Life … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Jon Agee!”

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Family Storytime: Green!

This week’s storytime theme is the color green! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime: Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek Greenlight by Breanna Carzoo Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Green on Green written by Dianne White, illustrated by … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Green!”

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Family Storytime: Sunny/Eclipse!

For this week’s storytime theme we are celebrating the upcoming Eclipse! Want more information on the eclipse? Click here to visit our page on the eclipse! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime: A Few Beautiful Minutes: Experiencing a Solar Eclipse written by Kate Allen Fox, illustrated by Khoa Le A Day … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Sunny/Eclipse!”

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Family Storytime: Colors!

For this week’s storytime theme is “colors”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime: Mister Kitty is Lost! by Greg Pizzoli Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal, illustrated by Vashti Harrison The Color Monster Goes to School by Anna LLenas Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley Here are some … Continue reading “Family Storytime: Colors!”

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