Storytime & Early Literacy

Early Literacy Play Spot

We now have a puppet theater in the Children’s Area to encourage creative play, which is a building block of early literacy. We will rotate the puppets available to use periodically. Enjoy!

• 2 computers with interactive preschool learning games
• Light table and LEGO building table with toys
• Fun, skill-building interactive wall panels for preschoolers. We have two additional panels that we will swap out periodically. These panels were purchased by the Friends of the Cary Area Library.
• Puppet theater and assorted puppets for creative play, a building block of early literacy.


Storytimes – Winter 2019-20

Family Storytimes
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, and movement. Pick-up free tickets at the Service Center.

Mondays, 10:30-11 am
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24, (not 2/17)

Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25

Preschool Stories
For ages 3½- 5. Help your preschooler get ready to read and build skills through stories, music and rhymes. Caregivers must remain in the library; pick up child’s name tag at the Service Center.

Tuesdays, 9:30-10 am
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25

Evening Storytime
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.

Thursdays, 6:30-7 pm
December 5, 12, 19
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27

Stay, Play, and Learn
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early literacy– playing, talking, writing, and reading. Stay, Play, and Learn meets on Mondays and Tuesdays when there is a storytime.

Mondays & Tuesdays, 11-11:30 am