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Play & learn for little ones: Storytimes, dance parties & family painting parties

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

STORYTIMES

Play & Learn Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children. Storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that a child will need for kindergarten.

Our storytimes have been created with specific ages in mind, focusing on playful learning concepts that are geared for the age of the children. So, we have storytimes specifically for babies (ages 0–18 months), toddlers (ages 1.5–3 years), preschoolers (ages 3–5 years), as well as for the whole family (all ages).

While you’re at storytime, you’ll of course hear and see stories and you’ll also experience songs, fingerplays, and activities created for exploring concepts appropriate for the age of the children.

With over two dozen storytimes at 10 of our libraries each week, you are sure to find one that will become a weekly outing that you and the little one in your life will look forward to.

You can learn more about our Play & Learn Storytimes on the back cover of Engage, our programs and events guide.

You can also find specific storytimes on our event calendar for the following libraries:

Storytime at The BookEnd

Imaginations soar and literacy skills grow stronger when we share stories! Families are invited to come listen to entertaining themed stories from some of our favorite books.

For all ages

THE BOOKEND
Friday, Feb 14, 3–3:30pm
Theme: friendship

Saturday, Apr 4, 11:30am–12pm EVENT CANCELLED
Theme: spring

CELEBRATIONS

Dance Party

Let’s move, shake, and wiggle! We’re sharing songs both familiar and new, dancing until we drop, and creating a musical instrument to take home. Dress in comfortable clothing for lots of moving around.

For ages 3–7 & their adults

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Saturday, Feb 8, 10:30–11:30am

MEDICAL LAKE
Saturday, Feb 8, 2–3pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Tuesday, Feb 11, 4–5pm

ARGONNE
Saturday, Feb 15, 10:30–11:30am

MORAN PRAIRIE
Monday, Feb 24, 10:30–11:30am

DEER PARK
Thursday, Feb 27, 3:30–4:30pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Saturday, Mar 7, 10:30–11:30am

CHENEY EVENT CANCELLED
Saturday, Mar 28, 10:30–11:30am

FAIRFIELD EVENT CANCELLED
Saturday, Mar 28, 10:30–11:30am

SPOKANE VALLEY EVENT CANCELLED
Tuesday, Mar 31, 4–5pm

Family Painting Party

Let’s learn together through art! Kids and their adults will enjoy exploring colors and shapes, while working on their language and literacy skills in this guided side-by-side art experience.

For ages 4–8 & their adults

Registration is required. Adults please register yourself as well as your child.

OTIS ORCHARDSEVENT CANCELLED
Wednesday, Apr 22, 4–5pm | REGISTER

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Saturday, Apr 25, 10:30–11:30am | REGISTER

SPOKANE VALLEY
Thursday, Apr 30, 4–5pm | REGISTER

MEDICAL LAKE
Monday, May 4, 6–7pm | REGISTER

FAIRFIELD
Thursday, May 7, 4–5pm | REGISTER

MORAN PRAIRIE
Friday, May 15, 4–5pm | REGISTER

NORTH SPOKANE
Tuesday, May 19, 4–5pm | REGISTER

ARGONNE
Thursday, May 21, 4–5pm | REGISTER

Día Day
For all ages

Celebrate Día Day with stories in Spanish and English and crafts and other activities hosted by the students from M.E.Ch.A. de EWU! Stop by anytime during the program to discover and explore.

CHENEY
Thursday, Apr 30, 3–5pm

Staff Pick Book List

DANCE PARTY BOOKLIST

Our librarians picked some entertaining books that are sure to get kids and families moving. We hope you enjoy these dance party books that will inspire wiggles, bounces, shuffles, spins, and jumps. You’ll be groovin’ in no time!

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