Special summer storytimes for young readers & their families

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

On the bus after Touch-a-Bus Storytime at Airway Heights Library (2017): Vista volunteers Olyvia and Emily and the Varner family: Allison, Lillian, Wyatt, Josephine, and Adelia.

Summer is a great time to read. This is true for babies, toddlers, and preschool-age children, as much as it is for school-age kids and adults. We have special storytimes for your youngest readers, where hearing stories aloud is the first step to learning to read.

During Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Storytime for kids age 0–5 and their families, you get to listen to stories, play games, and share conversations with other families.

Kids who are ages 0–18 can enjoy a free meal in select Spokane Valley parks while listening to stories at the Summer Meals & Stories events. At the Storytime in the Park in Millwood, experience stories, songs, and activities, while enjoying the weather and beautiful outdoors.

Enjoy entertaining stories about buses, plus some fingerplays and movement activities at a Touch-a-Bus Storytime. Then you’ll get to explore and take a ride around the block on a Spokane Transit Authority bus!

At the Touch-a-Fire-Truck Storytime, you’ll hear stories about fire trucks, meet the firefighters of Spokane Valley Fire Department, and get a chance to touch a fire truck.

If you are the parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a baby, toddler, or preschooler, then you’ll want to be sure to check out these special summer storytimes!

UPCOMING SPECIAL STORYTIMES

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Ages 0–5 & their families
AIRWAY HEIGHTS
3rd Saturdays, Jun 16, Jul 21, & Aug 18, 10:30–11:30am


Summer Meals & Stories
Kids 18 and under can enjoy a free meal
EDGECLIFF PARK (SPOKANE VALLEY), 800 S PARK RD
Tuesday, Jun 26 & Jul 17, 11:30am–12pm

VALLEY MISSION PARK (SPOKANE VALLEY), 11123 E MISSION AVE
Wednesday, Jun 27 & Jul 19, 12–12:30pm

TERRACE VIEW PARK (SPOKANE VALLEY), 13525 E 24TH AVE
Thursday, Jun 28 & Jul 18, 12–12:30pm


Storytime in the Park
All ages
MILLWOOD PARK (ARGONNE), 9205 E FREDERICK AVE
Monday, Jun 18, 10:30–11:30am


Touch-a-Bus Storytime
All ages
AIRWAY HEIGHTS (STA ROUTE 60AH)
Thursday, Jun 28, 10:30–11:30am

CHENEY (STA ROUTES 68 & 165)
Thursday, Jul 12, 10:30–11:30am

NORTH SPOKANE (STA ROUTES 25 & 28)
Thursday, Jul 26, 10:30–11:30am

MEDICAL LAKE (STA ROUTES 61 & 62)
Wednesday, Aug 15, 10:30–11:30am

SPOKANE VALLEY (STA ROUTES 96 & 98)
Wednesday, Aug 29, 10:30–11:30am


Touch-a-Fire-Truck Storytime
All ages
ARGONNE
Tuesday, July 3, 10:30–11:30am

SPOKANE VALLEY
Tuesday, July 24, 10:30–11:30am

PLAY & LEARN STORYTIMES

Along with our special summer storytimes, you’ll find weekly Play & Learn Storytimes at each of our libraries. Our storytimes are organized by age, so your baby, toddler, preschooler, and whole family can experience stories, songs, and activities that will engage and entertain your child at his or her current age. We hope you come by to play and learn with us at the library!

GETTING READY FOR KINDERGARTEN

If you have a preschooler, check out our online Getting Ready for Kindergarten webpages. The science experiments and math activities with water offer great summer activities that promote playing while learning.

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