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Storytime at Richland Library

Library Storytime is a developmentally important and meaningful experience for children. When you bring your child to storytime, you introduce him to the Library, the best picture books, and what may be his first group experience with children his own age. By attending weekly, you make storytime part of his routine, and teach him that the library is not only where you go to get more free books, but where you go to have lots of entertaining fun. This fun time is also enriching.

Storytime helps your child prepare for school. By sharing books that stretch his attention span, we introduce him to a rich vocabulary, and prepare him to look with his eyes and listen with his ears, to pay attention to a leader, which is a kindergarten readiness skill. His phonological awareness grows (words are made up of small sounds), as he listens to stories and learns rhymes and songs. His large motor skills get a workout, too, with stretching rhymes and movement. Best of all, your child will experience the best picture books, old and new, books that are part of his literary heritage.

We believe that if he sees the best books, he will know what the best is, in art, poetry, literature, and language. At the end of storytime, we always bring out a wealth of age appropriate books for you and your child to peruse and take home. We stay in the storytime area to help you select books to take home and share. We know you will see some old favorites (Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, to name just one), and we’ll be there to find more books on trains, trucks, princesses or dinosaurs. Tell us what your child loves, and we have the books!

Get a library card for your child. Take home up to 60 books per card. Make storytime part of your child’s life. His life will be richer for it.


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Amazon Says: In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children more...
Amazon Says: In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to Where the Wild Things Are. less...
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Amazon Says: No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, more...
Amazon Says: No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. less...
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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Amazon Says: Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there thro more...
Amazon Says: Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live.  The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston.  But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.    This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers.  Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. less...
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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Amazon Says: In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the more...
Amazon Says: In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to themittens and the kittens, toeverything one by one -- the little bunny says goodnight. In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. less...
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Amazon Says: THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your li more...
Amazon Says: THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..." —Mother's Manual "Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." —The New York Times Book Review less...
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Amazon Says:  A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New more...
Amazon Says:  A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. less...
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Amazon Says: The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition   Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox r more...
Amazon Says: The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition   Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and—for this new edition—includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents. less...
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