The four Chandler Libraries have a full schedule of storytimes for children of all ages. Which one is best for your child? To help you decide, here are the descriptions and target audience of each of our storytimes.
Enjoy books, songs, fingerplays and puppets with your child. This is a 20 minute program for ages 0-18 months.
Lapsit is appropriate for babies who enjoy sitting on your lap and participating while you sing, bounce, and listen together.
Basha Library: Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Downtown Library: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Hamilton Library: Mondays at 10 a.m.
Sunset Library: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Enjoy books, songs, fingerplays and puppets with your child. This is a 30 minute program for ages 18-36 months.
Toddlertime is for that active age group (around 2 years) who would prefer to sit next to you rather than on your lap, while together you enjoy a variety of books, songs and activities.
Basha Library: Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.
Downtown Library: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Hamilton Library: Mondays at 11 a.m.
Sunset Library: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Ready, Set, Preschool!
This is an interactive, parent-child storytime program that builds on school readiness skills each week. Enjoy books, songs and activities while helping your child develop those crucial social emotional and executive function skills. This is a 45 minute program intended for 3-5 year olds, including those currently enrolled in preschool.
Ready, Set, Preschool! is for children who are able to listen and participate with your encouragement. This program is a great step toward school readiness. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Basha Library: Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
Downtown Library: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Hamilton Library: Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Sunset Library: Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
Each week in this 7-week program is themed and includes stories, songs and activities. You will actively practice Kindergarten readiness skills with your child so that you can confidently repeat the same skills at home. Participation in class is expected from both caregiver and child. Lead your child to Kindergarten readiness by reading, singing, playing and talking in meaningful ways. Children must attend with an adult. Please register only the child. Class size is limited to 20 children.
Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is a 7-week school readiness program for 4 and 5 year olds preparing to enter Kindergarten in the upcoming school year. Registration is required.
Check the online calendar at chandlerlibrary.org for upcoming sessions.
Enjoy books, songs, fingerplays and puppets with your child. This is a 30 minute program.
Family Storytime welcomes children of all ages.
Basha Library: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Library: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Hamilton Library: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Sunset Library: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües
Enjoy Family Storytime in Spanish and English!
Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües welcomes children of all ages.
Downtown Library: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.