Youth Services
•  Events
•  Calendar & Registration
•  Reference, Homework
   Help & Internet Links
•  Good Reads
•  Story Times
•  Parents, Teachers &
   Scout Leaders
•  Newsletters
•  Ask Youth Services!

STORY TIMES
Children: Infant - 5 years

stripe

Registration Information
Winter 2014 - Registration Form
In Person:
• Register everyone in your family with one Library card and a completed registration form at the ASK ME Desk.
Online registration:
• Register members of your family with each person’s individual Library card via the Library’s website
Telephone registration:
• Register everyone in your family with one Library card by calling the ASK ME Staff at 630-584-9390.

Youth Services programs are offered for children and students residing in the St. Charles Library District. A child's, student's or parent's St. Charles Library card is required.

G randparentslook for this symbol for events for you and your grandchildren to attend!

Story Time for Infants – Age 5 is offered in two different formats:

  • Age-specific in small groups, infant - 5 years. Individual registration for each session. Programs held in the Helen Gale Story Room.
  • Multi-Age in large groups, infants - 5 years with adult (infants - 1 years in the summer). Offered on a drop-in basis by showing your St. Charles Library card at the Meeting Room door.

Also:

MULTI-AGE STORY TIME   G
Infant-Age 5 with Parent/Caregiver

Multi Age Story TimeTuesdays, 9:30–10:00 a.m.  OR  10:30–11:00 a.m.
Winter:  January 7–March 25  (No stories on March 18)
Spring:  April 15–May 13 

Wednesdays, 9:30–10:00 a.m.  OR  10:30–11:00 a.m. 
Winter:  January 8–March 26  (No stories on March 12)
Spring:  April 16–May 14 

Open attendance; just show your St. Charles Public Library card.

Storytellers will present stories and songs that will tickle, delight and amuse. Children and adults attend together. To ensure an enjoyable story experience for everyone attending, each session will have a capacity of 40 children and adults. Please arrive early as we will begin to distribute tickets 10 minutes before the story time. Door opens five minutes before the event. Children who are registered for an age-specific Story Time also may attend Multi-Age each week.  DROP IN
NEW! Families living outside the Library District may attend for $2 per person on a space available basis.

Age Specific Story Times

The following early childhood events encourage the adult to participate with the child by serving as a role model, leading the child’s hands through a fingerplay or showing him/her how to bend and stretch.

Siblings may attend. Register each child and adult. Participation is limited to registered children and parent/caregiver. An adult may bring up to two children. Ask about accommodations for twins or triplets. REGISTER

Everyone needs stories!
Register for either Session A or B,
 the programs are the same.

Age SpecificINFANT with Parent/Caregiver

Mondays, 9:30–10:00 a.m. 
Winter Session B:  February 24 – March 24
Spring Session:  April 7 – May 5

A very special time to brighten baby’s beginning. REGISTER

1 YEAR OLD with Parent/Caregiver

Mondays, 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 24 – March 24
Spring Session:  April 7 – May 5

Thursdays, 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 27 – March 27
Spring Session:  April 10 – May 8

This Story Time is the next step. REGISTER

Two Year Old with Parent/Caregiver

Tuesdays, 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 25 – March 25
Spring Session:  April 8 – May 6

Wednesdays, 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 26 – March 26
Spring Session:  April 9 – May 7

REGISTER

Three & Four Year Olds    

Tuesdays, 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 25 – March 25
Spring Session:  April 8 – May 6

Wednesdays, 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 26 – March 26
Spring Session:  April 9 – May 7

This story time fosters a love of books and reading and develops good listening skills. To encourage the child’s self-reliance, we ask that the child be comfortable attending the program alone. REGISTER

Four & Five Year Olds & Half-Day Kindergarten Students                                                        

Tuesdays, 1:30-2:10 p.m.
Winter Session B:  February 25 – March 25
Spring Session:  April 8 – May 6

Thursdays, 10:30–11:10 a.m.
Winter Session B:  February 27 – March 27
Spring Session:  April 10 – May 8

This story time will inform, delight and stimulate on a higher level
the listening and motor skills of a more mature pre-K child, as well as engage and enrich students in half-day Kindergarten. This group meets for 40 minutes. REGISTER

Sensory-Friendly Story Times  G

Sensory-Friendly Story TimesChild/Student with Parent/Caregiver

Winter:  Saturday, March 22  •  1:30–2:00 p.m.
Spring:  Saturday, May 17  •  1:30–2:00 p.m.  

These story times are especially for children with autism, sensory processing or other developmental needs. The stories and activities will include sensory elements of repetitious language, music and movement to engage the child through age seven. We encourage the adult to participate with the child by serving as a role model, leading the child or showing him/her how to participate. Siblings may attend. Register each child and adult that will be attending for one or for all.  REGISTER

Bilingual Spanish Story Time  G

Bilingual Spanish Story TimeInfant–age 5 with Parent/Caregiver

Winter:  Saturday, March 8  •  10:30–11:00 a.m.
Spring:  Tuesday, April 22  •  7:00-7:30 p.m.
               Saturday, May 10  •  10:30–11:00 a.m
.

Bilingual Spanish Story Time is a sharing of books, fingerplays, activities and songs in both Spanish and English. We encourage the adult to participate with the child by serving as a role model, leading the child or showing him/her how to participate. Siblings may attend. Register each child, student and adult that will be attending for one or for all. REGISTER

Cuentos en Español e Inglés  G

Para los niños infantes hasta los 5 años de edad acompañados de sus padres o cuidadores.

Invierno:     El Sabado, 08 de Marzo  • 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Primavera: El Martes, 22 de Abril  •  7:00–7:30 p.m.
                     El Sabado, 10 de Mayo  •  10:30–11:00 a.m.

Durante los Cuentos en Español e Inglés compartiremos historias, juego de los dedos, actividades y canciones. Nosotros incentivamos la participación del adulto con su niño, sirviendo de modelo a seguir, guiando a su niño/niña como participar. Los hermanos pueden asistir. Registré cada niño/niña, estudiante y adulto que atenderá para cada programa ó para todos. REGISTRESE

Stories at the Nature Center  G

Infant–5 years with Parent/Caregiver 

Fridays, 10:30–11:00 a.m.

Winter:  March 14
Spring:  April 11  OR  May 9  

We invite you to hear stories at Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, located at 37W700 Dean Street. After the program, explore the Nature Center, walk the trails and enjoy nature at its best. Cosponsored with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.  To accommodate as many families as possible, a family may register for one date in winter and one date in spring.  REGISTER
Families living outside the Library District: Register with the Forest Preserve by e-mail at programs@kaneforest.com.

Stories Live!  G

Family 

Caps for SaleSaturdays  •  10:30–11:00 a.m.  OR  11:30 a.m.–Noon

Winter
March 15  •  Caps for Sale
Spring
April 26  •  Tortoise & the Hare

Your favorite stories will come alive as the storyteller tells and then explores with you the various ways to share the story again through puppetry, fingerplay, songs and more. These early literacy story experiences are offered throughout the year. We encourage you to attend each multiple times over the years, as children will experience a story differently at each age/stage of development. REGISTER

Book Character Visit  G

Family

Spot Friday, May 9  •  4:00 p.m.  •  Spot

Come for a story and a visit with your favorite costumed book character. Bring your camera. Presented in partnership with Barnes & Noble of Geneva.
REGISTER or DROP IN
Families living outside the Library District may attend on a space available basis.  

 

Parents and Caregivers can help . . .

To make Story Time a positive, beneficial, and enjoyable experience for all, we offer the following suggestions:

  • Arrive early so your child has an opportunity to settle in and prepare for the quiet atmosphere of Story Time. At the conclusion of the program, be at the door to pick up your child, ages 3-5.
  • Be on time. Programs will begin and end promptly. If the door is closed when you arrive, please WAIT. The Storyteller will open the door and greet you.
  • Each child reacts uniquely to new experiences. Some children, ages 3-5, may be unsure about being independent. You may want to consider Multi-Age Story Time where you also attend.
  • If your child does not want to come, or participate, please do not force him/her. If this happens, call and consult with the storyteller.

Please call Youth Services at
630-584-9390
when your child is unable to attend.

In the event that your child misses two consecutive programs and we receive no notification, we will assume that your child is no longer able to attend.

Registration & Attendance Procedures

Fall - Registration Form
Winter - Registration Form

In-person and online event registration begins:
Winter – Saturday, January 4
Spring – Saturday, March 22
Summer – Saturday, May 17

Telephone registration begins:
Winter – Tuesday, January 7
Spring – Tuesday, March 25
Summer – Tuesday, June 17

Youth Services events are offered for children and students through grade 8 residing in the St. Charles Public Library District. A child’s, student’s, or parent’s St. Charles Library card is required. Grandparents may register grandchildren for certain events with the symbol grandparents.

Child or student must be the appropriate age or grade to be registered for an event. Each eligible person attending an event must be registered. Registration is on a first come basis and continues until all openings have been filled. Drop-in seating may be available.

Families living outside the Library District may attend certain events for a fee on a space available basis. Check-in at the ASK ME Desk 15 minutes before the event. All attendees must meet the age or grade requirements. Nonresident seating will begin 5 minutes before the event. Check event listings for those that include nonresident attendance.

Requests for special accommodations must be made 48 hours in advance of a Library event. If assistance is needed in using the Library, please inform a Library Assistant at the Circulation Desk.

Please call the ASK ME Desk at 630-584-9390 when you are unable to attend an event for which you are registered.

Attendance Procedures:

Events will begin and end promptly. Meeting Room/Story Room doors will open 10 minutes before the event is scheduled.
Seating for registered participants will be guaranteed until 5 minutes before the scheduled start time when drop-in seating will begin.
Late admittance is limited.
For your child’s safety, a parent or adult must accompany all children seven (7) years of age and under while in the Library.
Please review the Keeping Safe in the Library brochure with your child.

ASK ME Staff will be glad to assist you in-person or by phone at 630-584-9390.

Three Ways to Register for Programs

Registration Information
Winter 2014 - Registration Form
In Person:
• Register everyone in your family with one Library card and a completed registration form at the ASK ME Desk.
Online registration:
• Register members of your family with each person’s individual Library card via the Library’s website
Telephone registration:
• Register everyone in your family with one Library card by calling the ASK ME Staff at 630-584-9390.

Updated: 1/2014

logo©2012, One South 6th Ave, St Charles, IL 60174 • www.stcharleslibrary.org

 
Youth Services
Ask Us!630-584-9390
Ask Youth Services!

 

Programs

Related Links

• Discover Your Library! Library programs

 
Keeping Safe

Tumble Books

Tumble Readables

HAPLR - a Top Ten American Library Library Journal STAR Library

Home
| Catalog | My Account | Ask Us | Mobile Site
St. Charles Public Library, 1 South 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 (map)
630-584-0076  •  630-584-9390 Youth Services
©2014 St. Charles Public Library
Family Circle