While in-library programs are on hiatus due to the current health situation, we will be posting storytime videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.
Check out our most recent storytimes here:
Happiness Storytime New Books Storytime #2 New Books Storytime #1
**NOTE**-- On June 15th storytimes will be dropping to once per week on Mondays to accomodate Summer Reading.
AT THE LIBRARY (Temporarily Cancelled)
Storytime for 3 -5 Year Olds
September through MAY
Fridays at 10AM
New this fall, Storytime for three to five year-old children requires pre-registration for each three-month session. The fall session is on Friday mornings at 10 am for the months of September, October, and November. Storytime themes during this period will include reading, ABCs, apples, pumpkins, family, food, and more. Please register in advance, click HERE. The first Fall Storytime is on Friday, September 6th at 10 am.
Listening to stories and participating in fingerplays, songs, crafts, and dramatic responses can broaden children’s experiences and stimulate creative thought. It offers an opportunity to develop socialization, language, and listening skills, and builds the foundations for reading.
Please note: During the school year, if Hampstead schools are not in session ( weather-related or school vacations), this storytime will not be held.
Music and Movement
1st and 3rd Thursday each month
Music and Movement is a lively and noisy program for toddlers and preschoolers aged 1-5 and their caregivers.
Join us as we explore a variety of songs, dances, and instruments while finding new ways to move our bodies.
This program is designed to engage children and get them excited about music, improve their fine and gross motor skills through movement, and spark their creativity while supporting the development of their mind and body.
See our Calendar to see which days this program occurs.
Storytime for Infants to Age 2: Mother Goose on the Loose
Monday at 11AM
This story hour is for young children (infants to age 2) accompanied by an adult.
The program helps children develop early literacy skills, a stepping stone in getting your child ready to read. Nursery rhymes, movement games, finger plays, music and stories encourage children to recognize patterns of language at a very young age. It's great fun for parents and children!
All sessions are "Drop-In"; no sign up necessary and will continue through the summer until the end of Summer Reading Program.