Library Storytimes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries

Story times run in 8 to 12 week sessions with a week off in-between. 

DAYTIMEBRANCHADDRESS
Tuesdays 10:30Main Branch530 Washington St.
Tuesdays 10:30Hills Branch210 Washington St.
Wednesdays10:30Main Branch530 Washington St
Wednesdays10:30Fells Branch308 Weston Rd.
Thursdays10:30Main Branch530 Washington St
Fridays10:30Main Branch530 Washington St

Main Branch Storytime

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

10:30 – 11:30

530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA

Join us in the Wakelin Room for an all-ages storytime with songs and fingerplays. There will be free play time afterwards with toys and manipuables

 


 

Chair and outdoor space at the Fells Branch

Fells Garden Storytime Outdoors

Wednesdays 10:30

308 Weston Rd.

Drop-in, no registration required

Fells Garden Storytime is outdoors from April – December. Please dress for the weather and bring extra seating, towels, or blankets if desired.

In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. Please check the calendar.

Please be courteous to our neighbors and park on *one* side of the street only. Thank You


Hills branch storytime - grown-ups and children all copying the librarian by waving their hands in the air

 

Snuggle-Up Storytime at Hills Branch

Tuesdays 10:30

210 Washington Street

Drop-In, no registration required

Snuggle-Up storytime is held at the Hills branch and is filled with lap bounces, rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Best for babies, toddlers, or any children who love to cuddle up with their caregiver to read and sing.

 


How do I make the most out of my storytime experience?

*Participate, participate, participate – Be an active participant and model what you want your child to learn. Is the librarian clapping along? Clap, too, and encourage your child to clap. Point out pictures in the book. Sing along with the librarian.

*Attend the storytime for the right age group – The Children’s Librarians design each storytime so that you and your child will benefit the most when you attend the one best suited for the child’s age. If you’re not sure which group is best, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of Children’s Department staff.

*Practice good storytime etiquette – Please help us create a great storytime environment. Please switch your cell phones to vibrate before the program starts, wait until the end of the program to chat with other adults, and quiet unhappy children away from the storytime area.

*Leave strollers, car seats, and other large items outside – In order to have space for all of the children and parents to move freely, without blocking exits, please bring in only those items you absolutely need during storytime.

*Make time to pick out books to bring home and share – Ask us for book recommendations appropriate for your child’s reading and attention level. By continuing to read at home your child will continue to build pre-literacy skills outside of the library. It will also make your child enjoy storytime at the library that much more!