Storytime

Storytimes_GreenBookEnjoy Storytime On the Go with Washington County librarians! Let’s foster early literacy by talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing together. 

You can find more early literacy content on our Facebook page, every day at 10:30 a.m.! 

  • Brown Bear with Alaina at R.H. Stafford Library
  • Night with Alaina at R.H. Stafford Library
  • Animals with Dawn at R.H. Stafford Library
  • The Letter S with Suzanne at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Frogs with Shelby at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Cats with Kate at Lake Elmo Library
  • Dinosaurs with Kate at Lake Elmo Library
  • Wild Animals with Kate at Lake Elmo Library
  • Trucks with Dawn at R.H. Stafford Library 
  • Dogs with Dawn at R.H. Stafford Library
  • Imagination with Shelby at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Animals and Rocks with Suzanne at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Party with Megan at Valley Library
  • Farms by Shelby at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Shapes with Dawn at R.H. Stafford Library
  • Alphabet with Megan at Valley Library
  • Llamas with Shelby at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Folk Tales with Dawn at R.H. Stafford Library
  • Dandelions with Suzanne at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Parks with Katelyn at Lake Elmo Parks Reserve
  • Outdoors with Shelby at Hardwood Creek Library
  • Pajamas with Suzanne at Hardwood Creek Library

Storytimes at our LibrariesStorytimes_BlueBook

In response to COVID-19, Washington County Library buildings are temporarily closed to the public. We will update our events schedule when our branches reopen.

In the meantime, enjoy Storytimes on the Go here on our website, or on our Facebook page every day at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime themes include:

  • Baby Storytime: For children up to 24 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, toys, and books.
  • Family Storytime: For children of all ages and their families.
  • Preschool Storytime: For children preschool through kindergarten age and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.
  • Super Storytime: For children preschool through kindergarten age; stories and a craft activity.
  • Toddler Storytime: For children 2 and 3 years old.

Favorite storytime songs

Other Online Resources

  • Brightly Storytime – A video collection of full-length picture books read aloud.
  • Storyline Online – Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creative illustrations. 
  • Story Time From Space – Videos of astronauts read children’s books from the International Space Station! 
  • KidLit TV Read Out Loud – KitLitTV features a range of shows including storytimes, drawing lessons, interviews and more.