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Baby Storytimes at Colorado Libraries

Baby Storytimes at Colorado Libraries

We asked Colorado Youth Services listserv (CYS-LIB) participants to let us know about their baby storytime offerings.

The list below is by no means exhaustive, but it does provide a snapshot of baby storytime services in Colorado. The storytime providers listed are available to share more information about their programs, or to answer general questions about baby storytimes. Please contact them if you have any questions! If we missed your program, send us an email so we can add it to the list!

Adams County
Anythink Libraries

"Baby Bounce" for birth- 23 months old

For more information: Melody Costa mcosta@anythinklibraries.org

  • Baby Story Time once a week; Wednesdays at 9:30am
  • Walker Story Time twice a week; Mondays and Fridays at 9:30am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Alamosa
Southern Peaks Public Library

"Toddler Storytime" for ages birth to 3 years
For more information: Becky Steenburg children@alamosalibrary.org

  • Weekly storytime, Fridays, 10:30 am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime
  • Words, directions, recordings for many storytime songs and fingerplays posted at The Passionate Librarian

Arapahoe County
Arapahoe Library District

Castlewood Library

"Baby Storytime" for ages birth-2 years
For more information: Melissa Depper mdepper@ald.lib.co.us

  • Twice weekly; Mondays at 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Koelbel Library

"Baby Storytime" for ages birth-2 years

  • Twice weekly; Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:00am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Sheridan Library

"Baby Storytime" for ages birth-2 years

  • Weekly; Tuesdays at 10:30am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Smoky Hill Library

"Baby Storytime" for ages birth-2 years

  • 4 times a week; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 9:30am; Saturdays at 10:00am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Southglenn Library

"Baby Storytime" for ages birth-2 years

  • Weekly; Saturdays at 10:15am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Bayfield
Lavenia McCoy Public Library

"Jammin' Juniors" for ages birth through 4 years
For more information: Elizabeth vonTauffkirchen elizabeth@pineriverlibrarydistrict.org
and Amber Beeson, Bayfield Ignacio Family Center, bfamilycenter@yahoo.com

  • Twice weekly during the school year with some breaks; Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am
  • Offered in cooperation with the local Family Center; held at the library
  • Storytime providers trained in early-literacy storytimes

Boulder
Boulder Public Library

Main Branch

"Baby Time" for ages birth-18 months
For more information: Kristina Jensen jensenk@boulderlibrary.org

  • Three times a month, 9 months a year; Tuesdays at 10:15am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Broomfield
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

"Baby Story Times" for ages birth-24 months
For more information: Kathy Klatt kklatt@broomfield.org

  • Twice a week storytimes; Thursdays at 9:15 and 10:00am
  • Early literacy tips and brain development facts included in every storytime

Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Library District

"Shake Rattle and Read" for ages birth through 12 months old
For more information: Nancy Maday nmaday@ppld.org

  • Programs are held once a week at Penrose Library and twice a week at the East Library
  • Mulitple copies of one book per storytime are used so caregivers can read individually with their babies 
  • Early literacy tips and a handout for parents included in every storytime

Douglas County 
Douglas County Libraries

Highlands Ranch Branch
For more information: Ruth Ann Krovontka

"Baby Storytimes" for birth-3 years

  • 9 times weekly; Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am
  • Early literacy tips
  • Visit MOPS groups on request

Parker Branch 

"Baby Storytimes" for ages birth-24 months

  • Year-round storytimes, 5 days a week; Monday-Friday at 9:30am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Philip S Miller Branch 

"Baby Storytimes" for ages birth-24 months
For more information: Patty Wright-Manassee

  • Year-round storytimes, 5 days a week; Monday-Friday at 9:30am
  • Any baby may attend any storytime, but some sessions try to focus on "prewalkers" and some on "walkers"
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Eagle Valley
Eagle Valley Library District

Avon Public Library

"Babies Story Hour" for ages birth-18 months

  • Two sessions weekly; "Pre-Walkers" on Thursdays at 10:00am; "Walkers" on Wednesdays at 11:00am

Eagle Public Library

"Lapsit Story Hour" for ages birth-18 months
For more information: Robyn Bryant

  • Twice weekly; Wednesdays at 10:00am and 11:00am
  • Provider trained in early-literacy storytimes; no formal literacy training with parents in storytime

Gypsum Public Library

"Lapsit Story Hour" for ages birth-18 months

  • Weekly; Tuesdays at 11:00am

Erie
High Plains Library District

Erie Community Library

"Twinkle Babies" for ages birth-18 months
For more information: Carrie Kasperick ckasperick@highplains.us

  • Twice weekly; Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15am-11:15am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime
  • Handouts provided at the beginning of each session

Firestone
High Plains Library District

Carbon Valley Regional Library

"Twinkle Babies" for ages birth-18 months
For more information: Jan Cruz jcruz@highplains.us

  • Twice weekly; Thursdays at 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Fort Collins
Poudre River Public Library District

Harmony Library

"Mother Goose Time" for ages birth-24 months
For more information: Vicky Hays vhays@poudrelibraries.org

  • Held in 4-week, registration-required sessions at Harmony Library; Mondays at 10:15am and 11:15am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Main Library

"Peek-a-Boo Time" for ages birth-24 months
For more information: Vicky Hays vhays@poudrelibraries.org

  • Weekly, drop-in sessions; Tuesdays at 10:15am and 11:15am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Council Tree Library

"Peek-a-Boo Time" for ages birth-24 months
For more information: Vicky Hays vhays@poudrelibraries.org

  • Weekly, drop-in sessions; Wednesdays at 10:15am and 11:15am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Garfield County
Garfield County Public Library District

New Castle Branch Library

"Toddler Storytime" for ages birth to 2 years

  • Weekly, Friday at 10:30am

Greeley
High Plains Library District

Lincoln Park Branch

"Twinkle Babies" for ages newborns to new walkers
For more information: Keri Hockett KHockett@highplains.us

  • Weekly; Fridays at 10:30am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers occasionally included in storytime

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Public Library

"Baby Time" for ages up to 2 years
For more information: Robyn Lupa Robyn.Lupa@JeffcoLibrary.org  

Schedule current for January - May 2012 

Arvada Library (no storytimes in May)

  • Thursdays at 10:30 am

Belmar Library (no storytimes in May)

  • Thursdays at 10:00 am and again at 11 am; Fridays at 11 am

Columbine Library (no storytimes in May)

  • Wednesdays at 11:00 am; Thursdays at 11 am; Fridays at 11 am

Conifer Library

  • Sundays at noon

Evergreen Library

  • Tuesdays at 11:15 am; Fridays at 10:30 am

Golden Library

  • Wednesdays at 10:15; Thursdays at 10:15; Fridays at 11:00 am

Lakewood Library

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am; Saturdays at 10:30 am

Standley Lake Library (no storytimes in May)

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Wheat Ridge Library (no storytimes in May)

  • Thursdays at 11:15 am

Lafayette
Lafayette Public Library

"Book Babies" for ages birth-first walkers
For more information: Betsy Stroomer

  • Weekly, drop-in sessions (30-32 weeks a year); Wednesdays at 10:30am
  • Once children become walkers, parents may choose when to move up to Toddler Storytime
  • General age range is birth-15 months
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime
  • Visit "new moms group" at local hospital several times a year
  • Partners with Bright Beginnings

Loveland
Loveland Public Library

"Humpty Dumpty Storytime" for ages birth-2 1/2 years
For more information: Lolly Light lightl@ci.loveland.co.us

  • 4 weekly storytimes; Thursdays at 9:00am & 10:00am (school year), Fridays at 9:00am & 10:00am (year-round)
  • Modeled after the Mother Goose on the Loose program
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers included in every storytime

Platteville
High Plains Library District

Platteville Public Library

"Baby and Me" for ages birth-2 years
For more information: Naomi Nguyen

  • Weekly; Tuesdays from 10:00-10:30am
  • Started as an infant storytime, but regular attendees are now nearing 2 years
  • Provider models early literacy skill building activities and occasionally provides an early literacy tip for caregivers

Steamboat Springs
Bud Werner Memorial Library

"Babytime" for ages birth-18 months
For more information: Sarah Kostin

  • 2 six-week sessions a year, fall and spring; Saturdays 10:00-10:30am
  • Handouts provided of all songs and nursery rhymes for parents to take home
  • Often literacy tips are included on the handout

Westminster
Westminster Public Library

Irving Street Branch

"Family Story Times for Birth through 2 years"
For more information: Colleen Spahr CSpahr@CityofWestminster.us

  • Twice weekly; Thursdays 9:10-9:30am and Thursdays 11-11:20am
  • Early literacy tips for caregivers are included in every storytime

Windsor
Windsor-Severance Library District

"Babies & Books" for ages birth-2 years

  • Weekly; Mondays at 10:00am (15-20 minute program)
  • Beginning in January 2010, will offer two weekly programs


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