Preschool Story Time

Story time at the Peru Public Library is a program for children ages 3-5  in which we share stories based on a weekly theme.  Join Miss Lynn and Miss Meridith each week as they engage your child through picture books, songs, poems, finger plays, and puppets. New this fall is “Explore and Learn”,  where during certain story times, we will add a preschool-appropriate science experiment to connect stories to real life. Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we meet at the Story Time Castle for a really great time. Hope to see you there.

circus tentMarch 18: Circus!

We’ll be clowning around at story time today as we read circus-themed stories! Have fun as we do the “Five Little Kernels” fingerplay and make a clown at the craft table.

March 25: Joking Aroundsmiley face

Bring your best jokes to story time today! We’ll read books that will be sure to tickle your funny bone, like “I Dare You Not to Laugh” and more. At the craft table, we’ll make silly headbands and tell jokes. You’ll leave with a smile on your face!

easter bunnyApril 1: Hoppy Easter!

What’s it like to be the Easter Bunny’s assistant? Find out at our Easter story time! We will also have an Easter egg hunt and make a rabbit at the craft table today.

April 8: Ducky DaysWe're quacking up

Quack quack! Today’s story time is all about ducks. What do you think will happen if a duckling gets a cookie? We’ll find out as we read together, and then we’ll make a duck at the craft table.

cowApril 15: Over on the Farm

We’ll read all about farm animals today, with books like “Farm Flu” and “Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack.” You won’t want to miss this story time as we sing “Old MacDonald” and make farm animals at the craft table.

April 22: April Showersumbrella

“April showers bring May flowers!” Today, we’ll read books about rain and learn about the water cycle. At the craft table, we’ll make umbrellas. There is a special Explore and Learn activity planned, too!

party timeApril 29: Story Time Party Time!

This is the last story time for the spring. You won’t want to miss our party-themed books and fingerplays.  We will celebrate story time with an Explore and Learn activity!

Family Fun Events

This summer, join us for special Family Fun events every Wednesday morning at 10:30 from June 10-July 22. We will have fun exploring a different theme each week with stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! These programs are best for families with children 3-5 years of age, but older and younger children are welcome to attend.

Reserve your spot by calling Children’s Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. These programs are part of the library’s Growing Readers program and are made possible through an early childhood grant funded by the Target Corporation. 

June 10: Constructing Fun

bulldozerGet ready to pretend you are on a construction site! We’ll sing our “Construction Worker Song,” act like a crane, and read fun stories like “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.” We will make a bulldozer at the craft table.

June 17: Rock Out!

rock starWarm up your voice and get your air guitar ready, because today, we are rock stars! We will read “Goldi-rocks and the Three Bears” and other stories to teach us the best way to be rock stars, and play Freeze Dance. At the craft table, we’ll make microphones. If you want, come dressed like a rock star.

June 24: Amazing Art

paint paletteDo you want to be an artist? Then come to today’s event! We will sing about painting a picture, read fun books like “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!” and make a painter’s palette at the craft table.

July 1: Superhero Sidekick Training Academy

powCalling all future superheroes! Don’t miss your chance to become a superhero sidekick with our fun games and activities. More details are coming soon.

July 8: The Rhythm of the Forest

More details coming soon.

dance shoesJuly 15: Move It & Groove It

Can’t sit still? Then you’re in luck–today’s theme is all about dance! We will dance to silly songs, and read about dinosaurs and hippos that like to dance, too. At the craft table, we’ll make dance ribbons.

July 22: Play and Pretend

teddy bearToday will be extra fun because we will be reading, singing, and talking all about playtime! We will read “Let’s Do Nothing!” and let our imaginations run wild. At the craft table, we will make a kite.

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