Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Preschool  Story Time at the Peru Public Library encourages imagination, curiosity, and play. Whether your child is an at-home preschooler or attends a local preschool program, there’s always time for stories at the Peru Public Library. Two sessions are offered and coordinate with the local preschool schedules. Children will experience creative learning through books, music, movement, and more, centered around a weekly theme. Families may bring a picnic-style lunch or snack to enjoy at the library. Story Time is best for children 3-6 years of age. Call Children’s Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5 for more information or to sign up.

Session 1: 10:00-10:45 AM, Picnic at 10:45 following stories

Session 2: 11:45-12:30, Picnic at 11:15 before stories

February 10: Lots of Love

heartsToday, we celebrate Valentine’s Day! We’ll read My Heart Is Like a Zoo and other fun Valentine’s Day books, sing “H-E-A-R-T”, and design heart-themed people at the craft table. This is one Story Time you won’t want to miss!

February 17: Elephantastic!elephant

Learn what to do if an elephant stands on your foot today during Preschool Story Time. We will also pretend to be elephants, find out what happens when an elephant goes out to play, and make an elephant mask at the craft table.

February 24: Houses and Homes

houseDo Lions Live on Lily Pads? We will find out today! We’ll also explore other animal homes as well as our own. On the flannel board, we’ll find out what kinds of animals live in the barnyard. At the craft table, we’ll make a house out of shapes.

March 2: Mother Goose Madness


Get ready for nursery rhyme fun today during Preschool Story Time! We’ll read Hickory, Dickory, Dock and sing along to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.” We’ll play “Ten in the Bed” and make the Itsy Bitsy Spider at the craft table. 

March 3: Family Fun PJ Story Hour–Getting Ready for Bed: Bubbles, Bathtime, and Pajamas

teddy bearJoin us for this special Thursday night story hour from 6-7 PM. Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite bedtime buddy, and let us provide the bedtime stories! Tonight, we’ll read, sing, and do quiet and calming finger plays all about getting ready for bed. 

March 9: All Dressed Up

clothesToday, we’ll talk all about clothes and our very favorite outfits. We will read Ella Sarah Gets Dressed and Too Purpley! We’ll also play a sock matching game, sing “Hats, Mittens, Socks, and Shoes”, and design our perfect outfit at the craft table.

March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!pot of gold

We’ll learn about luck, four leaf clovers, and leprechauns today as we read, talk, and sing all about the holiday. We will read What Makes a Rainbow?, act like leprechauns, and find out what a leprechaun’s lucky charms are! At the craft table, we will make a crazy shamrock. Remember to wear your green! 

March 24: Eggs and Bunnies

easter bunnyHop on in to the library today for a fun-filled Preschool Story Time. Find out what happens when we read Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs! We’ll act like bunnies, have lots of fun with egg shakers, and decorate an Easter egg at the craft table today. 

March 30: Spring Has Sprungflowers

Flowers and spring animals are the focus of today’s Preschool Story Time. We’ll learn all about the spring season in Exploring Spring. We will also talk and sing about rain and how that helps flowers grow! At the craft table, we’ll make a flower bouquet.

April 6: Lots of Laughs

silly faceToday’s Preschool Story Time is all about having fun and being silly! We’ll read Never Mail an Elephant, play with egg shakers, and sing “Down by the Bay.” At the craft table, we’ll make a silly monster mask. You won’t want to miss today’s session!

April 7: Family Fun PJ Story Hour–But I’m Not Sleepy!

sleepy owlJoin us for this special Thursday night story hour from 6-7 PM. Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite bedtime buddy, and let us provide the bedtime stories! Tonight, we’ll read, sing, and do quiet and calming finger plays all about what happens when we can’t sleep (and then figure out the best way to sleep).  

April 13: Fun with Colorscolored pencils

Get ready to read, sing, and talk all about colors today! We will read Little Green Peas, talk about Dog’s Colorful Day, and sing “Mmm Aaah Went the Little Green Frog”, along with lots more. We will retell Dog’s Colorful Day at the craft table when we make an ornament of Dog. An Explore and Learn activity will give us hands-on color mixing experience. 

April 20: All about Earth!

earthIt’s almost Earth Day, so today we’ll learn about how we can help the Earth. We will read All the World, sing “The Green Grass Grew All Around”, and make an Earth at the craft table. An Explore and Learn activity will give us a chance to experience Earth in a new way!

April 27: Fantastic Favoritesstar

This is our last Preschool Story Time for the spring, so today’s theme is favorites! We’ll read some of the best-loved books, play with egg shakers, sing our favorite songs, and draw our favorite things at the craft table. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate with us!

Registration is requested for planning purposes. Reserve your spot by calling Children’s Services at (815) 223-0229 x 5. 

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