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Storytime

Take Me for a Ride Storytime

Join Miss Linda for a special storytime* all about the bus! Meet in the Auditorium on Tuesday, October 24th from 10:30 to 11 AM to hear stories and songs, make a craft, and take a short ride on the T around downtown!

*This special storytime replaces our regularly scheduled Library Storytime.

Sunday Storytime…She’s Baaaack!

On SundayOctober 8th at 3:30 PM in the Auditorium, Miss Deja Brooks returns for an all-ages storytime with stories celebrating our local LGBTQIA+ community, families of all kinds, fun, and of course—RAINBOWS!

Over 200 people came out for Miss Deja’s premiere at the library in June 2017! Party pix are here!

Following the lead of Harvey Milk Memorial Library and Brooklyn Public Library, we’re hoping our own version of drag queen storytime is as sparkly and glamorous as it is a safe space for, “positive, and unabashedly queer role models…where kids can imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.” (SOURCE: Drag Queen Story Hour)

2017 Deja's Reading Rainbow 600 dpi

Deja’s Reading Rainbow

We’ve got a superstar guest joining us for an all-ages storytime this month! Miss Deja Brooks will be here Sunday, October 8th at 3:30 PM in the Auditorium with stories celebrating our local LGBTQIA+ community, families of all kinds, fun, and of course—RAINBOWS!

Following the lead of Harvey Milk Memorial Library and Brooklyn Public Library, we’re hoping our own version of drag queen storytime is as sparkly and glamorous as it is a safe space for, “positive, and unabashedly queer role models…where kids can imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.” (SOURCE: Drag Queen Story Hour)

 

2017’s Best New Picture Books

Thank you, Dan Coleman, for writing a beautiful, nostalgic piece about the Vinland Fair, so I can go hog wild suggesting all of the newest picture books! Hooray for me! And you, fortuitous reader! I’m lucky enough to do storytime here at LPL, and while there are some challenging days of herding toddlers, it is a joy and a privilege to introduce children to literature and catch a small slice of their innocence and wonder.

When we started up storytime again this fall, I wanted to try something different: read a handful of random books, held together only by the fact that they were published in 2017. (Weirdly most of them are from February, who knew that was such a hot picture book publishing month?)

Here are a few of my favorites. My only disclaimer is that I chose these for a Toddler Storytime audience; I think ALL of these would work well for older and younger kids, I mean, they utterly delight me, but keep in mind they were picked to work for toddlers especially. Read More..

Lawrence Latches On!

In partnership with the Breastfeeding Coalition of Douglas County, we’re hosting a family-friendly celebration and latch on Saturday, Aug 5 from 10 AM – 12 PM in the Library Auditorium.

Activities include story and song times, a baby wearing demonstration, information on finding support for breastfeeding in our community, and much more!

Email our Health Librarian, Gwen with any questions: ggeigerwolfe@lplks.org

Storytime Break!

All Storytimes (except Sing & Rhyme Storytime) will be on break from April 30t – May 20th. We’ll see you back in the Readers’ Theater for Storytimes on May 21st!

Storytime with Zapatino

On Wednesday, March 8 at 6 PM in the Readers’ Theater, come and enjoy a pop-up storytime event with Ruben Zapatini from Paraguay! Enjoy stories in Spanish and English with us! This storytime is FREE and for ALL AGES!

Inspiring African Americans

On Thursday, Feb 23 from 2-3 PM in the Auditorium, kids ages 5-11 are invited to an interactive event where they’ll “meet” some of the most inspiring African Americans in our country’s history, from George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, and Rosa Parks to Oprah Winfrey and Senator John Lewis. Special guests Stefanie Bryant from 6 News will read stories and Ramona Wilson will entertain us with songs!

Special Storytimes in February

Come celebrate the art and words of African American authors and illustrators! Join us all week from Feb 19 – Feb 24 during regular storytime hours.

Amazing Olive Press Storytime

This Friday, Dec 16 from 10:30- 11:15 AM, we’re hosting, Rabbi Zalman Teichtel who will join us for his annual holiday storytime in the Readers’ Theater. We will squeeze olive oil and make a wick to use in a menorah for Hanukkah!