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Storytimes (and more!)

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young girl reading book

Our third-floor Children's Library offers storytimes, hands-on STEM workshops, art classes and special events year-round. Visit our events calendar for the most update listings of what we have coming up.


Mead offers a variety of storytimes designed to teach the skills children must learn before they can read, while also encouraging a love of reading. Storytimes are also a good way to share books, learn new things and become comfortable in a group setting.

Different storytimes focus on different age groups, but all sessions include activities that incorporate the five practices of early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.  

  • Baby & Me Storytime for babies and toddlers (and caregivers) ages 6-23 months. Features simple books, lap bounces, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, socialization and free play.
  • Little Listeners for children 2-up. Features books, fingerplays, music and activities.
  • Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-5. Features books, rhymes, music, movement, crafts and short films. Younger siblings welcome
  • Sundown Storytime for kids of all ages  families. Features books, music and activities.

Other workshops, classes & activities

  • LEGO Club, drop-in fun for grades K-6
  • Science-4-Fun, hands-on STEM learning for grades 1–6.
  • Art4Fun for grades 2–6. Learn, create, have fun.
  • Wii Gaming drop-in for grades 2–6