Connect with the Library:

Story Times For Kids

Research confirms that hearing stories read aloud is an important step on the road to reading success for young children.  We offer several story times designed for kids from birth to age 5 at all of our locations, from basic rhymes to movement and music.  Join us and cultivate a love of reading in your child early on!

Main Library Burbank Branch – NOW OPEN!
Peaks Island Branch Riverton Branch

 

PksStoryTime2IMG_0875

Peaks Island Rhythm & Rhymers!

Upcoming Events:
Dec07
Nursery Rhyme Time at Peaks
10:15am - 11:00am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec07
Preschool Story Time at Peaks
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec09
Toddler Story Time at Riverton
10:00am - 10:45am
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families Our friend Phyllis will lead us in song and dance. We'll hear a short story or two, roll the ball & "ring around the rosie." Come see what your toddler can do!
Dec09
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Dec09
Preschool Story Time at Riverton
10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join Silly Sarah for a story or two with great pictures to view. We'll dance and we'll sing with bean bags galore, then we'll craft something neat to bring home and admire. Bring a friend, let's have some FUN!
Dec10
Read to Ruby! Riverton's Library Dog
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families Ruby the yellow Lab will visit the Library to encourage children to read and to be a furry, fun listener. Contact 797-2915 or riverton@portlandpubliclibrary to sign up for a 10 minute session with Riverton's Reading Dog! *SIGN UP REQUIRED*
Dec14
Nursery Rhyme Time at Peaks
10:15am - 11:00am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec14
Preschool Story Time at Peaks
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec16
Toddler Story Time at Riverton
10:00am - 10:45am
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families Our friend Phyllis will lead us in song and dance. We'll hear a short story or two, roll the ball & "ring around the rosie." Come see what your toddler can do!
Dec16
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Dec16
Preschool Story Time at Riverton
10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join Silly Sarah for a story or two with great pictures to view. We'll dance and we'll sing with bean bags galore, then we'll craft something neat to bring home and admire. Bring a friend, let's have some FUN!
Dec20
Middle School Book Club at Peaks
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families
Dec21
Nursery Rhyme Time at Peaks
10:15am - 11:00am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec21
Preschool Story Time at Peaks
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec23
No Toddler Story Time at Riverton - Happy Holidays!
10:00am - 10:45am
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families There will be no Toddler Story Time at Riverton today. Enjoy the holidays!
Dec23
Tales for Twos
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and movement activities every Friday.
Dec23
No Preschool Story Time at Riverton - Happy Holidays!
10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Riverton Branch Audience: Kids & Families There will be no Preschool Story Time at Riverton today. Enjoy the holidays!
Dec28
Nursery Rhyme Time at Peaks
10:15am - 11:00am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec28
Preschool Story Time at Peaks
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Peaks Island Branch Audience: Kids & Families Join us for special activities designed to foster an early love of reading for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Dec29
Story Time with Author Hazel Mitchell
10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Main Library, Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library Audience: Kids & Families Join author and illustrator Hazel Mitchell for a read aloud and draw along of her new picture book Toby and visit with some animal friends from the Greater Portland Animal Refuge League.