Storytime

Storytime is now available to watch or listen.

Virtual Storytime

Library staff, community partners, and local celebrities recorded children’s books to help families introduce their children to the joys of reading.

Dial-A-Story

Dial-a-story allows children to explore books using their imagination by calling to hear a recording of classic children’s stories, jokes and poetry. To listen to a story, dial 216-777-6500

Storytime at CPL

You can still enjoy storytime with your favorite neighborhood branch’s children’s librarian. Out of precaution, storytime’s are being online via Zoom. Call your local branch for dates and times.

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  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 477 – Storytime Room
    Tuesday, August 16 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Bouncing Babies & Books Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, August 17 | 10:30 am

    This lap-sit story time for babies birth through 18 months, offers stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other fun activities that build pre-literacy skills, enhance parent-child bonding, and begin providing social skills for little ones. 

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, August 17 | 11 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, August 18 | 11 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    South Brooklyn
    Thursday, August 18 | 11:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    South Brooklyn
    Saturday, August 20 | 11:30 am
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 477 – Storytime Room
    Tuesday, August 23 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Bouncing Babies & Books Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, August 24 | 10:30 am

    This lap-sit story time for babies birth through 18 months, offers stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other fun activities that build pre-literacy skills, enhance parent-child bonding, and begin providing social skills for little ones. 

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, August 24 | 11 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, August 25 | 11 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    South Brooklyn
    Thursday, August 25 | 11:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Carnegie West
    Saturday, August 27 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    South Brooklyn
    Saturday, August 27 | 11:30 am
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 477 – Storytime Room
    Tuesday, August 30 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Bouncing Babies & Books Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, August 31 | 10:30 am

    This lap-sit story time for babies birth through 18 months, offers stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other fun activities that build pre-literacy skills, enhance parent-child bonding, and begin providing social skills for little ones. 

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Sterling
    Wednesday, August 31 | 11 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.