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Story Time

Winter is here! See below for the new schedule.IMG_5091

The Appomattox Regional Library System hosts story time series throughout the year. Join us for an entertaining and educational half hour of books, songs and rhymes with Youth Services staff Heather Maury, and Jeanine Albiges.

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5. At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness.

Baby and Me

A story time for babies and their caretakers. A great introduction for you and your new family member to the wonderful world of books, rhymes and songs. For babies ages birth to 18 months old, this is a 6-week program limited to 15 babies and will last approximately 30 minutes.

Hopewell Library 10:00a.m. on Mondays (Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8)

Prince George Library 10:00a.m. on Thursdays (Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11)

Winter Regular Story Time Schedule

January 4 to February 13, and February 22 to April 2 

Monday – Hopewell 10:30am (No Story Time Jan. 18)IMG_5080

Tuesday – Rohoic 6:00pm

Wednesday – Dinwiddie 10:30am

Thursday – Prince George 10:30am; Disputanta 4:00pm

Friday – Carson 10:30am

Saturday – Prince George 10:30am

Evening Story Times

A special offering for families not able to attend during the day.

Rohoic Library – Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm

Pajama Story Time — Bring a pillow, a blanket, your favorite stuffed animal, and settle in for some fun bedtime stories. And make sure to wear your
pajamas, because we’ll be wearing ours!
Hopewell Library – Feb. 22 at 6:00pm

NEW! Stuffed Animal Sleepoverstuffed animal
If you ask your best stuffed animal friend, I’ll bet they would say they would LOVE to spend the night at the library! Bring ONE stuffed animal to the February 22 Pajama Story Time at 6:00pm and they will get to do just that! Your stuffed animals will have a fun adventure once you go home, and when you come back to pick them up, not only will they tell you all about it, but they will also have a great keepsake to show you exactly what they did overnight at the library!

Special Story Times


Valentine’s Day
Week of Feb. 8-13
Come get ready for Valentine’s Day with stories and a craft during the normal Story Time hours at all our library locations.

Early Literacy Classes for Families featuring Rhonda Lee, Literacy Specialist

Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) invites parents and caregivers to join Rhonda Lee, an Early Literacy specialist, following select Story Time sessions at the Hopewell and Prince George libraries to learn ways to encourage early literacy skills in your children. Early literacy encompasses everything a child knows about reading and writing before he or she can read or write. Developing these skills will help your child become a strong, independent reader. Parents and caregivers will receive helpful tips and tricks as well as easy, inexpensive ways to help your child develop valuable skills and love reading.

Print and Word Awareness
Monday, Feb. 8  after 10:30am Story Time at Hopewell

Wednesday, Feb. 10 after 10:30am Story Time at Dinwiddie
Thursday, Feb. 11 after 10:30am Story Time at Prince George


For more information about the current and upcoming story time programs, call 804-458-6329 ext. 1013.


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