Reading Readiness Storytime

Reading Readiness Storytime

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Plano Public Library COVID-19 Update: June 1, 2020 – closed for general use; computer access available by appointment


To help contain the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 within our community, all Plano Public Library facilities are currently closed for general use, however computer access is now available by appointment. A library card is required and appointments are scheduled in advance for two (2) hour sessions. See process and schedule here.

Book drops are open and returned items are quarantined for 72 hours. Items will still show on your account during the quarantine and holds fulfillment will also be delayed. Having the item(s) remain on your account will not impact your ability to check out additional items.

Holds pick up and specialty item returns are available porch side (see process and times here). Items currently checked out will be due starting the week of June 1; please check your account for due dates. Currently, access to digital resources is provided even if your account has overdue items. See FAQs for more library information.

Scroll down to see the calendar of virtual programs. 

You can access our digital services including eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, newspapers, streaming video and online resources from home. For assistance using any of these services, please call your library Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m. You may also email us your library question.

Currently, material donations are not being accepted. Please hold items until the Library reopens. You may support the library with a financial donation here.

Visit the COVID-19 webpage for the latest information.

Virtual Storytime

Watch all of our virtual storytimes again whenever you like. And follow us on Facebook to watch live videos of storytime Monday-Friday at 11am.

Rhyme Time

(ages 0-24 months)
Virtual Storytime Rhyme Time with Plano Public Library

4-14 Rhyme Time with Bonnie
Happy Tuesday - it's time for Rhyme Time! Get ready for building literacy skills with reading, rhyming and singing.
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4-16 Rhyme Time with Caitlyn and Monica
It's time for Rhyme Time! Repetitive rhymes, songs and movement give children a head start on learning - and it's fun!
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4-9 Rhyme Time with Henry and Cherie
It's time for Rhyme Time! Get ready for singing, rhyming and reading with Plano Public Library
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4-7 Rhyme Time with Caitlyn
It's time for Rhyme Time! While Rhyme Time is perfect for ages 0-2, we welcome all to this exciting storytime. There will be many rhymes and songs, American Sign Language and stories
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And more on our
Facebook Reading Readiness Playlist

Preschool Storytime

(ages 3-5 years)
Virtual Storytime Preschoool with Plano Public Library

4-17 Preschool Storytime with Erik
Today, Preschool Storytime is all about monkeys!
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4-15 Preschool Storytime with Bethany and Tenille
It's time for Preschool Storytime! Today we are talking all about color.
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4-13 Preschool Storytime with Anna and Meredith
It's Preschool Storytime! Today, Anna and Meredith are talking about bedtimes through songs, flannels and (of course) books.
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4-8 Preschool Storytime with Erik
Join Plano Public Library with rhymes, songs, flannels and a good story (or two!) Preschool Storytime today is all about DOGS!
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4-6 Preschool Storytime with Meredith and Anna
Today's preschool storytime is all about yummy, delicious food! Join Plano Public Library for songs, books, the hokey-pokey and more
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And more on our Facebook Reading Readiness Playlist

Read-Alongs with Libby
Read-Alongs with Libby

Read-along books are perfect for young readers. These eBooks include narration. Your Plano Public Library card gives you access to read-along books through the OverDrive and Libby apps.

Browse hundreds of read-along eBooks online with OverDrive.
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In the Libby app, click on "Explore" and go to the "Guide: Kids". This takes you to all kids titles in the Libby app. Scroll down to our "Read-alongs" collection and click on "See over..." to view the entire collection.
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Library Make


Library Make with Plano Public Library
Library Make video tutorials provide fun, easy literacy activities you can do at home with your child. These activities will help you child get ready to read. Find more early literacy tips on or blog Planolibrarylearns.org

Babes in Arms

(ages 0-9 months)
Virtual Storytime Babes in Arms with Plano Public Library

3-31 Babes in Arms with Chloe and Alexis
Storytime this morning is perfect for those prewalkers in your life! Chloe and Alexis go through basic American Sign Language you can use with your little one, sing many active rhymes and read "Hug You, Kiss You, Love You" by Joyce Wan
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And more on our Facebook Reading Readiness Playlist
Storytime 


Reading Readiness Storytime at the Library


Plano Public Library offers a variety of age appropriate storytimes that teach early literacy and reading readiness skills for children
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Storytime - Babes in Arms
Babes in Arms

 

Ages 0-9 months
A lapsit storytime to introduce the sounds and rhythms of language, develop motor skills and give babies a head start on learning. Storytime is followed by a brief playtime with toys, bubbles and socialization for caregivers and babies. Babes in Arms is for pre-walkers who are not yet highly mobile; siblings are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal or doll
Typically 20-25 minutes
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Storytime - Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Ages 0-24 months
Repetitive rhymes, songs and movement help introduce the sounds and rhythms of language, develop motor skills and give children a head start on learning. Enjoy simple books that explore familiar concepts, sounds and movements
Typically 20-25 minutes
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Storytime - Toddler Time
Toddler Time
Ages 18 - 36 months
Simple, short stories and movement activities help introduce the sounds and rhythms of language while developing age-appropriate motor skills. New themes and repeating elements each week encourage interaction, introduce words and their sounds and explore simple concepts
Typically 20-25 minutes
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Storytime - Preschool
Preschool Storytime

 

Ages 3-5 years
Longer, more complex stories and movement activities promote language and listening skills, enhance age-appropriate motor skills, expand imaginations and inspire a child’s curiosity about the world. Weekly themes explore more complex topics, introduce new vocabulary and reinforce early literacy skills
Typically 25-30 minutes
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Storytime - Family
Family Storytime

 

Ages 0-5 years
A storytime for families featuring stories, songs and movement activities inspired by a weekly theme. Family Storytime combines elements of Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime to promote language and listening skills, enhance motor skills, expand imaginations and inspire a child’s curiosity about the world
Typically 25-30 minutes
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Sensory Storytime
 SNAP Storytime
Ages 3 years & up
An interactive, inclusive storytime ideal for children with special needs such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges or short attention spans. Activities are designed to stimulate the senses and promote learning - read books, sing songs, move around and have fun
  • Registration required
  • More information and registration available in person at Davis Library or by email (sensorystorytime@plano.gov)
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