Reading Readiness Storytime

Reading Readiness Storytime

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Plano Public Library COVID 19
July 8, 2020- facilities closed for general use
Service Hours: 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.

Current Services Available

  • 2 hour computer reservations, library card required, scheduled in advance, call us (instructions for process and schedule)
  • New library card processing takes 2-3 days from the time you apply online, and you will be contacted regarding your application
  • External Bookdrops for returns, items quarantined for 72 hours, expect some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
  • All items are checked out for three (3) weeks
  • Porch side pickup of materials (see process and times here)
  • Access to digital resources (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
  • Book a Librarian and Telephone Reference (email)
  • Online programs for all ages (Calendar)
  • Donations not being accepted
  • FAQ

The service expansion for July 6, 2020 has been postponed

Virtual Summer Learning

Virtual Summer Learning - Plano Public Library
Virtual Summer Learning is for everyone. Every minute read (even read to you) counts toward our 1,000,000 minute reading goal this summer! Be sure to keep track of what you're reading using our reading log (or one of your own), and let us know every time you read 100 minutes. We'll email a a certificate to you.

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

8-5 Rhyme Time with Leslie
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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7-29 Rhyme Time with Brin
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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7-22 Rhyme Time with Maggie
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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7-15 Rhyme Time with Emery
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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7-8 Rhyme Time with Bethany
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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7-1 Rhyme Time with Chloe
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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6-17 Rhyme Time with Bethany
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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6-10 Rhyme Time with Alexis and Chloe
Welcome to Rhyme Time! Rhyme Time is made up of repetitive rhymes, songs and movement to give children a head start on learning.
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6-2 Rhyme Time with Jackie

During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!
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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

8-7 Preschool Storytime with Erik
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about monsters!
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8-4 Preschool Storytime with Chanel
What's your favorite kind of bird? Do you have a pet bird? Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about birds!
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7-31 Preschool Storytime with Lindsey
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about questions!
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7-28 Preschool Storytime with Maggie
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about ducks!
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7-24 Preschool Storytime with Jaime
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about mice!
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7-21 Preschool Storytime with Melanie
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about gardening!
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7-17 Preschool Storytime with Evan
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about the jungle!
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7-14 Preschool Storytime with Andrea
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about construction!
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7-10 Preschool Storytime with Evan
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about music!
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7-7 Preschool Storytime with Erik
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about bugs!
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6-30 Preschool Storytime with Tenille
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about food!
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6-19 Preschool Storytime with Chloe
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about summer!
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6-16 Preschool Storytime with Melanie
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are getting silly!
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6-12 Preschool Storytime with Chloe
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about the zoo!
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6-9 Preschool Storytime with Sharon
Today for Preschool Storytime we're talking about breakfast with longer, more complex stories and movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years.
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6-5 Preschool Storytime with Alexis
During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome! Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about CATS
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6-1 Preschool Storytime with Ellen
During Preschool Storytime today we will meet Izzy the Lizard, and read all about cookies!
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And more on our Facebook Reading Readiness Playlist

Toddler Time

(ages 18-36 months)
Virtual Storytime Toddler Time

8-10 Toddler Time with Melissa
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about the farm and the animals who live there!
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8-6 Toddler Time with Nikki
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about pigs!
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8-3 Toddler Time with Ellen
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about the beach!
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7-30 Toddler Time with Jocelyn
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about the outdoors! What do you like to do outdoors?
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7-27 Toddler Time with Anna
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about shapes and colors!
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7-23 Toddler Time with Ellen
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about fruit! What is your favorite fruit?
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7-20 Toddler Time with Lara
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about the weather!
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7-16 Toddler Time with Nikki
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about frogs!
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7-13 Toddler Time with Maggie
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about bedtime!
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7-9 Toddler Time with Alexis
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're talking about pets! Do you have any pets?
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7-6 Toddler Time with Caitlyn
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're going to the jungle!
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7-2 Toddler Time with Laura
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're going to the zoo!
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6-22 Toddler Time with Chloe
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're all about numbers and counting!
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6-18 Toddler Time with Maggie
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're all about bathtime!
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6-15 Toddler Time with Bonnie
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're all about colors!
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6-11 Toddler Time with Alexis
During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're all about dogs!
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6-1 Toddler Time with Emery
Toddler Time features simple, short stories and movement activities to bulid literacy skills in toddlers (though of course all are welcome to learn and participate during this storytime!)
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And more on our Facebook Reading Readiness Playlist

Book Bundles Available for Porch Side Pickup
Book Bundles available for porch side pickup at Plano libraries

Discover new series, new authors, and great reads with a set of preselected titles. Book Bundles are chosen to provide variety based on reading level.

Picking up your Book Bundle is easy
1. Call the library when you arrive
2. Let us know the reading level you are interested in
3. We’ll bring a Book Bundle to you

Reading Levels
• Board Book Sets – 5 items: ages 0-36 months
• Picture Books Sets – 8-10 items: toddlers and preschoolers
• Early Readers Sets – 8-10 items: pre-emergent, emergent, early fluent and fluent readers
• Chapter Books Sets – 5 items: early chapter book readers and older elementary readers
• Teen Fiction Sets – 4 items: middle school or high school reading levels

Tip: Placing holds is a great way to fast-track your library experience, or access materials that are not available at your location. Watch bit.ly/HowToPlaceHolds

Early Literacy Tips


Watch Early Literacy Tips on Plano Public Library's YouTube channel
Learn how to incorporate reading, singing, playing, talking and writing into your child’s daily routines at home, on the go and at the library. Watch our Early Literacy Tips videos and discover tips and activities you can do with your child. Find more early literacy tips on or blog Planolibrarylearns.org

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

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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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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