Preschool Story Time


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2018 Winter/Spring  Pre-School Schedule

*New this year! Registration is necessary for all pre-school programs.  You may register your child the morning of each class beginning at 8 a.m. on the library’s Events and Programs Calendar at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org

 

Weather Policy

In the event that Melrose Public Schools are closed or have a delayed opening due to the weather, story time will be canceled.

 


Baby Steps Ages 0 – 17 months

This program introduces babies and parents to the library and the wonderful world of books! Join us for 30 minutes of finger plays, rhymes, lap songs, stories and fun. There will be time after each program for babies and parents to socialize.  Register online the morning of each class beginning at 8 a.m. on the library’s events and programs calendar at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org

Tuesdays @ 2:00 p.m. Jan 23rd – April 24th  New Time!!!!

No class on Feb 20th and March 27th

Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24th – April 25th

No class on Feb. 21st and March 28th

 


Toddler Time ages 18 – 36 months

Toddler Time is a registered program for children ages 18-36 months in the company of an adult. The 30 minute early literacy program includes stories, songs, finger plays, plenty of movement and fun. Toddler time classes will be limited to 25 children per class. Parents may register their child online the morning of each class on the library’s events and program calendar at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org.

Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22nd – April 23rd 

No class on Feb. 19th and March 26th

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23rd – April 24th

No class on Feb. 20th and March 27th

 

 


Story Time ages 3-4 Years

Story Time is a registered program for children ages 3 & 4 years old. Story Time includes stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. It is approximately 45 minutes long. Story Time will be limited to 18 children per class. Parents will be able to register their child the morning of each class on the library’s events and programs calendar at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org beginning at 8 a.m.    

 

Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25th – April 26th 

No class on Feb. 22nd and March 29th 

 


New Saturday Program!

Together Time for 2’s and 3’s

Together time is a registered program for children ages 2-3 years old and their grownup.  Together time includes 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, songs, movement and fun!

Parents will be able to register their child the morning of each class beginning at 8 am on the Library’s Events and Programs Calendar at melrosepubliclibrary.org

Saturdays @ 10:30  Jan. 6th & 20th, Feb. 3rd & 17th, March 3rd &17th, April 14th & 28th


 

Special Monthly Programs

Music with Dara

Join Dara VanRemoortel in her popular monthly bedtime music program for toddlers and their parents. Best for children ages 2 and older. Each program begins promptly at 6:30pm. Register at melrosepubliclibrary.org beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of each program.

Tuesdays: Jan. 16th, Feb.13th, March 13th, April 10th, & May 8th at 6:30 p.m.

                                


Story Dance Time with Susan Paino

Children ages 2.5 and older are invited (along with their parents or caregivers) to dance, play, and use their imaginations in this hour-long event.

The program includes movement with music, listening games to promote reading-readiness,  storytelling with stage props, and discovery time with rhythm instruments and a keyboard. Parents may register their children the morning of each program at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org beginning at 8 a.m.

 Thursdays Jan. 18th, March 29th, May 3rd, & June 7th  @ 10:30

                             


Rockin Babies & Boppin Toddlers with Roman Music Therapy’s Meredith Pizzi

Interactive music programs for parents and their children ages 0-18 mos.  Parents may register their children the morning of each class beginning at 8 a.m. at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org

Fridays:  Jan. 12th, Feb. 16th, March 16th, April 27th, & May 18th

Toddlers (10-18 mos) : 10:15 – 11:00

Babies (0-9 mos) :  11:15 – 12:00