Preschool Story Time
2017 Fall Pre-School Schedule
*New this fall! Registration is necessary for all pre-school programs. You may register your child the morning of each class beginning at 8 a.m. at http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?x=3&jx=rmp&sm
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. at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org
Tuesdays: Sept 12th – Oct. 3rd @ 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Sept. 13th – Oct. 4th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Oct. 17th – Nov. 7th @ 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Oct. 18th – Nov. 8th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays Nov. 21st – Dec. 12th @ 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Nov. 22nd – Dec. 13th @ 10:30 p.m.
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 at www.melrosepubliclibrary.org.
Mondays: Sept. 11th – Oct. 2nd @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Sept. 12th – Oct. 3rd @ 10:30 a.m.
Mondays: Oct. 16th – Nov. 6th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Oct. 17th – Nov. 7th @ 10:30 a.m.
Mondays: Nov. 20th – Dec. 11th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Nov. 21st – Dec. 12th @ 10:30 a.m.
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: Sept. 14th – Oct. 5th
Thursdays: Oct. 19th – Nov. 9th
Thursdays Nov. 30th – Dec. 14th
Classes begin at 10:30
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: Sept. 19th, Oct. 17th, Nov. 14th, Dec. 12th @6:30 pm
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 Oct. 12th, Nov. 16th, & Dec. 21st @ 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: Oct. 13th, Nov. 3rd, Dec. 15th
Toddlers (10-18 mos) : 10:15 – 11:00
Babies (0-9 mos) : 11:15 – 12:00
Toddler Songs with Jessica Buster
Toddler songs is a 30 minute drop in program for toddlers (1-4 years) and their caregiver. The groups are led by Melrose resident Jessica Buster.