Preschool Story Time
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
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
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