Preschool Story Time
2017 Winter/Spring Pre-School Schedule
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. Registration is not necessary. Parents are invited to attend one class per week.
Tuesdays: Jan. 24th – Feb. 14th @ 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Jan. 25th – Feb. 15th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Feb. 28th – March 21st @ 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: March 1st – March 22nd @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays April 4th – May 2nd @ 2:30 p.m. * No class April 18th
Wednesdays: April 5th – May 3rd @ 10:30 p.m. * No class April 19th
Toddler Time ages 18 – 36 months
Toddler Time is a drop-in 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. Parents are invited to attend one class per week. Registration is not necessary.
Mondays: Jan. 23rd – Feb. 13th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Jan. 24th – Feb. 14th @ 10:30 a.m.
Mondays: Feb. 27th – March 20th @ 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Feb. 28th – March 21st @ 10:30 a.m.
Mondays: April 3rd – May 4th @ 10:30 a.m. *No Class April 17th
Tuesdays: April 4th – May 5th @ 10:30 a.m. *No Class April 18th
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: Jan. 26th – Feb. 16th
Thursdays: March 2nd – March 23rd
Thursdays April 6th – May 4th *No Class April 20th
Classes begin at 10:30
Special Monthly Drop-In 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. Registration is not necessary.
Tuesdays: Sept. 13, Oct. 4th, Nov. 1st, Dec. 6th @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.
Wednesdays: Oct.12th, Nov. 16th, Dec.21st @ 10:30
Rockin Babies & Boppin Toddlers
with Meredith Pizzi
ROCKIN’ BABIES 0-9 mos and BOPPIN’ TODDLERS 10-18 mos
Interactive music programs for parents
and their children ages 0-18 mos
Fridays: Jan. 13th, Feb. 24th, March 24th, April 28th, May 26th
Toddlers: 10:15 – 11:00
Babies: 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.
Saturdays: Jan. 14th, Feb.. 11th, March 11th, April15th, & May 20th @ 11:00 a.m.