Preschool Story Time



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2017 Winter/Spring  Pre-School Schedule



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. Registration is not necessary. Parents are invited to attend one class per week.

Session 1:

Tuesdays:      Jan. 24th – Feb. 14th @ 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Jan. 25th – Feb. 15th @ 10:30 a.m.

Session 2:

Tuesdays:       Feb. 28th – March 21st @ 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:  March 1st – March 22nd @ 10:30 a.m.

Session 3:

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.

Session 1:

Mondays: Jan. 23rd – Feb. 13th @ 10:30 a.m.

Tuesdays:  Jan. 24th – Feb. 14th @ 10:30 a.m.


Session 2:

Mondays:  Feb. 27th – March 20th @ 10:30 a.m.

Tuesdays: Feb. 28th – March 21st @ 10:30 a.m.


Session 3:

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 beginning at 8 a.m.                                   

Session 1:

Thursdays: Jan. 26th – Feb. 16th

Session 2:

Thursdays: March 2nd – March 23rd

Session 3: 

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.