The leaves have not yet begun to turn, but the pages of books are already turning as the Santa Clarita Public Library presents Fall Storytimes.
“Fall Storytimes is a reflection of the city’s commitment to create early literacy opportunities for young children and their parents,” Mayor Marsha McLean.
Designed to help children and family members build an early foundation for learning and reading, Fall Storytimes features books, rhymes, songs and dancing throughout the week at the Valencia, Newhall and Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library branches.
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The Family Fun Reading Programs are available at local branches of the Santa Clarita Public library through November 30.
Storytime program options include:
Baby and Toddler Storytime
Recommended for children ages 6 to 36 months old
Available on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library; Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. at the Valencia Library; and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at the Newhall Library.
School Readiness Storytime
Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years old
Available on Tuesdays at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library; Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library; and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library.
Recommended for families with children of differing age groups
Available on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. at the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library; and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library. Additionally, bilingual readings are available on the second and fourth Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Newhall Library.
The Valencia library also offers Grandparents’ Days every Monday for grandparents to network with other care-giving grandparents at Baby Toddler and School Readiness Storytime.
All programs are free and open to the public.
Participating branches include the Valencia Library, located at 23743 W. Valencia Boulevard; the Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Boulevard; and the Newhall Library, located at 22704 W. Ninth Street.