Lynchburg Public Library


*Updated for Winter/Spring 2020

Storytime Goals

Our storytimes are designed to help young children acquire the skills they need to start school ready to learn. We emphasize early literacy skills such as talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing in our storytimes. Our goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build a love of books, libraries, and learning that will stay with children for a lifetime.

Attendance Limits

To offer a quality storytime experience for you and your child, attendance at all storytime programs is limited. Storytimes are open to all, first come, first served. In order to provide a more engaging experience, doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins.
Our storytimes cannot accommodate school groups, camps, or daycares.

Storytime Descriptions



  • Who: Children birth to age 23 months and their caregivers
  • When: Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 22-May 6 (no Babygarten on Mar. 11 or Apr. 15)
  • What: The weekly Babygarten class is full of reading, rhyming, singing, and more. Each class includes a 20-minute circle time followed by a 40-minute free play/activity time. Siblings are welcome.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 30 children; first come, first served
    *Due to the popularity of this program, we ask parents/caregivers to help us honor the intended age of this program. Children who are 2 years of age are too old for Babygarten (unless they are attending with a younger sibling) and we hope these children will join us for Toddler Tales!


Toddler Tales

  • Who: Children ages 2 & 3 and their parents/caregivers; siblings are welcome
  • When: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 21-May 5 (no Toddler Tales on Apr. 14)
  • What: The weekly toddler storytime features 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, and movement to promote early literacy skills. Each storytime will be followed by a craft.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 20 toddlers; first come, first served


Junior Explorers

  • Who: Children ages 3, 4 & 5. Parent/caregiver participation in the activity is encouraged. Siblings may participate if space and supplies allow.
  • When: Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 21-May 5  (no Junior Explorers on Apr. 14) AND Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 22 – May 6 (no Junior Explorers on Apr. 15)
  • What: Junior Explorers combines a traditional storytime with age-appropriate elements of STEAM, as well as sensory and movement activities. These ‘messy play’ activities foster curiosity and imagination.
  • Where: Storytime Room
  • Limit: 20 children; first come, first served


Pictures of Storytimes



Toddler Tales:


Junior Explorers:

  • Lynchburg Public Library
    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library
    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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