Welcome to Storytime & Early Learning! Here you will find a description of the programs we offer for younger children, a link to our monthly events and some early literacy resources to help you, help your child! We have a wonderful staff who are here to help support you and your family, please connect with us – by phone, Facebook, Instagram, or in person.
Questions? Contact us or Call 970-962-2587.
All storytimes March 2020 forward are virtual and posted online via Facebook and YouTube at the scheduled time.
Baby Storytime: Mondays 10am
Ages 0-3 and their caregivers
Baby’s first storytime! This interactive session includes songs, fingerplays, activities, and books. Repetition is important at this age, so some of the same songs and fingerplays are done each week to give the babies familiarity with our activities.
Family Storytime: Tuesdays 10am
For ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers
Storytime for toddlers, young children, and their families! Children of this age are continuing to learn new fingerplays, songs and are able to sit a little longer for stories. This storytime usually offers a small craft activity using paper, glue sticks, crayons, scissors, etc. that children can do at home.
Bilingual Storytime (Hora de los Cuentos Bilingües): Thursdays 11am
For ages 0-5 and their caregivers
Join Miss Claudeth for stories, music, fingerplays and fun in Spanish!
Para niños de 0 a 5 años y sus cuidadores.
¡Únase a Miss Claudeth para cuentos, música, juegos con los dedos y diversión en español!
Bedtime Stories with Ms. Beth: Fridays 7pm
Every Friday evening, Ms. Beth brings fun stories, silly songs, and even a dance or two during this evening storytime.
Wonderful World Wednesdays: Wednesday, 10am
For elementary aged children
An online program for kids that is sure to inspire, featuring your favorite librarians! Tune in each week for an online video and activity on a range of different subjects and guest speakers.
Week 1: Language arts
Week 2: STEM
Week 3: History
Week 4: STEM
Community Resources: Ages 0-5
School readiness is more than the ABC’s and it begins at birth. School Readiness means being healthy, getting along with others, and being ready to learn. What can parents, grandparents, older siblings, friends, and others do to help children from birth to five be ready?
Fill children’s lives with the things they’ll need to succeed in school. Explore this website to find fun activities and learn more about children’s development.
All children deserve to experience both the joy of reading and the skills in life that literacy brings. Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is passionately committed to strengthening children’s literacy through library services and community advocacy.
The early years of a child’s life — from birth to age eight — are critically important for learning and development. The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines provide practical tips and points of reference that anyone can use to help kids grow. Whether we’re experts, early childhood teachers, first-time parents, or involved friends and neighbors, we all play a role in giving kids a strong, healthy start.
MOMS Club of Loveland is a local Chapter of the International MOMS Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the at-home mother of today in the community of which she lives. It is a great opportunity for MOMS and their children to meet new friends. They welcome all mothers within their chapter boundaries who are home during the week, as well as mothers who run a home-based business or work part-time outside their home, looking for activities to do with other mothers and children. Please contact them for more information.
The Mission of Northern Colorado Reading Initiative is to advocate for parents, educate parents about reading disabilities, connect parents with local resources for early diagnosis of reading disabilities, and connect parents with capable interventionists.
Storyblocks is a project of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, working in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Services. It is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.
Talking with your baby helps their brain develop. Just as a child needs an adequate amount of food for physical growth, a child also needs adequate language for his or her brain development. The quality of language is important in the same way that the quality and nutritive value of food differs and matters for a child’s growth.
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals, and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.