Story Times & Events

The following are ongoing programs we offer for children and their families.  Please keep an eye on our upcoming events calendar for other special programs.

2017 Fall Story Time Sessions

Registration for this fall's toddler tales and preschool story times is September 5 - 16.  Please stop by or call the library to register your child(ren).  Click here to see specific dates and times and a schedule of our weekly story time themes.  This session ends the week of November 14th.  Registration for the 2018 Winter Story Time Session begins January 2nd.

"Ice Cream" for Books Club

Join the most scrumptious club in Altoona.  Kids ages 11 and under who check out books Nov. 14th - January 6th, 2018 will receive a special "Ice Cream Club" bookmark divided into 8 sections.  During this time period, the weeks that the kids come down to the library to check out books, staff will stamp their bookmark and then they'll receive a paper ice cream scoop that they can write their name on and add to our giant ice cream cone wall.  The club culminates with a special ice cream story time on Saturday, January 6th at 10:30 a.m.  Of course, an ice cream story time wouldn't be complete without a build your own ice cream sundae bar to follow.

Preschool Story Time

Thirty minues of great stories, songs, and fingerplays.
For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.
Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. OR Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. (NEW DAY)
Sept. - Nov.
Jan. - Mar.
For specific dates and registration information call 715-839-5029.

Toddler Tales

A 20-minute program of fast-paced stories and songs.
For parents and their toddlers ages 18 months - 2 years.
Mondays (NEW DAY) or Tuesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Sept. - Nov.
Jan. - Mar.
For specific dates and registration information call 715-839-5029.

Mocha Joe and Me Fall 2017 Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe.
Starting September 5th, Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign-up for 15 minute sessions.
Sessions meet Mondays 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. October 9, November 13 and December 11.
Saturday sessions meet 10:30 a.m. - Noon October 14, November 18, and December 2.

Get the Wiggles Out Week

Gross motor play for toddlers and preschoolers
December 4,5,6, and 7
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
No sign-up required. 


For ages 4 - 12.
Second Mondays of the month from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Oct. - May
No sign-up required.