The Rolla Public Library offers many different Storytimes throughout the week beginning in September and continuing through mid-May. We also offer a Summer Reading Program each year beginning at the end of May and lasting 10 weeks (typically the end of July / beginning of August). 

” Corduroy” by Don Freeman

” Dragon Was Terrible” by Kelly DiPucchio

“Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light” by Apryl Stott

“Snack Attack!” by Terry Border

“Winter Wonderland” by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith

“Tad and Dad” by David Ezra Stein

“Jack Frost” Told by Ms. Tara Illustrated by Ms. Ashley 

“Silly Tilly” by Eileen Spinelli

“Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens” by Beth Stern

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss

“The Robot and the Bluebird” by David Lucus

“The Squirrels Who Squabbled” by Rachel Bright:

“Gorilla Garage” by Mark Shulman:

“The Hallo-Wiener” by Dav Pilkey:

“No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou” by Rhonda Gowler Greene:

“Courage And Wisdom: Stories Make The World Go Around: The Smell of Bread” parable retold by Mary Garrett:

“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff:

“Martha! Big and Small” by Jen Arena:

“The Napping House” by Audrey Wood:

“The Power of One” by Trudy Ludwig:

“Wheels on the Tuk Tuk” by Kabir Sehgal:

“Friends” by Eric Carle:

“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak:

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What can parents and care givers expect from Storytime?

Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Every week the library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. Library Storytimes incorporate the early literacy skills that children must master before they can learn to read.  These are:  

  • phonological awareness
  • vocabulary
  • print motivation
  • narrative skills
  • print awareness
  • letter knowledge

Family Storytimes are designed to include the whole family, including school-aged children, and may include films and/or crafts.

What is the role of adults at Storytime?
An adult bringing a child to Storytime is expected to stay with that child during all Storytime sessions. Parents and care givers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during Storytime.

How can a parent or care giver find a convenient Storytime?
Please check the calendar to find a Storytime appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at Storytimes may be limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise indicated on the calendar listing.

How can a parent or care giver make the most of Storytime?

  • By coming to Storytime on a regular basis.
  • By arriving a few minutes early.
  • By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout Storytime.
  • By participating when encouraged to do so.
  • By not bringing food or toys to the Storytime.
  • By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
  • By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books and music.
  • By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
  • By talking with your child about the stories after Storytime.
  • By repeating the Storytime rhymes and songs at home with your child.

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