Try to arrive on time. Although late comers are welcome to enter, their arrival is distracting. To get the most out of our short time with your child, it is especially important for you to be on time.
For many children, this is their first group experience, and it is important that they know what is expected beforehand. Explain the importance of sitting quietly and not talking to or touching other children during stories and videos.
Our storytimes are designed to be developmentally appropriate. To keep your child’s attention, we counter quiet listening time with active rhymes and activities. Encourage your child to participate in these songs, games, and fingerplays. In addition, if you attend storytime with your child, we expect you to be attentive. Be a role model and join your child in doing the fingerplays, singing the songs, and listening to stories.
Having a card is not a requirement for storytime attendance. However, you may find that you would like to have a library card for yourself or even for your child. Free library cards are available for Keene residents of any age.
If another child has chosen the book your child wants, please feel free to put a “hold” on the book, so that we can notify you when it is returned. A Youth Librarian can help you do this or you can do it yourself from your home computer.