Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Big List of Local Storytimes for Toddlers and Preschoolers


Looking for an easy, free activity with your toddler or preschooler, anywhere in the South Bay and almost any day of the week? Look no further than our local libraries, which offer a huge array of storytimes for all ages and families, with morning, afternoon, evening and weekend options to suit every schedule.

I've compiled the basic storytime listings for several different library systems -- San Jose Public Library (all branches), Santa Clara County Library District (all branches), Sunnyvale Library, Santa Clara City Library, Los Gatos Library and Mountain View Library -- and organized them by day of the week. Next time you have a free morning, afternoon, or evening, just pull up this post, choose a convenient library, and away you go!

*** The storytimes listed below are each library's standard recurring events. Note, however, that storytimes can be cancelled due to holidays, staff availability issues, or plenty of other reasons, so if it is important to you that storytime actually be taking place (versus just a fun library outing), please call or check online the day of your visit.***

Here are links to each library system's calendar page so that you can easily confirm.
Also, please keep an eye out for those listings that are bi-weekly or once/month, or that have age restrictions.

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Enjoy!


Monday
10:15 a.m.
  • Storytime for 1 year olds, Cupertino Library
11:00 a.m.
  • Little Ones (0-24 months), Sunnyvale Library
7:00 p.m.
  • Cuentos en Pijama/Pajama Storytime (whole family), Gilroy Library 
  • Family Storytime (ages 3+), Woodland Library (Los Altos)


Tuesday
10:15 a.m.
  • Toddler Storytime (Ages 1 and 2), Los Altos Library 
  • Time for Twos, Mountain View Library
10:30 a.m.
  • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Vineland Branch Library (SJ)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Santa Teresa Branch Library (SJ) (most Tuesdays -- check calendar for schedule)
  • Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5), Santa Clara Central Library (on Homestead)
  • Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play (Ages 3-8), Bascom Branch Library (SJ) (only the last Tuesday of the month -- check library calendar to confirm)
  • Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play (Ages 3-8), Santa Teresa Branch Library (SJ) (only the last Tuesday of the month -- check library calendar to confirm)
11:00 a.m.
  • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Berryessa Branch Library (SJ)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, West Valley Branch Library (SJ)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Edenvale Branch Library (SJ) (most Tuesdays -- check calendar for schedule)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Cambrian Branch Library (SJ)
  • Family Storytime, Hillview Branch Library (SJ) (Bilingual -- Spanish/English)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Calabazas Branch Library (SJ) (all Tuesdays besides the second Tuesday of the month)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Village Square Branch Library (SJ)
  • Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play (Ages 3-8), Calabazas Branch Library (SJ) (Monthly -- second Tuesday)
  • Inclusive Storytime and Stay & Play (Ages 3-8), Edenvale Branch Library (SJ) (Monthly -- last Tuesday)
  • Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5), Los Altos Library
  • Stories for Ones (Ages 12-24 months), Sunnyvale Library
11:30 a.m.
  • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Tully Community Branch Library (SJ)
  • Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (SJ)
  • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Evergreen Branch Library (SJ)
4:00 p.m.
  • Family Storytime, East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library (SJ)(Not every week -- check calendar to confirm)
5:30 p.m.
  • Family Storytime, Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library (SJ) (Biligual -- Spanish/English)
6:15 p.m.
  • Family Storytime, Rose Garden Branch Library, SJ
7:00 p.m.
    • Family Storytime (Ages 3 and up), Cupertino Library
    • Family Storytime (All ages), Santa Clara Central Library (on Homestead)
    7:15 p.m.
    • Family Storytime (All ages), Campbell Library
    7:30 p.m.
    • Family Storytime (All ages), Saratoga Library


      Wednesday
      10:15 a.m.
      • Toddler Storytime (ages 1 and 2), Los Altos Library 
      • Stories for 3 and 4 year olds, Cupertino Library
      • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Mountain View Library
      10:30 a.m.
      • Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Willow Glen Branch Library (SJ)
      • Toddler Storytime (ages 1-3), Campbell Library
      • Toddler Storytime (ages 1.5-3), Saratoga Library
      • Toddling Twos (ages 24-36 months), Santa Clara Central Library (on Homestead)
      • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Los Gatos Library
      11:00 a.m.
      • Baby & Toddler Story Time, East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library (SJ)
      • Baby & Toddler Story Time with Stay & Play, Edenvale Branch Library (SJ)
        • Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Calabazas Branch Library (SJ)
        • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Pearl Avenue Branch Library (SJ)
        • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Almaden Branch Library (SJ) (most Wednesdays -- check calendar for schedule)
        • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 and up), Los Altos Library
        • Terrific 2s and 3s, Sunnyvale Library
        11:30 a.m.
        • Preschool/Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Rose Garden Branch Library (SJ)
        • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (SJ)
        • Inclusive Storytime (Ages 3-8), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (SJ) (monthly event -- check calendar for schedule)
        3:15 p.m.
        • Family Storytime, Joyce Ellington Branch Library (SJ)(not every week -- check calendar to confirm)
        5:30 p.m.
        • Family Storytime, Seven Trees Branch Library (SJ)
        • Family Storytime and Stay & Play, Hillview Branch Library (SJ)
        6:00 p.m.
        • Family Storytime, Bascom Branch Library (SJ)
        • Family Storytime, Alum Rock Branch Library (SJ)
        • Family Storytime with Stay & Play, Alviso Branch Library (SJ)


          Thursday
          10:15 a.m.
          • Toddler Storytime (1.5-3 years old), Morgan Hill Library
          • Toddler Storytime (1-2 years old), Los Altos Library
          • Stories for 2 year olds, Cupertino Library
          10:30 a.m.
          • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Cambrian Branch Library (SJ)
          • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Alum Rock Branch Library (SJ)
          • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Santa Teresa Branch Library (SJ)
          • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Bascom Branch Library (SJ)
          • Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Almaden Branch Library (SJ)
          • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Hillview Branch Library (SJ)
          • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Alviso Branch Library (SJ)
          • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Willow Glen Branch Library (SJ)
          • Toddler Storytime (1-3 years old), Milpitas Library
          • Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), Saratoga Library
          • Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), Gilroy Library
          • Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), Campbell Library
          • Young Ones (12-24 months), Santa Clara Central Library (on Homestead)
          • Terrific Twos (24-36 months), Los Gatos Library
          11:00 a.m.
          • Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, West Valley Branch Library (SJ) (most Thursdays -- check calendar for schedule)
          • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Berryessa Branch Library (SJ)
          • Bilingual Spanish-English Preschool Storytime, Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library (SJ)
          • Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), Morgan Hill Library
          • Mandarin-English Storytime, Los Altos Library
          • Fantastic 4s and 5s, Sunnyvale Library
          11:15 a.m.
          • Toddler Storytime (1-2 years old), Woodland Library
          11:30 a.m.
          • Baby and Toddler Storytime and Stay & Play, Evergreen Branch Library (SJ)
          • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Tully Community Branch Library (SJ)
          • Toddler Storytime (1-3 years old), Milpitas Library
            12:00 p.m.
              • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Seven Trees Branch Library (SJ)(every third Thursday of the month, this event is replaced by a Children's Discovery Museum story and craft)
              3:30 p.m.
              • Preschool Storytime and Stay & Play, Joyce Ellington Branch Library (SJ) (most Thursdays -- check calendar for schedule)
                5:30 p.m.
                • Family Storytime (ages 0-7), East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library (SJ)(takes place most Thursdays -- check library calendar to confirm)
                7:00 p.m.
                • Night Owl Storytime (all ages), Sunnyvale Library


                  Friday
                  10:15 a.m.
                  • Mother Goose and More (Babies through 2's), Mountain View Library
                  10:30 a.m.
                  • Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old), Milpitas Library
                  • Family Storytime (all ages), Santa Clara Northside Branch Library
                  • Wonderful Ones (12-24 months), Los Gatos Library
                  10:45 a.m.
                  • French Storytime (2-5 years old), Los Altos Library
                  11:00 a.m.
                  • Tiny Tot Jamboree (1-2 years old), Morgan Hill Library
                  11:15 a.m.
                  • Mother Goose and More (Babies through 2s), Mountain View Library


                    Saturday
                    10:15 a.m.
                    • Bilingual Storytime (Spanish/English)(all ages), Morgan Hill Library
                    • Saturday Stories (ages 2-5), Mountain View Library (Takes place most weekends. Occasionally is an English/Spanish bilingual event. See the library events page for more details.)
                    10:30 a.m.
                    • Family Storytime and Stay & Play, Pearl Avenue Branch Library (SJ)
                    • Saturday Stories, Songs & Stuff, Joyce Ellington Branch Library (SJ)
                    • Family Storytime (all ages), Santa Clara Central Library (on Homestead)
                    11:00 a.m.
                    • Family Storytime and Stay & Play, Edenvale Branch Library (SJ) (Bilingual -- Spanish/English)
                    • Family Storytime and Stay & Play, Berryessa Branch Library (SJ)
                    • Family Storytime and Stay & Play, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (SJ)
                    • Family Storytime (all ages), Milpitas Library
                    • Family Storytime (all ages), Sunnyvale Library
                    1:00 p.m.
                    • Family Storytime and Stay & Play, Alum Rock Branch Library (SJ) (Bilingual -- Spanish/English)
                    Happy reading!

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