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Storytime for Kids in Sonoma County

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Feb 5 7 minutes read

In today's gadget-filled, high tech world, books may often seem like a thing of the past. But as a famous author once said, Books are a uniquely portable magic, and no gadget can ever replace the feel of pages between your hands and the thrill of the smell of paper as you leaf through every page. If you love reading, then you know that it is important to start children early on and kindle their passion at a young age. Not only does it improve literacy, reading also helps fire the imagination and can take your kids to different worlds and different cultures.

Sonoma County libraries feature a number of schedules which promote reading and make them fun and interactive, perfect for young children and toddlers alike!

MONDAY

Children's Museum Storytime

Sonoma County Children's Musuem

1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, California 95403

Storytime at the Sonoma County Children's Museum come in different themes, like Veggies and Stories, where the librarian will bring samples of fruits and vegetables to promote a healthy body even as she nourishes the mind through reading. Have the kids join the quirky librarians as they read together, add in some sound effects, and experience the fun of reading together.

Family Storytime

Sonoma Valley Regional Library

755 West Napa Street, Sonoma, California 95476

Enjoy an evening at the library with your kids at the Sonoma Regional Library's Family Storytime. From 6:00PM to 6:30PM, listed to stories and sing songs with the children and enjoy some family fun time along with other parents!

TUESDAY

Wiggle Time

Sebastopol Library

7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, California 95472

Storytime for the active toddler aged 18 to 36 months, it's time to wiggle as the librarians and caregivers get involved with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple stories for your kid. Simple stories, simple concepts, and lots of opportunities for participation and movement are necessary in these storytimes.  Librarians are still also modeling lots of early literacy and learning activities for parents to share with their children at home. A Toddler Time storytime usually lasts from 25-30 minutes, followed by play time, giving the parents and children the chance to socialize and interact.

Preschool Storytime

Healdsburg Library

139 Piper St, Healdsburg, California 95448

For children aged 3 to 6 years, listen and learn with stories, songs, movement, and FUN, as you nurture in your preschooler a love of books. These fun librarian-led storytimes will model the everyday practices -- talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing -- that will help your child get ready to read. 

Babytime

Santa Rosa Central

211 E Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401

For infants from 3 to 17 months, this storytime for babies will delight and stimulate their senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books. Children are never too young to build pre-literacy skills! Talk, sing, read, write and play with your child, and watch language skills blossom and grow.

WEDNESDAY

Petaluma Babytime

Petaluma Library

100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, California 94952

Children build language and literacy skills through the five practices of early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver, Petaluma Library's Babytime will stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs. fingerplays and simple books. This is free and no registration is required. 

Hello Penngrove Story + Song Time

Hello Penngrove

10101 Main Street, Penngrove, California 94951

From 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, spend a fun morning with your kids at Hello Penngrove for their Story and Song Time. Open for all ages, children can spend an hour reading and singing with friends. And as an added bonus, caregivers will be given a 10% discount off their purchase while in the shop!

Read to a Dog

Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library

6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park, California 94928

What can be more adorable than children and dogs? Children reading to dogs, that's what! In the Read to a Dog program, storytime tables are turned as beginning readers from ages 5 to 12 can come to read stories to an appreciative dog. Sponsored by 4PAWS, this program runs from 3:30PM to 4:30PM.

THURSDAY

Rohnert Park-Cotati Babytime

Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library

6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park, California 94928

Children are never too young to build pre-literacy skills! Talk, sing, read, write and play with your child in this storytime for babies through bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books.

Wee Read in Sonoma

Sonoma Valley Regional Library

755 West Napa Street, Sonoma, California 95476

For children 0 to 36 months, join Ms. Clare for Wee Read Story Time, with stories, songs, movement, and fun!  Children build language and literacy skills through the five practices of early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.  

FRIDAY

Wee Read Bilingual

Healdsburg Library

139 Piper St, Healdsburg, California 95448

Let your children appreciate the beauty of the Spanish language! At the Heladsburg Library's storytime in English and Spanish, babies and toddlers from 0 to 36 months will have fun with books, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, and puppets in both languages.

Preschool Storytime

Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library

6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park, California 94928

From 10:30AM to 11:00AM, bring your children aged 3 to 6 years to the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library for some preschool storytime! Listen and learn with stories, songs, movement, and FUN, as you nurture in your preschooler a love of books. These fun librarian-led storytimes will model the everyday practices -- talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing -- that will help your child get ready to read.

SATURDAY

Barnes and Noble Open Storytime

Barnes and Noble Santa Rosa

The Rosenburg Building, 700 4th Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Barnes and Noble holds storytimes every Saturday of the month. Explore something new with featured books by up and coming writers, or stick to the classics with all-time favorites!

Bilingual Family Storytime

Roseland Library

779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, California 95407

Spend a little of your weekend nurturing the love of books and language with your kids! In Roseland Library's Bilingual Family Storytime, read stories and sing songs in Spanish and English from 10:15AM to 11:00AM!

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