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Preschool Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun as children ages 3-5 are introduced to the joy-filled world of children’s books. Groups must pre-register.
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DiscoverREAD Center Grand Opening!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hollywood Library
Main Floor
DiscoverREAD: an interactive literacy space for families. 
Hands-on activities for young children (ages birth to five) and their caregivers to enjoy together. A place to Play, Sing, Read, Write, Talk.
Help us celebrate the opening of the Hollywood Library DiscoverREAD Center from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., or stop by anytime the library is open to read, talk, and play with your child.
The Hollywood DiscoverREAD center was made possible thanks to a generous donation by Georgia-Pacific Cellulose, Memphis.
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Storytime for Kids

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Randolph Library
Join us for great stories and crafts!
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Books and Babies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Raleigh Library
Meeting Room
Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. Program length can vary.
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Early Opening Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cordova Library

A special time for children and teens with Special Needs.  Come explore the library, meet the librarians, and stay for a sensory storytime.

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Babies & Books

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Parents and children ages 6-18 months are invited to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy fun. No groups.
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Lapsit Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Bartlett Library
Program Room
Infants and toddlers will be welcome to a Lapsit Storytime for ages 6-18 months. Storytimes will consist of plenty of songs and stories, along with early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. At the end of each storytime, caregivers and children will have the opportunity to play with age appropriate toys. Come join us for this new adventure or call for more details!
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Homework Help/Story Time

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Registration is open

Preschool Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Bartlett Library
Ages 2-5, registration required
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Toddler Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Join us for a special story time celebrating the timeless messages of love, kindness, peace, and friendship promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King.  A craft activity will follow. Appropriate for children ages 18-36 months.
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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cordova Library

Every Wednesday at 10:30, a Baby and young toddler Storytime for Moms and Dads and Grandparents and their little ones.  Share stories and songs for the very young.   Little ones love sharing stories with their grown-ups, so no registration is needed, and we read and play all year long.  April 25 - Friends

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Preschool Storytime

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartlett Library
Program Room
Join us for a preschool storytime for children ages 2-5! We'll enjoy books, songs and activities designed to help teach early literacy skills! Registration is required so please call (901) 386-8968 to sign up. 
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R.E.A.D. Program

3:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Poplar-White Station Library
Meeting Room
Poplar-White Station Library will host the West Tennessee Therapy Dogs organization’s program “Reading Education Assistance Dogs” (R.E.A.D.). Through this program, kids will improve their reading skills by using registered pet partner therapy teams as literacy mentors. After four 15-minute sessions of the R.E.A.D. program, readers are rewarded a 'pawtographed' book of their own, thanks to the Friends of the Poplar-White Station Library. Registration is required. 
Call (901) 415-2777
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DiscoverRead

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Gaston Park Library
Read and allow children to read selected books.
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Adult Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Lobby
Special storytime for adults with disabilities. Books, songs, and other activities. Storytime is held in the Children's Program Room when it is available. Ask at the Check Out Desk if Sue isn't there to meet you in the lobby. Groups should register by contacting Sue, 415-2843, sue.schnitzer@memphistn.gov. 
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Storytime for Tots

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Randolph Library
Meeting Room
Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories and playtime.
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Poplar-White Station Library
Meeting Room
Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Toddlers can share stories, songs and fun!  Each storytime is centered on a different theme.  The 10:30 Storytimes are for Toddlers, ages 18 months - 3 years.  But all levels of readers are welcome and no registration is needed.
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cordova Library

Every Thursday at 10:30, Toddlers can share stories, songs and fun!  Each program is centered on a different theme.  Whether it’s trains or dinosaurs or trees, each Storytime is bunches of fun.  The 10:30 Storytimes are for Toddlers, ages 2-3.  But everyone who loves a good story is welcome and no registration is needed.  April 26 - Friends and Friendship

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Preschool Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cordova Library

Every Thursday at 11:30, Preschoolers can come to the Cordova Library for Storytime.  Just like the Toddler Storytimes at 10:30, Preschoolers will hear fun stories, sing silly songs and have a great time.  The 11:30 Storytimes are for Preschoolers, ages 4-5.  But if you love to hear a good story, come on, whatever age you are and no registration is needed.  April 26 - Friends and Friendship

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Read with Posh

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bartlett Library
Program Room
Read with Posh allows children a safe space to practice reading with the best kind of audience, a dog! Posh is a therapy dog who's calm steady presence helps kids relax while reading out loud, helping to improve confidence and reading fluency! Sign up for a spot starting April 1st at the Bartlett library or call (901) 386-8968.
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Spring Book Club for Families

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Children having fun at a library event.
East Shelby Library
The Capleville United Methodist Church will be offering a weekly kids' storytime and reading group beginning April 7th and ending April 28th.  It will feature reading activities and arts and crafts.  Children will receive FREE BOOKS to take home.  Sponsored by the Samaritan Community Reading Project.  
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Paws for Reading

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
MidSouth Therapy dogs are here to help! Every Saturday in the Children's Department, you or your child can come practice your reading skills by reading out loud to a local therapy dog. Sessions are fifteen minutes long, and are given on a first come, first serve basis. No registration required
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Preschool Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun as children ages 3-5 are introduced to the joy-filled world of children’s books. Groups must pre-register.
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Storytime for Kids

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Randolph Library
Join us for great stories and crafts!
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Books and Babies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Raleigh Library
Meeting Room
Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. Program length can vary.
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