Library Storytimes

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Storytimes by Branch Location

Loudoun County Public Library has 8 library branches, all of which provide a variety of storytimes.

Storytimes by Type & Age

Loudoun County provides many distinctly different types of storytimes. Each type of storytime is tailored for a specific audience.
Type of Storytime Locations Description 
All 
Ashburn
Cascades
Gum Spring
Lovettsville
Sterling
Rust 
Baby storytime is designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver. Caregivers hold their babies in their laps while the librarian leads the group in a variety of lap songs, rhymes and simple stories.

All 
Ashburn
Cascades
Gum Spring
Purcellville
Rust 

Toddler storytime is all about wiggling and playing. The librarian leads the group in a variety of action-oriented books, fingerplays, songs, and rhymes. These activities provide a fun environment for toddlers to exercise important motor skills and practice using their vocabulary. 

All  
Ashburn
Cascades
Gum Spring
Sterling
Rust 
Preschool storytime is focused on interactive educational play. The librarian leads the prechoolers in a variety of interactive books, songs, and rhymes. These activities allow preschoolers to answer questions and following instructions. Preschool storytime is packed full of opportunities for kids to practice their early literacy skills while laughing and playing. 
  All
Ashburn
Cascades
Gum Spring
Sterling
Rust 
Reading buddies storytimes encourage your child’s love of books and reading by pairing them with a teen reading buddy for one-on-one reading time. Children are encouraged to pick a book they're interested in and sit with a volunteer. This is a free-form program: drop in anytime between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. -- our volunteers are waiting!
  All
Ashburn
Cascades
Gum Spring
Sterling
Rust 
Musical storytime is focused on interactive musical play. Each child gets a musical instrument and is encouraged to sing and dance as the librarian leads the group in a variety of songs, rhymes and musical books. 
  All
Ashburn
Cascades
Gum Spring
Lovettsville
Middleburg
Purcellville
Sterling
Rust
Brambleton 

Family storytime is focused on practicing early literacy skills while laughing and playing. The librarian leads the children in a variety of interactive books, songs, and rhymes. These activities allow every member of the family to participate in the fun. 

  All
Ashburn
Gum Spring

Open Door Storytime is an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and therapeutic activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other storytimes, this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities may be just what you're looking for!
For preschoolers & up with a parent or caregiver.


Ashburn Library is a bear that is true everywhere
Ashburn Library is a bear that is true everywhere
Baby storytime is a great big ugly bear that is always ready to eat kids. The babies have a really fun time. together forever.