For all Story Times: Groups of 6 or more children, or anyone requiring special accommodations, need to notify the Children’s Librarian 3 weeks in advance.

Come and join us for a fun and interactive 30-45 minutes that includes stories, songs, and a craft at one of Charles County Public Library’s branches.

Cuddle Time

Cuddle Time

Ages 0-2
This is a fun and unique story time that will teach babies social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through board books and songs, as well as helping parents learn the basics of encouraging literacy at a young age. A parent or guardian MUST accompany each child.

West – Mondays 9:30 – 9:50 am 
La Plata – Thursdays 9:30 – 9:50 am
PD Brown – Wednesdays 9:30 am

Evening Story Time

Evening Story Time

All ages
Couldn’t make story time during the day? Join us for our evening story time for preschoolers – we’ll read books and make a fun craft.

West – Third Thursday of the Month – 6:00 – 6:30 pm
PD Brown – Second Thursday of the Month – 6:00 pm

Preschool Story Time

Ages 2-5
Story Time is a weekly must for kids 2-5 years old. Each program includes book reading, songs & music, crafts and lots of fun!

West – Mondays 10:45 – 11:30 am
Potomac – Tuesdays 10:00 – 10:45 am & 11:00 – 11:45 am
PD Brown – Wednesdays 11:00 am
La Plata – Thursdays 10:00 – 10:45 am & 11:00 – 11:45 am

Saturday Story Time

Saturday Story Time

All ages
Share the excitement and love of reading with your child by joining us at story time. We will read books, sing songs and dance and make a super fun craft to take home.

West – Every Third Saturday of the Month – 11:00 – 11:45 am
PD Brown – Every Fourth Saturday  of the Month – 11:00 am

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2-3
This story time encourages literacy for a very active crowd – toddlers! Children will listen to books being read, sing songs, do finger plays and listen to flannel board stories. This program is intended as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session.

West – Mondays 10:00 – 10:30 am
PD Brown – Wednesdays 10:00 am

Spanish Story Time

Let’s Learn Spanish Story Time

Ages: 3-5
Let’s learn Spanish together! Enjoy an English based story time with some added Spanish words and watch as our Spanish vocabulary grows. We’ll read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. It will be fantástico!

PD Brown – Every first Thursday 6:00 pm