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.

Our story times are crafted with all children in mind! Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe and supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences are encouraged and celebrated.

CCPL plays a crucial role in supporting and enriching our diverse community through library services and programming and aspires to reflect the traditions and values of Charles County through our relationship with our community. We strive to do this by creating an environment that is inclusive to all.

Weekly Story Times

Weekly Story Times are available at all of our branches. See below for times and locations.

Times

  • Cuddle Times @ 9:30am
  • Morning Story Times @ 10am
  • Mobile Library: Mondays @ the Park! @ 11am**
  • Virtual Afternoon Story Times @ 3pm (on Crowdcast)

Locations

  • Mondays at the Waldorf West Branch
  • Tuesdays at the Potomac Branch
  • Wednesdays at the P.D. Brown Memorial Branch
  • Thursdays at the La Plata Branch

Cuddle Time

Cuddle Time

Babies

Join us for a story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers! 

These 15-20 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, and activities that are developmentally appropriate for children up to 3 years old.

Our Cuddle Time is a great way to introduce your child to the joys of reading and language skills in a positive and fun atmosphere. These story times are designed so that caregivers and their children can actively engage with the books and songs, so participation is welcome!

A parent or guardian MUST accompany each child.

Morning Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Preschool

Join us for Morning Story Time and share the fun of reading with your children!

Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are developmentally appropriate for children 2-5 years old and are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate in the stories and activities during the program.

Virtual Afternoon Story Time

Evening Story Time

Preschool

Join us for our Virtual Afternoon Story Time and share the fun of reading with your children!

Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 15-to-20-minute programs are developmentally appropriate for children 2-5 years old and are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate in the stories and activities during the program and can do so by engaging with the story time presenter through the Chat Feature in Crowdcast.

This event will be presented through Crowdcast. Registration is required.

Mobile Library: Mondays @ the Park!

Evening Story Time

All Ages

Join the Mobile Library and your Library friends for stories and fun activities at a park near you! Mobile Library visits different parks throughout Charles County and will have lots of books, movies, audiobooks, and more to check out, too! 

**“Mobile Library: Mondays @ the Park!” is available from March – October seasonally, weather permitting. Additional services are available. Please check the event calendar for stop locations.

Monthly Story Times / Special Story Times

Evening Story Time

Evening Story Time

All Ages

Couldn’t make story time during the day? Join us for Evening Story Time and share the fun of reading with your children!

Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are developmentally appropriate for children 0-5 years old and are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate in the stories and activities during the program.

Ms. Faith’s Favorites

Story Time

Babies, Preschool

Do you have a favorite anything? Do you want to meet with Ms. Faith and talk about all of your favorites and listen to her favorites?

Join Ms. Faith live at P.D. Brown Memorial Library and enjoy a brief story time and learn easy Spanish and American Sign Language words while also learning all about Ms. Faith’s Favorite things. You are also invited to bring a special item with you, and we will make time to have a show-and-tell at the end. There will be crafts, language fun, songs, and stories.

Imagination Time

Story Time

Babies, Preschool

Join us for Imagination Time at P.D. Brown!

Our monthly Imagination Time will be kicked off with a Story Time to get the creative juices flowing, followed by an opportunity to stay and play! We will have lots of fun activities, like costumes, STEAM activities, and more! 

Each month will feature different stories, making it a perfect activity for the entire family. Imagination Time is developmentally designed for children 5 and under, but siblings, parents, and other caregivers are always welcome to join! 

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Story Time

Preschool

Jumpstart your child’s school readiness with a bilingual reading & math group! ¡Impulse la preparación escolar de su hijo con un grupo bilingüe de lectura y matemáticas!

Come join the Charles County Public Schools ESOL Program & Office of Early Childhood, Judy Center Early Learning Hub, and CCPL for an hour of kindergarten readiness! Stories and math groups will be shared in both English and Spanish. Families that attend will receive materials to take home with them! 

This event is recommended for ages 2-5 years old. Registration is required to attend. Please see below for additional dates!

Únase al Programa de ESOL y a la Oficina de la Primera Infancia de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Charles, el Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano Judy Center y CCPL para una hora de refuerzo para prepararle para el jardín de infantes. Se compartirán lecturas y matemáticas tanto en inglés como en español. ¡Las familias que asistan recibirán materiales para llevar a casa!

Este evento es recomendado para la edades entre 2 a 5 años. Es necesario registrarse antes del evento. Por favor, también mire a continuación las fechas de los siguientes eventos!

CCPL supports Early Learning Initiatives! Click the images below to learn more!