In addition to educating young customers through a
strong collection and great services, the Denver Public
Library hopes to entertain and inspire them through
a variety of programs including storytimes, crafts,
read-alouds, and family programs.
Most DPL locations offer storytimes for
young children. Take a look at the storytimes schedule to find a program that suits your needs. Our storytimes are geared toward children
of different developmental stages and include:
Book Babies is a special storytime for infants 6-23
months and their parents or caregivers. We read stories,
sing songs and learn fingerplays in this 20 minute program.
Time is provided after the program for socializing and
baby play. Due to the interactive nature of this program,
please, one baby per lap. Check the listing of Book Babies programs around the system. Registration may be required at some locations.
Exciting storytimes for your two-year-old and you, join us for stories, songs and fun. Registration may be required at some locations. View the Two's Company schedule.
Preschool storytimes are geared towards children ages 3 to 5 who can sit and listen to short stories, and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Registration may be required at some locations. In some locations a craft activity immediately follows storytime, and is limited to 16 children on a first-come, first-served basis. No large groups please (5 or more). Find a Preschool Storytime near you.
These interactive storytimes are for speakers of Spanish, English, or both. All ages are welcome but storytime is specifically geared to 2-4 year olds and kids are encouraged to participate. Bilingual Storytimes are held at 7 locations.
All Ages Storytimes
Stories, songs and rhymes for all kids! There is no registration required for this program. In some locations a craft activity immediately follows storytime, and is limited to 16 children on a first-come, first-served basis. No large groups please (5 or more). View a list of All Ages Storytimes locations.
Other Fun Programs for Kids
School is Cool!
Stop by the Library on your way home from school! Lots
of libraries around the city offer after school programs
for kids. Activities include crafts, performers, and
a snack. Registration may be required for some craft programs.
Find After School is Cool! programs at libraries
The Children’s Library began a “Vacation
Reading Program” during the summer of 1921 as
a way to interest kids in reading over the summer. That
tradition continues every summer with Denver Public
Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. The program
offers rewards to children for reading independently
or with an adult, as well as special events at locations
all over the city during the summer.
Check out Just for Fun and the monthly Children's Library Program Calendar for
special events year-round, including visits from popular
authors of books for children and other special
programs and contests.
Programs for Children at a Library Branch near
See what’s going on at the Library in your neighborhood.
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age, or type of program. Search the database
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