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Storytimes at Madison Public Library emphasize sharing developmentally appropriate books and combining those with music, movement, and other activities to help children develop a love of the library and reading. There are approximately three different sessions of storytimes throughout the year. Attendees sign up once for all the programs in a particular session. Weekly storytime sessions generally run August through December, January through April, and the month of June. Sign ups typically occur in July, December, and May. During inclement weather, if the Madison Local Schools cancel classes, that day there will be no storytimes at the library. Click here for a complete list of events for children birth through third grade.

Zoom Storytimes

Join Miss Kylie for online Zoom storytimes using a computer, tablet or phone starting this week for young families and preschoolers. Check our calendar here​ for dates and times or call us for details. Materials used in the program are provided for pickup at the library. This is a great option for families who cannot easily get to the library or home daycare facilities as well.

We currently offer Baby/Toddler, Preschool, and Family storytimes via Zoom.

In-person Storytimes

Miss Kylie provides storytimes for children birth through early elementary age. She has programs that are developmentally appropriate for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and children of kindergarten and first grade age. Check our calendar here​ for dates and times or call us for details.

We currently offer Baby/Toddler, Young Child, Preschool, and Big Kid storytimes in person.

Storytime Express, Summers only

Join us near our bookmobile, Gus the Book Bus, for special outdoor storytimes for young families! Participants hear stories and enjoy music, rhymes, and other activities at various location around Madison. Storytime Express typically runs from after Memorial Day through early part of August. Don’t forget your camp chairs or picnic blanket! Participants also are welcome to browse Gus to check out books, movies and more. Check our calendar here​ for dates and times.