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Story Time & More

Family

Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Registration is required for all.

FAQs

Why is story time important?
With an early introduction to skills such as holding a book or listening to stories, children have a better chance at succeeding in school, which translates into positive outcomes later in life. Our Start Smart initiative focuses on providing the information and tools that parents, caregivers, and educators need to facilitate early literacy development. Early Literacy is the knowledge a child develops about reading and writing before actually learning to read or write. 

What is the role of a parent or caregiver during story time?
A parent or caregiver must be present in the Library throughout the duration of the program. It is encouraged that the parent or caregiver remain in the story time area because it is the perfect time to gain awareness of age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities suited for your child.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

  • By attending story time regularly.
  • By arriving a few minutes early.
  • By participating when encouraged to do so.
  • By not bringing food or toys.
  • By taking an upset child out of the area until he or she calms down.
  • By talking with your child about the stories afterward.
  • By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

Madge Youtz Branch

madgeyoutz@starklibrary.org
Phone: 330-452-2618

Branch manager
Linda Bennett

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 Closed

About the branch

Named in honor Miss Madge Youtz, a school principal and community philanthropist who created the Youtz Burns School Library Fund, Madge Youtz is modeled off of the airport that originally was located on the property.

Upcoming events

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy an afternoon of fun with Osmo's many adventures including Monster, Pizza Shop,... more
Enjoy an afternoon of fun with Osmo's many adventures including Monster, Pizza Shop, Masterpiece drawing, Tangram and more.

Thu, Sep 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Revisit and imagine yourself back on your Summer Vacation or take this opportunity to... more
Revisit and imagine yourself back on your Summer Vacation or take this opportunity to imagine yourself on a new Summer Vacation - all with some costumes, a few props, and our Green Screen!

Thu, Sep 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities... more
Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

Fri, Sep 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and... more
Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Registration is required for all.

Sat, Sep 21, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bring a favorite book to share or borrow one of the Library's to read to licensed... more
Bring a favorite book to share or borrow one of the Library's to read to licensed therapy dogs.