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Story Time & More

Preschool

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

In honor of National Library Week, learn about library staff while "checking out" other community members throughout the week:

- Monday, April 20, 6:00-7:00 - Hartville Music and a group ukelele lesson

- Tuesday, April 21, 6:00-7:00 - Dr. Ajay K. Seth and Melissa Loomis share about their experience and the book, Wired.

- Wednesday, April 22, 11:30-12:00 and 6:45-7:00 - Hartville Fire Department will visit the Preschool and Pajama Story Times

- Thursday, April 23, 11:30-12:00 - Hartville Police Department will visit the Preschool Story Time

- Friday, April 24, 2:30-4:00 - Melissa Loomis from Stark County Dog Warden will be at Lake Branch to share the services they provide.  She will be accompanied by some rescued dogs. 

                                                                                                                                    

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.

Lake Community Branch

lake@starklibrary.org
Phone: 330-877-9975

Branch manager
Julie Burley

Hours
We're closed Monday June 01
We're closed Tuesday June 02
We're closed Wednesday June 03
We're closed Thursday June 04
We're closed Friday June 05
We're closed Saturday June 06
We're closed Sunday June 07
We're closed Monday June 08
Mon, Jun 01 Closed
Tue, Jun 02 Closed
Wed, Jun 03 Closed
Thu, Jun 04 Closed
Fri, Jun 05 Closed
Sat, Jun 06 Closed
Sun, Jun 07 Closed

About the branch

Located within the Lake Community Center, this branch is located among Lake High, Middle School and the YMCA.

Upcoming events