In-person Storytimes Return to SJPL

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In-Person Storytime: Starts the Week of November 15

If you're happy and you know it, say hooray! In-person storytimes are returning to SJPL!

Starting the week of November 15, 2021, you'll be able to bring your child to share in stories, songs and more as we resume in-person storytimes at select library branches.

What is Storytime?

Storytime is designed to accommodate a mix of ages and invites the entire family to participate in early literacy activities such as stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement activities. Storytime is a fun and interactive experience for the whole family that promotes the joys of reading and learning for all ages. This program is geared for children of all ages and their parents/caregivers!

Safety at Storytime

All attendees will be required to observe the Library's Safety Guidelines.

As we navigate pandemic life, there are a few modifications to our Storytime:

  • Seating for Storytime is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets will be distributed at the Information Desk 30 minutes prior to the start of Storytime.
  • It is recommended that everyone (ages 2+) wear a mask for outdoor programming. Masks are required for everyone (ages 2+) for indoor programming. Seating will be limited, so we encourage you to bring your own blanket to stay with your family unit throughout the program.
  • Please note that our program schedule may be subject to change due to inclement weather or poor air quality. Check the events page for updates.

Accommodation Requests

San José Public Library Storytimes are in alignment with the City’s Education and Digital Literacy Initiative. To request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events, please call 1-408-808-2000 or email at least three business days prior to the event.

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