Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Austin Public Library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. 

All Ages Storytime

Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts or other extension activities.

Books and Babies

A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers. Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents. A brief playtime follows.

Cuddle Up and Read

Please join us for a special lap-sit storytime designed for our youngest library users, ages 0-12 months. Together, we will sing, chant, read and play, helping parents incorporate early childhood literacy practices into their daily life.

Daddy and Me Evening Storytime

Young ones and their favorite guy are invited for a special monthly storytime. Together, dads, grandpas, other extraordinary men and their kids will read, sing, craft and laugh, all the while developing important literacy skills and having fun. Children of all ages are welcome.

Dual Language Storytime - Hora de cuentos en dos idiomas

All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a more natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment.

Esta hora de cuentos es para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta de edad escolar y para sus padres. Se presentaran libros, rimas, y canciones en inglés y en español. Difiere de un programa tradicionalmente bilingüe en que el material no va a ser traducido de un idioma al otro, sino que presentaremos algunas cosas en inglés y otras en español empapando a los niños en los dos idiomas. De esta manera ellos se sentiran cómodos usando los dos idiomas.

Lisons Ensemble

Bonjour and welcome to this très special French/English dual language storytime! Join us, s'il vous plait, for stories, songs and crafts in French and English. Children of all ages are welcome.

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts or other extension activities. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

Toddler Storytime

A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

Spanish Storytime - Cuentos en español

Storytime in Spanish or presented bilingually in Spanish and English/Una hora de cuentos bilingües o en español para toda la familia.


Search the Events Calendar to find a Storytime appropriate for your child with a convenient location.


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