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Summer Story Time

Summer Story Times are held in June and July and are free for all age groups, but do require registration. Children younger than 3 may participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

  • Summer Story Times (ages 3-6) are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Adults must accompany their children. There is no "Stay & Play" during the summer.
  • Big Reads (ages 7-9) are held on Wednesday mornings. Adults should remain in the building during Big Reads, but do not need to attend with their children.

For a full schedule of our other summer activities, please visit our Summer Reading Page or Events Calendar.

Registration Instructions (2024)

Please read all 5 steps carefully.

    1.  Registration opens Monday June 3rd at 10am.

    Registration fills quickly. There are small waitlists for each session, but waitlisting does not guarantee attendance.

    2.  Choose a session from 2 age groups:

    Note: The first sessions listed below are the most likely to fill quickly. You may be able to find events with openings by visiting the events calendar directly (https://www.brighamlibrary.org/events?r=days&n=61&t=story+time) and registering for later story times that are not full yet.

    3.  Enter child's information.

    Add any additional children as "Guests" on the same registration. Library card information is optional, but helpful for viewing/modifying registrations later.

    EXAMPLE

    Add child name

    4.  Select other weeks you would like to attend.

    Please be considerate and don't select weeks you cannot attend.

    EXAMPLE

    Select additional days

    5.  We'll see you at story time!

    To view or modify your registration(s), please go to https://brighamlibrary.org/myevents or contact the library during regular hours. If you cannot attend a session you have registered for, please cancel the reservation so that others on the waitlist may attend.

    1000 books before kindergarten train

    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    This free, self-paced program helps adults read to their children, ages 5 and younger. The goal is to finish 1,000 books before a child begins Kindergarten. Kids get prizes from the library for every milestone.

    How to participate

    • Read to your child. Studies have shown that reading together promotes bonding and strong relationships. You create lasting memories of this time.
    • Keep track of the books you read. Use a tracking sheet from the library.
    • Bring the completed tracking sheet back to the library. Children receive rewards at each milestone and get to add stickers to the "Reading Train". When you complete 100 books, pick up a new tracking sheet to continue.
    • When your child completes 1000 books we will add their name to our “Reading train” display for recognition.

    Does that seem overwhelming?

    If you read just 1 book a day, that would be 365 books the first year, 730 books by the second year and 1,095 books by the end of the third year!

    You may re-read books, you can begin any time, and you may read more than one book per day. Any time your child hears a book read aloud can be counted: story time at the library, listening to a sibling read, a baby-sitter, grandparents...anyone!

    For questions or more information about this program, please call or contact the Children's Librarian.

    Upcoming Story Times
    Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Junior Summer Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children.

    Tue, Jul 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
    This event is full

    Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
    Room 1
    Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

    Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 12:45pm
    Room 1
    Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

    Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
    This event is full

    Thu, Jul 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
    This event is full

    Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Junior Summer Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children.
    This event is full

    Tue, Jul 30, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
    This event is full

    Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:15am
    Room 1
    Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

    Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 12:45pm
    Room 1
    Stories, games, activities, and a craft for kids ages 7-9.

    Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
    This event is full

    Thu, Aug 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Rooms 1&2 (Combined)
    Summer Junior Story time for children age 3-6 years old. A parent/adult must attend with their children. 30 minutes of fun stories, activities and games.
    This event is full