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    I absolutely love taking my toddler to storytime! Whether it’s a special storytime at a bookstore or a weekly visit to the Jeffersontown Library (LFPL), we have so much fun listening to stories, acting silly, making a craft, and meeting new friends. Here’s a roundup of area storytimes for younger ages.

    A Reader’s Corner Bookstore
    On the Second Saturday of every month, they host a children’s story time. The next one is August 9 at 11am with a story, refreshments, and a free used book as a prize for each child to take home.

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    The Shoppes at Plainview location hosts a monthly “Tales at Twilight” program for families. They usually read a story and do a little activity. The next one is this Friday evening, July 25 at 7pm.

    The Paddock Shops location has a story hour listed on their events calendar for each Saturday in August at 11am. The upcoming ones are August 2, August 9, and August 16.They also have other fun events listed for children and families.

    Brilliant Sky Toys and Books

    This St. Matthews book store hosts a “Treehouse Tales” every Wednesday at 10:30am. Their Facebook page is pretty regularly updated, even listing the weekly themes.

    Carmichael’s Bookstore

    Carmichael’s hosts occasional children’s events. They are hosting their Carmichael’s Kids grand opening celebration on Sunday, August 10, 1pm-4pm. It will be a street party on Longest Avenue at Bardstown Road. The new children’s bookstore location will be located at 1313 Bardstown Road and is opening in August 2014.

    Half Price Books: Hurstbourne/Cherry Springs Location

    This weekend is a free family-fun Half Price Books Weekend Carnival. They will be leading carnival games, face painting, and magic acts. There will be games, prizes, and a raffle giveaway too. The event is on July 26 and 27. They also host Story Time Saturdays on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2pm-4pm. The next one is Saturday, August 16.

    Jeffersonville Township Public Library

    The library in Jeffersonville hosts “Mother Goose on the Loose” (held most every Tuesday and Wednesday). The next one is Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30am.

    Louisville Free Public Library

    Most toddler and preschool storytimes occur on Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:15am and 11am. Here is the link to all current library location storytimes.

    New Albany/Floyd County Library

    This location in New Albany also hosts a “Mother Goose on the Loose” every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am. They also have a “Toddler Time” every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am.

    Oldham County Public Library

    Upcoming family events at the Oldham County libraries include a Family Storytime on Wednesday, July 23 at 10:10am at the South Oldham location. There is also a pretty regular Toddler Time at the Main Oldham location from 10am-10:30am; the next one is Friday, July 25.

    The Parklands of Floyds Fork

    This fun weekly event, called “Wednesday Wonders”, at The Parklands involves a science/nature activity plus a story and a related science experiment. The program is from 2:30-3:30pm each Wednesday and is free for members/$5 per child for non-members. See their Facebook page to stay up to date.

    Cover photo courtesy of Louisville Free Public Library, Facebook; article photos by Erin Nevitt

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    About Erin Nevitt

    Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!

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