Ash Grove, Fair Grove and Strafford branch libraries will delay opening until 10 a.m. Monday, Mar. 2, due to inclement weather. See the weather closing policy.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

Read the Pictures

Tell Stories Create stories, play make-believe and let your child be a storyteller.


Read the Pictures

You don't always have to read the words in a book to your baby, sometimes you can read the pictures.  Making up a story to go with the pictures in a book is a fun way to share stories with your littlest one.


Acka Backa Soda Cracker

(Gently bounce baby from side to side and lift on "up goes you" and hug on " I love you;" Instructions from "What'll I Do with the Baby-O? by Jane Cobb)

Acka Backa Soda Cracker, Acka Backa Boo,
Acka Backa Soda Cracker, up goes you!
Acka Backa Soda Cracker, Acka Backa Boo,
Acka Back Soda Cracker, I love you!


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

  • Good Night, Gorilla
  • "More More More," Said the Baby : Three Love Stories
  • I went walking


The next storytimes for Babies are:

Monday, March 2

  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station

Tuesday, March 3

  • 9:30 a.m., Ash Grove Branch
  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station

View all Storytimes