Storytimes

Storytimes introduce literacy and help foster a love of books and reading. All storytimes listed below are free, and many include songs, crafts & special guests.​

BUTTE

Monday
Chico Public Library: Bilingual Story Garden. Ages 0-5. Songs & stories in Spanish & English. 10am, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.

Tuesday
Chico Public Library: Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-5. Two sessions: 10am & 11am, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.

Wednesday
Chico Barnes & Noble: Storytime. All ages. 11am, year-round. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530) 894-1494.
Chico Public Library: Babies Love Books Storytime. Ages 0-18 months. 9:30am & 10:30am, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.
Oroville Public Library: Preschool Storytime. Stories & activities geared for ages 3-5. 11am, year-round. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530) 538-7641.

Thursday
Chico Public Library: Afterschool Storytime & Crafts. Ages 5-9. 3pm, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.
Durham Public Library: Preschool Storytime. Geared for preschoolers, all ages welcome. 10am, year-round. 2545 Durham-Dayton Hwy. (530) 879-3835.
Gridley Public Library: Bilingual Preschool Storytime. Stories in Spanish & English. Includes craft activity. 10am, year-round. 299 Spruce St. (530) 846-3323.
Oroville Public Library: Babies Love Books Storytime. Geared for infants ages 0-18mos & their parents. Siblings welcome. Includes rhymes, songs & stories. 10am, year-round. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530) 538-7641.
Paradise Public Library: Baby/Toddler Storytime. Ages 0-3yrs. 10am, year-round. 5922 Clark Rd. (530) 872-6320.

Friday
Chico Public Library: Toddler Storytimes. Ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 9:30 & 10:30am, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.
Gridley Public Library: Toddler/Preschool Storytime. 10am, year-round. 299 Spruce St. (530) 846-3323.
Oroville Public Library: School-age Storytime. Stories & activities geared for ages K-5th grade. 3pm, year-round. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530) 538-7641.
Paradise Public Library: Storytime & Craft. Ages 3-5. 11am, year-round. 5922 Clark Rd. (530) 872-6320.

Saturday
Chico Barnes & Noble: Storytime. All ages. 2pm, year-round. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530) 894-1494.
Chico Public Library: Chinese Storytime. All ages. Stories, songs & crafts. 3rd Saturdays, 10:30am, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726.
Chico Public Library: Japanese Storytime. All ages. Monthly program features classic tales of Japan, Kamishibai (paper-theater), Japanese songs & crafts. 1st Saturdays, 1pm, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave.
(530) 891-2726.
Chico Public Library: Spanish Storytime. All ages. Stories, songs & crafts. 2nd Saturdays, 2pm, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.
Chico Public Library: StoryTale Tutors. Ages 5-12. Children read to trained therapy dogs. Especially helpful for reluctant readers. 4th Saturdays, 2pm, year-round. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.

SHASTA

Monday
Redding Public Library: Baby Bookworms. Lapsit storytime for ages 6mos-2yrs. Fingerplay & playtime too. 10:30am, year-round. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530) 245-7250.

Tuesday
Fall Rivers Mills Public Library: Itty Bitty Bookworm Club. Ages 2-6. 2:15pm, Sept-May. (530) 336-6445.
Redding Library: Preschool Page Turners. Ages 3-6yrs. Stories, music, crafts & playtime. 10:30am, year-round. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530) 245-7250.

Wednesday
Burney Public Library: Preschool Storytime. Reading & crafts for toddlers & their parents to enjoy together. 10am, year-round. Burney Library, 37038 Siskiyou St. (530) 335-4317.
Cottonwood Community Library: Storytime. Geared for young children. 11:30am, year-round. 3427 Main St. (530) 347-4818.
Redding Barnes & Noble: Storytime. All ages. 10am, year-round.  1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530) 222-2006.

Thursday
Anderson Public Library: Storytime. Children of all ages welcome. Stories, songs, crafts & special guest presenters. 3:30pm during the school year. 3200 W. Center St. (530) 365-7685.
KIXE, Redding: Storytime. Ages 0-5. Stories, songs, stickers & crafts. Complimentary book. 3rd Thursdays, 9-11am. KIXE Volunteer Center, 603 N Market St. RSVP: (530)243-5493 x 112.

Friday
Redding Public Library: Chinese-English Storytime. All ages. Stories in Mandarin & English, songs & fun crafts too. 11:30am, year-round. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530) 245-7250.

Saturday
Redding Barnes & Noble: Storytime. All ages. 11am, year-round.1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530) 222-2006.
Redding Library: Children’s Story Hour. All ages. Stories, puppet shows & drama, games, & arts & crafts. 11am, year-round. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530) 245-7250.

SISKIYOU

Tuesday
McCloud Public Library: Preschool Storytime. Ages 0-5 enjoy storytime, activities & a snack, and take home book to keep. 10:30am, during the school year. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530) 964-3250.
Scott Valley Resource Center, Fort Jones: Playgroup & Storytime. Ages 0-5. 10am,
year-round. 11920 Main St. (530) 468-2450.

Wednesday
Dunsmuir Public Library: Storytime. For all ages (infants welcome). Snack provided. 3:30pm, during the school year. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530) 235-2035.
Mt. Shasta Public Library: Songs & Stories For Young People. Fun stories & sing-alongs to live music. Puppet Show on last Wed monthly! 10:30am, year-round. 515 E. Alma St. (530) 926-2031. 

Saturday
Mt. Shasta Public Library: Canine Reading Program. Children gain reading skills by reading to certified therapy dog in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Typically on 3rd Saturdays, check library website (www.mtshastalibrary.org) or call to confirm dates. 515 E. Alma St. (530) 926-2031. 

TEHAMA

Themed summer reading program runs June-August, with learning activities, special guests, contests, stories & end-of-program party. Prizes, certificates & ribbons awarded. 

Monday
Corning Library: Preschool story hour (all ages welcome). 10am, Sept–May. (530) 824-7050.

Wednesday
Red Bluff Library: Preschool story hour. 9:30am, Sept-May. (530) 527-0604.

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Updated: Jul 11, 2015 @ 10:04 am