Summer Storytime

Girl reading at the beach

 

Summer Reading 2022

 

Welcome back to the Bluffton Public Library Summer Reading Program for 2022.

The summer is filled with fun storytimes and programs and we hope to see you. You can Register online or in person.  When registering please choose the schedule that works best for you.  We have "Weekly" Storytimes and/or "Special" Storytimes.  

Register HERE

Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Handout for more information.

2022 Storytime Guidelines

Ms. Sharlene is excited to meet you all. This year will be a little different from past storytimes. 

Here is what is different:

  • This storytime is open for infants to Pre-Kindergarten
  • Parents/Guardians to children under the age of 3, will remain in the Storytime Room.
  • Parents/Guardians to children over the age of 3, must remain inside the Library on the same floor.
  • Crafts will be Take & Make or in-person crafts.

The Bluffton Public Library understands the need to have everything become 'normal' again. However, we strive to keep you and your little ones safe during this pandemic. We hope that you too will follow and abide by our policies to have a safe and welcoming storytime. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Sharlene at 419-358-5016 or email: ysc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

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Helpful things to remember:

  • Parents or caregivers may register children to join Regular Storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their 3rd birthday.
  • Storytime will begin at the assigned time and last for approximately 30 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes before Storytime begins to allow children to adjust to the surroundings and to avoid disruptions to the group. Children will sit on their carpet square and be social distanced from fellow friends.
  • To avoid unnecessary distractions, toys and snacks are not allowed (unless otherwise directed). For the child’s comfort and safety, parents or caregivers must remain in the meeting room during Storytime. See our Unattended Child Policy for more information.
  • Parents or caregivers will be able to see if their child is unhappy, disruptive or needs to use the restroom, etc., so that their needs may be addressed. Library staff and volunteers are not permitted to take children to the restroom.
  • Please alert youth staff of food allergies or dietary restrictions as snacks are often served.