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during School Year

Winter Story Hour

Starts the week of January 7 and runs for 8 weeks.

Registration for Winter Story Hour starts on December 3rd for Montvale residents 

and on December 17th for non- Montvale residents
with a BCCLS library card and a receipt for materials borrowed that day
to ensure that the library card is current and valid. 
Registration will be taken in person only.
*Absolutely no registration will be taken after 5:00pm on January 4th.*

0-23 months old
2 years old
3 years old
4 years olds
4-6 year old

Tuesday -

 Tuesday -

Thursday -

Story Hour will include stories, activities, and a craft.  Please be on time!!
*One of the reasons registration is required is so that there will be enough snacks and crafts prepared for all to enjoy.*

Please take note of our Guidelines at the bottom of this page.

A child’s age group is based on age at time of registration.

If anyone  has any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions on the rules and guideline of story hour, they should contact Mrs. Giulia!  
Please let us know if your child has any allergies that we should be aware of.
The purpose of story hour is to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for your children. 
If anyone prevents or threatens the calm, peaceful, and friendly environment of the library or story hour, they will be asked to leave.

Refreshments are sometimes served during story hour and special programs.  If you do not want your child/children to have them, please inform Mrs. Giulia before the program begins.  If your child has allergies, you can bring a special snack for them.

                                                                                                    Thank You
                                                                                                            Mrs. Giulia

 The Library reserves the right to cancel or modify any program at any time for any reason.

The Library also reserves the right to determine the number of children to be registered for any program.


1.  A child's age group is based upon the child's age at the registration date.  (Reading programs are geared to the attention span and abilities of each age group.)

2.  A child may attend ONLY the session for which s/he has been registered.  (I.e., if a child has been registered for the Tuesday morning 2-year-olds' group, the child may attend ONLY on Tuesday mornings and may not attend the Thursday morning session.)

3.  Refreshments are sometimes served during story hour.  If a child has any food allergies or if a parent does not want her/his child to have snacks, the parent must inform the Youth Services Coordinator at the time of registration.  Parents/caregivers are asked not to bring food unless they bring enough for all of the children.

4.  Children attending the 0 to 23 months' session and those attending the 2-year-olds' sessions must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Parents/caregivers may share in the story hour fun by singing along, marching, etc., as the children do so.  If parents/caregivers choose not to participate, we ask that they sit and listen quietly.

5.  Parents/caregivers with children in the 3- and 4-5-year-olds' sessions may not leave the Library during the story hour.  If parents/caregivers wish to sit in the story hour room during story hour, they are asked to sit quietly and pay courteous attention to the program.

6.  Parents/caregivers are asked to arrive early for each session so that they may take their children to the lavatory before the story hour session begins and so that their children learn to feel at home in the Library.

7.  Special friends in the appropriate age group are welcome to story hour, but the Youth Services Coordinator must be notified before the session so that there will be ample craft supplies for all children.

8.  Parents/caregivers are encouraged to repeat story hour fingerplays, songs, stories, and rhymes at home, and are also encouraged to check out books to read together with their children at home.

9.  Story hour registration is always IN PERSON ONLY. 
A family member or the child's caregiver, etc. may come and register for a parent should the parent be unavailable on the registration date.

10.  Story hour is divided into four eight-week sessions per year.  Subjects presented during the year include the circus, clothing, colors, rhymes, numbers, feelings, food, alphabetics, geometrics, growth, health, holidays, insects, hibernation, kinds of animals, manners, occupations, pet care, safety, seasons, self-esteem, senses, shadows, sounds, and weather.  Choice of titles and subject presented are based on the judgment of the Youth Services Coordinator.  Changes or substitutions may occur at any time, based on the children's interest and willingness to participate.  Parents/caregivers are encouraged to suggest specific titles and subject areas.

Last modified March 27,, 2017
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