||The Montvale Free Public
Starts the week of January 7
and runs for 8 weeks.
for Winter Story Hour starts on December
3rd for Montvale residents
and on December 17th for non- Montvale
with a BCCLS library card and a receipt for materials
borrowed that day
to ensure that the library card is current and
Registration will be taken in person only.
registration will be taken after 5:00pm on January
| Tuesday -
Please be on
*One of the
required is so
that there will
be enough snacks
prepared for all
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.
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.
The Library reserves the
right to cancel or modify any program at any time for any
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,,
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