Our regular storytime is moving outdoors this fall!  Join us outside the big King Park shelter house on Wednesday mornings at 10 AM, beginning September 9 and continuing as long as weather permits. Geared toward ages 0-5, storytime includes songs and fingerplays, stories (of course), and a take-home activity.  We even provide Lincoln Perk coffee for the grownups!

PLEASE REGISTER HERE. If weather or COVID-19 related reasons prevent us from meeting, we will cancel for the week and you will be notified by 8:30 am on the day. The registration is important so that we can send you communication if story time is cancelled. Only one registration per family is necessary.

Grownups, please wear a face covering, bring a blanket to sit on if you can, and maintain 6 ft distancing between family groups.

You can practice early literacy skills with your pre-reader at home too!  The Kansas State Library promotes “6 by 6,” or six skills that will promote reading by age six:

6 by 6 poster

  • Have Fun with Books
  • Notice Print All Around You
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Look for Letters Everywhere
  • Tell Stories About Everything
  • Take Time to Rhyme

The Hesston Public Library has plenty of books, DVDs, and even toys and activity kits* to help you and your child practice these skills.

*Ask staff at the desk about borrowing our 6×6 early literacy kits or storypack backpacks.

Ready to Read brochure 2016