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Storytime Wednesdays @ 10am

Geared towards ages 5 and under; caregivers and siblings

Join us weekly for stories, interactive play, songs, and crafts.

What are the Benefits of Storytime? 


Story Time teaches your child about print awareness and phonological awareness. As your child follows a story, they learn narrative skills, sequences, and vocabulary to help them describe and understand the world around them.


Music and movement during Story Time teach your child
rhythm and help with motor skills. Singing slows down words and helps your child with enunciation.


Story Time helps 
prepare your child for school by letting them practice skills such as listening, following
instructions, and participating in


Story Time provides socialization and enrichment for children and adults. You are welcome to join the fun during Story Time and bond with your child.


Research shows that reading is the most important factor in academic success. In addition to attending Story Time, you can read to your child at home. The library has lots of wonderful books available to check out for your own Story Time at home.

Check out this article from ALSC Blogger Kirsten Caldwell

Benefits of Storytime for Babies

In the fall, our library is bringing back baby storytime for the first time since before COVID and I also just had my first baby in July. Those things got me thinking about the benefits of storytime for babies. Of course I have always thought that storytimes are fun and educational for older children, but never considered why there are storytimes for babies.

According to WebMD, one benefit is developing language skills early. The more words a baby hears, the better off they will be later on. This helps to improve their early literacy skills and school readiness.

Raising Children says storytimes “help develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social skills and communication skills” among other things like imagination and curiosity.

An ALSC article by Abby Johnson titled Storytime: What is it Good for? discusses storytimes and how they are more than just entertainment. They teach print motivation, phonological awareness, and can improve the fine motor skills of children if there are toys or crafts involved. She also shares several resources that are great for learning about the cognitive benefits of storytimes.

Finally, ED Source has an article about how baby and toddler storytime can create a lifetime of reading. Using rhythm and rhyme in songs and books can help children learn sounds and later on learn words in a new way.

There are many benefits to storytime for babies that were not mentioned here, so if you think of any more, please share them in the comments.

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Preschool storytime kits available at the library. We currently have 6 kits available each one contains books, activities, magazines and more. Kits are geared towards ages preschool and school ages youth.

Attention Homeschool families and teachers:

Do you want a storytime kit on a certain theme or a bundle of books? You can fill out a short form, and a librarian will pull books for you. You can also stop by, call 405-222-6075 or email Ms. Drew at

Request a book bundle here.

Preschool E-Resources

The Friends of the Chickasha Public Library is currently registering children under the age of 5 who reside in Grady County for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

This program is designed for children from birth to age five and will provide a new, free, age-appropriate book monthly to the enrolled child. Books are mailed directly to the child’s home until their fifth birthday.

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 186 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Enroll your child today at or swing by the Chickasha Public Library and fill out a registration form.