Weekly Children’s Programs

story timeNo one ever regrets taking their child to storytime. We offer programs for young children on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the school year. Choose the one that’s right for your child and schedule. While the programs are planned with the ages listed in mind, older and younger children are always welcome.
All programs are in the Community Room on the second floor.
No registration is required.

    • Baby Laptime.  This short storytime is for babies ages 0-24 months and their grownups. We will share the magic of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and fingerplays designed to introduce these youngest children to color, sounds, fine motor skills, and body movement. Join the fun on Mondays at 10:30 am.
    • Richmond Playgroup & Storytime.  Playgroup (ages 0-4) meets at 10:00 am on Wednesdays.   Music and stories are followed by free play with friends. One of the best things you can do for you child is introduce them to the wonderful world of books. We’ll share excellent picture books both new and old as well as the classics at this storytime.
    • Early Bird Math Storytime.  This fun, interactive storytime is for children ages 2-5. We will explore numbers, shapes, patterns and sets through books, songs, rhymes and games. This storytime happens on the first three Fridays of the month at 11:00 am.
    • Yoga Storytime. On the Fourth Friday of the month at 11:00 am, children ages 2-5 can join us for yoga storytime. We’ll enjoy thoughtful books and engage our bodies with active movement.
  • Storytime Outreach Program offered to Richmond childcare centers and homecare providers. This traveling storytime addresses the six specific early literacy skills that are recommended by the national research council and endorsed by the Vermont Department of Libraries. Call or email the library to find out if your child’s provider participates in this program or to request more information if you are a new provider in town.


Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book AwardDorothy Canfield Fisher award logo

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Book Award was created to honor excellence in children’s literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year’s nominated titles before voting.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Master List 2017-2018

Check out Dorothy’s List, Vermont Public Radio’s book club for kids! VPR highlights books nominated for the DCF Children’s Book Award. They visit schools and libraries where the book is being read, check out how young readers are interacting with the book and relay students’ questions to the author.


Baby Books

The library dedicates a picture book to all new Richmond babies. Families with new babies are invited to an annual Baby Social where they can see their child’s book, meet other new parents, and enjoy some food. Usually this event is held in March for babies born in the previous calendar year. Each baby is honored with a new picture book placed in the library collection bearing a front page plaque with their name and birthday. Want to know which book is dedicated to your child? We can look up special baby books dating back to the year 1997, when we began this program.


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