Welcome to the Children’s Department.

Located on the second floor, the materials, books, videos, DVDs and music CDs appeal to children from newborn to age twelve.

The Children’s Department offers early childhood child/adult participation programs throughout the year in the special storytime theater.

After storytime babies, toddler and preschool age children can play and learn together in the Preschool Discovery Den Playroom. The playroom is a great place for parents to socialize while the children have fun. The Discovery Den is also open to the public at scheduled times.
With parent’s permission, children can also access the internet and use educational software.

Special events at the library include Pennsylvania’s One Book Every Young Child. Summer brings the SummerQuest Program events to the

Resources for teachers are also available. Big books for group reading, puppets and many storytelling props are available. Teachers can schedule field trips.

Storytime Classes

Storytime classes introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities in a supportive and social environment at the library. Programs are designed to follow the Every Child Ready to Read curriculum, developed and supported by the American Library Association and its Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) divisions. All storytimes aim to match the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children from babies through preschoolers and incorporate the early literacy skills, such as vocabulary building, phonological awareness, and letter knowledge that children must master before they can learn to read.

Following storytimes, children and families are encouraged to spend time playing in our Children’s Discovery Den Play Room. As children play, they learn to solve problems, to get along with others and to develop the fine and gross motor skills needed to grow and learn.

Storytime classes meet once a week as part of 5-6 week seasonal sessions, which include Fall, Holiday, Winter, and Spring. Storytimes are still held during summer months but may take on an alternate format in accordance with the library’s annual Summer Reading Program geared towards school-aged children. Check the calendar on our home page or call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 x205 to find out dates for the next storytime session.

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Baby Storytime gives babies 0-24 months an opportunity to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds and movements through stories, songs, and rhymes. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 24-36 months. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class. 

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Baby/Toddler Storytime is suited for children ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences.  This program provides just the right opportunities through books, songs, rhymes and fun.  Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to “cruise into Kindergarten” and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in singing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop-in Storytime

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you’re not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Baby Storytime gives babies 0-24 months an opportunity to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds and movements through stories, songs, and rhymes. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 24-36 months. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class. 

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Baby/Toddler Storytime is suited for children ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences.  This program provides just the right opportunities through books, songs, rhymes and fun.  Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to “cruise into Kindergarten” and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in singing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop-in Storytime

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you’re not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Baby Storytime gives babies 0-24 months an opportunity to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds and movements through stories, songs, and rhymes. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 24-36 months. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class. 

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Baby/Toddler Storytime is suited for children ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences.  This program provides just the right opportunities through books, songs, rhymes and fun.  Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to “cruise into Kindergarten” and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in singing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop-in Storytime

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you’re not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Baby Storytime gives babies 0-24 months an opportunity to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds and movements through stories, songs, and rhymes. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 24-36 months. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class. 

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Baby/Toddler Storytime is suited for children ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences.  This program provides just the right opportunities through books, songs, rhymes and fun.  Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to “cruise into Kindergarten” and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in singing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop-in Storytime

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you’re not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Baby Storytime gives babies 0-24 months an opportunity to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds and movements through stories, songs, and rhymes. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 24-36 months. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class. 

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Baby/Toddler Storytime is suited for children ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences.  This program provides just the right opportunities through books, songs, rhymes and fun.  Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to “cruise into Kindergarten” and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in singing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop-in Storytime

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you’re not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Drop-in Storytime

Sleepy Bears Storytime

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby Storytime (0-24 months)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Baby Storytime gives babies 0-24 months an opportunity to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds and movements through stories, songs, and rhymes. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Toddler Storytime (24-36 months)

Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 24-36 months. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class. 

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Baby/Toddler Storytime is suited for children ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences.  This program provides just the right opportunities through books, songs, rhymes and fun.  Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to “cruise into Kindergarten” and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in singing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop-in Storytime

Thursdays at 11:00 am
Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you’re not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of adults at story time?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

How do I sign up for storytime?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is "full"?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

Why aren't there storytimes during certain months of the year?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

What should I do if I need to miss a class?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad?

An adult bringing a child to story time must remain with children in the program itself. Parents and caregivers can learn by watching library staff demonstrate good read-aloud skills and by being aware of the age-appropriate books, music, songs and activities staff use during story time.

How can a parent or caregiver find a convenient story time?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find a story time appropriate for your child and convenient to your family. Space at story times is limited to ensure a quality educational and recreational experience.

How do I sign up for storytime?
Please check the calendar on our home page to find out when our next day for storytime sign-ups will take place. Sign up online by following the link. Due to planning purposes, we cannot take sign-ups after the storytime session has begun.

What do I do if the storytime I was interested in is “full”?
If the class in which you are interested is reported as “full,” you are encouraged to attend our “drop-in” storytimes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. These storytimes do not require pre-registration. Although they are not directed at a specific age, they still include the stories, songs, rhymes, and early learning activities typical of our other storytimes.

Why aren’t there storytimes during certain months of the year?
The Children’s Department typically takes the months of January, May, and August to spend time working on lesson plans, activities for future children’s programming, and library collection development. During those months, look for special “drop-in” storytimes and other special programs, or use the time that you might come in for storytime as a time to visit the library with your child and borrow a variety of books and other materials to share at home.

How can a parent or caregiver make the most of story time?

By coming to story time on a regular basis.
By arriving a few minutes early.
By paying attention to the stories and activities throughout story time.
By participating when encouraged to do so.
By not bringing food or toys to the story time.
By letting each child choose books and by checking them out to share at home.
By asking library staff for help in choosing age-appropriate books.
By taking an upset child out of the program area until he or she calms down.
By talking with your child about the stories after story time.
By repeating the story time rhymes and songs at home with your child.

What should I do if I need to miss a class?
Please call the library’s children’s department if you need to miss a class. Phone (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. If you miss two storytime classes in a row without calling, you will be bumped out of the class to make room for a family on our waiting list. You can still come to our drop in class or sign up for the next session!

Should I come to storytime if the weather is bad? ?
In the event of severe weather, the Cambria County Library may close or delay opening.

Please check our website cclsys.org and/or local television stations for updates.

If the library is open the Children’s Department will have storytime.

Please use your discretion in determining whether or not to bring your child.

If there are local school delays and/or cancellations you do not need to call to let us know that you are not coming. We will assume that you are not here due to the weather. It will not count against our two missed storytimes attendance policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Children’s Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205