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Babytime at Queset House

Babytime will continue to meet inside the Queset House until the weather improves. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains. Babytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30 AM and runs for about 20 minutes. Siblings are welcome  (but must be registered) and encouraged to bring their own “baby” doll or stuffed animal. Remember to bring your storytime scarves!

Space is limited and registration is required. Registrants will participate in the second floor Presentation Room with Miss Jess. Waitlisted or unregistered patrons may drop in to be seated in the first floor Presentation Commons to experience a simulcast storytime on the big screen. Both rooms will be closed when capacity is reached.

Once registered, you will be registered for Babytime storytime for the entire month of March. You must complete registration for each child attending storytime (including older siblings). Due to space constraints, no more than one adult may accompany a child.

Please read your confirmation email carefully to verify your spot at storytime or your spot on the waiting list. Once you are registered, please email us if you will not be able to attend a session, or if you have to cancel your registration for the month. If you have two “no call, no shows,” your registration will be canceled to make room for the next family on the waiting list.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

If you aren't ready for indoor storytimes yet, learn some of our favorite Babytime songs, rhymes & lap games with Miss Jess on our Storytime Snippets video playlist.  You can also keep the storytime fun rolling with these Babytime blog videos from our summer 2020 Babytime sessions! These prerecorded videos are available anytime. 

You can also extend the fun with these links to free online resources to engage with your little ones:

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room