storytime in the park 2017StoryTime is a free, interactive program for children and families of all ages that takes place every Saturday (starting April 1) at the Centennial Park Gazebo, June and September 12:00 pm, July and August 12:30 pm. The program is particularly suited for children 3 – 6 years of age.

StoryTime is open to everyone, residents and visitors alike, and combines stories, songs, interactive activities, and sometimes crafts. In addition to entertainment, StoryTime introduces children to the building blocks of literacy: rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and the narrative form. Activities and crafts help children gain social skills and develop creativity and visual literacy.

Studies have shown that children who regularly attend library StoryTimes or similar programs perform better in school and other learning environments. Salt Spring Library is lucky to have a skilled, talented and enthusiastic troupe of StoryTime volunteers.

For more information on StoryTime, ToddlerTime, and other children’s programs, please contact Librarian Nikky McCarvill at, or by phone at 250-537-4666 ex. 225.