Ames Free Library

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Babytime at Queset House

  • Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. 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 and encouraged to bring their own “baby” doll or stuffed animal. Bring your storytime kits!

    Space is limited and registration is recommended. Registrants will participate in the second floor Presentation Room with Miss Jess. Unregistered walk-ins will 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.

    Register below. Registration will open two weeks before the first storytime of the month. You will be registered for that storytime for the entire month. Please email us (below) if you will not be able to attend a session, or if you have to cancel your registration for the month. You must complete registration for each child attending storytime. Due to space constraints, no more than one adult may accompany a child.

    Masks are required in the Queset House for all individuals ages 2 and up. Please contact kids@amesfreelibrary.org with any questions or concerns, or to inquire about a waiting list.

    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
Register: 
Only two numbers please.
Please let us know your first and last name.
The email to associate with this registration.