Preschool Storytime

Due to COVID-19, Preschool Storytime is currently on hiatus.

Designed for 3-5 years accompanied by a caregiver, Preschool Storytime is offered each week on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15 am. This program involves stories, songs, flannel board activities, fingerplays, movement, and art activities.

For more information contact Valerie at 315-386-3712 ext. 3 or vwhite@ncls.org.


Virtual Preschool Program Storytimes 2020-Present

October 2021

October 6, 2021Theme: Things That Go


September 2021

September 15, 2021

September 22, 2021

September 29, 2021Theme: All About Mice


July 2021
Summer Reading Program

July 7, 2021 Down on the Farm

July 14, 2021 Pets, Pets, Pets!

July 21, 2021 Wild Animals

July 28, 2021 Under the Sea


May 2021

May 12. 2021Themes: birthdays, families, parties, rhyming, anthropomorphic tales, patience, surprises, friendship

May 19, 2021Themes: emotions and feelings, monsters, participatory stories, storytelling, rhyming, families, imagination, pretending

May 26. 2021Themes: rhyming, monsters, voyages and travels, anthropomorphic tales, absent-mindedness, embarrassment, friendship


April 2021

April 7, 2021Themes: alliteration, seasons, spring, waiting, anthropomorphic tales, rhyming, animals, mother and child

April 14, 2021Themes: animals, spring, awakening, biological rhythms, hibernation, anthropomorphic tales, change, rhyming, seasons, singing

April 21, 2021Themes: determination, spring, waiting, rhyming, poetry, family outings, farm animals, grandmothers, cumulative tales


March 2021

March 3, 2021Themes: fear of darkness, rhyming, nocturnal animals, flight, animals, food chains, night, onomatopoeia

March 10, 2021Themes: fear, dreams, families, imagination, optimism, anthropomorphic tales, courageous, homes, runaways, voyages and travels, determination, patience, responsibility

March 17, 2021Themes: animals, pets, hibernation, mothers and sons, play, repetition in stories, seasons, sounds, winter, folklore, grandmothers, lost articles

March 25, 2021Themes: seasons, spring, animals, misunderstanding, friendship, misadventures, rhyming, imagination, patience, visualization, wishing, waiting, nature

March 31, 2021Themes: meditation, mindfulness, relaxation, stress management, tranquility, celebrating identity, compromise, friendship, imagination, play, animals, biography, interpersonal relations, personal conduct, Fred Rogers


February 2021

February 3, 2021Themes: friendship, size, loneliness, lost things, voyages and travels, animal babies, companionship, anthropomorphic tales, forests, separated friends/relatives

February 17, 2021Themes: animals, voyages and travels, questions and answers, rhyming, animal sounds, brothers, families, new baby in the family, sharing, sibling rivalry, annoyance, friendship, individuality, interrupting

February 27, 2021Themes: friendship, love, sympathy, Valentine’s Day, compassion, kindness, self-esteem, familial love, parent and child


January 2021

January 5, 2021Themes: animals, winter, fables, folklore, friendship, generosity, neighbors, sharing, self-confidence, sisters, size, perspective, seasons, senses

January 19, 2021Themes: blizzards, work vehicles, forests, individuality, observing things, winter, rhyming, anthropomorphic tales, determination, size

January 27, 2021Themes: infants, mother and child, winter, African American children, friendship, imagination, pretending, sharing, urban children, animals, homes


December 2020

December 9, 2020Themes: African American fiction, celebrating identity, unlikely friendships, apartment house life, gratitude, generosity, intergenerational friendship, neighborliness, best friends, anthropomorphic tales, criticism

December 16, 2020Themes: anthropomorphic tales, blended families, friendship, hibernation, nature, cumulative tales, seasons

December 21, 2020Themes: forest animals, winter, Christmas, Santa Claus, cold-blooded animals, hibernation, Christmas Eve


November 2020

November 4, 2020Themes: rhyming, animals, differences, friendship, helpfulness, laziness, neighbors, personal conduct, responsibility, toleration, understanding, worry, father and child, questions and answers, seasons, harvest

November 11, 2020Themes: friendship, play, wounds and injuries, individuality, self-confidence, self-esteem, participatory, rules, anthropomorphic tales, absent-mindedness

November 18, 2020Themes: anthropomorphic tales, building, sharing, friendship, size, generosity, neighbors, dirtiness, fatigue, songs, misfits, mischief


October 2020

October 6, 2020Themes: siblings, footprints, dinosaurs, anthropomorphic tales, courage, best friends, separated friends/relatives, time, forest animals, change

October 13, 2020Themes: unlikely friendships, African-American families, autumn, farms, families, brothers

October 21, 2020Themes: animals as artists, criticism, sisters, smallness and bigness, self-confidence, Halloween, emotions, minor disasters, friends

October 28, 2020Themes: cooperation, Halloween, rhyming, counting, animals, trucks, costumes, fear of darkness, overcoming fear, anthropomorphic tales


July 2020

July 8, 2020Themes: Summer Reading Program, folklore, fables, legends, multigenerational families, laziness, self-reliance, cleverness, gullibility, panic, fathers and daughters, interruptions, anthropomorphic tales

July 15, 2020Themes: Summer Reading Program, rhyme, grandmothers, rescues, escapes, traps, folklore, fairy tales, cleverness, foolishness, laziness, magic, mothers and sons

July 22, 2020Themes: Summer Reading Program, animal tales, music, fighting and forgiving, interpersonal conflict, fairy tale, folklore, cleverness, tricksters

July 29, 2020Themes: Summer Reading Program, belonging, identity, anthropomorphic tales, pets, friendship, envy


June 2020

June 3, 2020Themes: pets, determination, animal shelters, songs, anthropomorphic tales

June 9, 2020Themes: black authors, grandmothers and granddaughters, gender roles, African American children, social issues, respect, appearance, identity, emotions, self-acceptance, self-doubt, mothers and daughters, skin color

June 17. 2020Themes: beauty, teasing, self-acceptance, divorce, family differences, fathers and daughters, appearance, respect, African American girls


May 2020

May 6, 2020Themes: worry, metamorphosis, friendships, absence, anthropomorphic tales, nature, seasons, fathers and daughters, etiquette, anger, generosity

May 13, 2020Themes: unlikely friendships, overcoming fear, anthropomorphic tales, lost items

May 20, 2020Themes: mothers and daughters, nature, rhymes, counting, differences and similarities, belief and doubt, persistence

May 27, 2020Themes: rhyme, friendship, helpfulness, disasters, anthropomorphic tales, emotions


April 2020

April 1, 2020Themes: overcoming fear, problem solving, anthropomorphic tales

April 8, 2020Themes: colorful, healing bad moods, rhymes

April 15, 2020Themes: overcoming fear, anthropomorphic tales

April 22, 2020Themes: springtime, anthropomorphic tales

April 29, 2020Themes: anthropomorphic tales, rhymes

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