In addition to Storytimes, the library offers direct-to-school classes, preschool classes and daycare groups. Many library branches offer Storytimes open to the public with the support of volunteers.

Story Time Schedule

Benton                    - Contact library at 760-933-2542 for more information.

Bridgeport.              - Contact library at (760) 932-7482 for more information.

Coleville                  - 2nd Saturday of the month @ 11:00am, all ages

                                 - Contact library at (530) 495-2788 for more information.

June Lake                - Contact library at 760-648-7284 for more information.

Lee Vining               - East Side Story, 1st Thursday of month @ 11:15am, all ages, facilitated

                                   by Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association

                                 - Contact library at 760-647-6123 for more information.

Mammoth Lakes    - Wednesdays @ 10:30am, all ages

                                 - Stretch & Storytime, 2nd Saturday of month @ 10:00am, ages 2- 10 with

                                    adult, facilitated by Wild Iris

The Mono County Libraries strives to deliver Storytime in a way that aligns with the most current understandings in early childhood development as well as with the best practices encouraged by the California State Library. In this hour, we hope to demonstrate various ways in which we can interact with children’s books that allow for child-led discovery, development and positive experiences with learning.

Interested in getting involved? The Mono County Libraries would love to have you volunteer to read for Storytime.  Join our community-focused Storytime Presents series by sharing your time and talking about what it is you do in our local community; you can help these young children piece together the big world around them! Don’t worry – we’ll help you find a good book and provide an easy craft activity. Saturdays are also a great time to volunteer for reading to our youngest community members. Contact Carissa Devine at 760.965.6679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

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In conjunction with the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the CA State Library recently published Promising Practices: A Guide for Library Staff. This guide is meant to provide everyday ways for applying the key findings of the CCC’s extensive review of early childhood research, which culminated in Reimagining School Readiness. This research and the guidelines underscore the complexity of how the minds of young children grow and underline the importance of holistic, positive approaches to preparing our children for school. For a brief overview of how these guidelines can play a role in a parent or caregiver’s daily life, check out the flyer in English or in Spanish.

As these recent studies reveal just how critical early childhood experiences are for lifelong learning and building strong emotional and social skills, the Mono County Libraries has adapted the above-mentioned best practices to our own Storytime Curriculum so that we can provide positive examples to our young parents, caregivers and children.

 

 

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