Story Times

Story Times for Children from Birth to Preschool

York County Libraries offers story times across the county for young children ages birth to preschool. With our interactive Story Time sessions at the library, children have a fun and educational time through interactive play, games, music, and more!

During these unique sessions, caregivers have the opportunity to get involved in assisting children with the activities, which can also be played at home for a fun family learning activity.

Benefits of Early Literacy

Learning starts at home and through literacy-based story times, York County Libraries is a partner in education with parents and caregivers. Story Time staff model activities and provide tips that build early literacy skills, and they select books and activities that help develop the skills needed for young children to be ready to read: reading, singing, talking, writing and playing. Story Times provide opportunities for children to learn:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Facial expressions and social skills
  • Listening and pre-literacy skills
  • And so much more!

Access more Early Literacy Resources, including information, tips and activities, like “Cup-O-Letters.”

Story Times at York County Libraries

At York County Libraries, there are story times for young children of all skills and age groups. Our current sessions include:


Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time is developed for those with sensory needs. In this inclusive space, therapists and library staff work to meet the needs of the children and families that attend. This program encourages children to come as they are!

Therapists will be available to answer families’ questions.


  • Resources
  • Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome.
  • View our calendar for upcoming sessions.

Baby Story Time

Literacy can be introduced to your child from before the day he or she was born. During Baby Story Time sessions, our library staff incorporate activities that encourage gross motor skills, pre-literacy skills, and social time for babies. 


Toddler Story Time

During Toddler Story Time, interactivity is a key component. Finger-play, early STEAM concepts, and hands-on activities and motions are incorporated into each one of these sessions to encourage gross motor skills.


Preschool Story Time

As with our other age groups, Preschool Story Time includes hands-on activities and crafts that assist with gaining fine motor skills. Not only are these sessions fun for your child, but they encourage essential social skills with other children.