Storytime Brochure



Welcome to Storytime!
The storytime session is a six week program that  includes picture book stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays which are designed to give children and parents a pleasant and personal introduction to the library. Storytime opens the door to an enjoyable lifelong reading habit. Children often enjoy continuing storytime at home with picture books and activities. The children’s department staff will be happy to assist parents and children with a selection of books to help make reading an ongoing part of their lives.


Toddler Tales 

Children Under 3 with a Caregiver

Held upstairs in the Children’s Room – No Registration is Required.

  • Thursdays. 10:30 – 11:00AM

Preschool Bookworms 

3 – 6 Year Olds

Child attends independently in the Storytime Room – Registration is Required.

  • Thursdays. 10:30 – 11:15AM



Storytime Sessions

FALL   9/22-10/27    Registration begins 9/1

LATE FALL   11/17-12/22      Registration begins 10/27

WINTER   1/5-2/9      Registration begins 12/22

EARLY SPRING   3/2-4/6      Registration begins 2/9

LATE SPRING   4/27-6/1      Registration begins 4/6

Here’s How to Join:

1. Registration is required and will be held online at

2. Children must be the appropriate age for their group at the time of registration.

3. Please register for only one time slot per session to allow room for everyone.

                Please understand that exceptions to these rules cannot be granted.

Click here to register

 Helpful hints for a happy storytime

    •  Toddler Tales storytimes are a sharing time between child and caregiver.
    • Caregivers of children attending the storytime session for 3-6 year olds are required to remain in the building.
    • Please speak with us before your child’s first storytime if you think your child may have trouble separating from you.
    • Food Allergies: Be sure to indicate any allergies when you register online as we may illustrate storytime with an edible treat.
    • Before storytime, please ask your child to use the bathroom and remind him or her of appropriate storytime behavior.
    • Attendance: If your child must miss a Storytime, please call us at 973-729-3101. After two absences without notification, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the program and your child’s place will be given to someone on the waiting list.

Weather:If the Sparta Public Schools are closed or delayed for any reason, all Storytimes will be canceled for that day. Any cancelations will be posted on the website and our Facebook page.

The Sparta Public Library (SPL) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by the SPL, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The SPL may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the SPL including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. Registering for this event implies consent to this policy.  Please make note otherwise.