Stories galore at Delta libraries

There’s something comforting about getting back into a routine once the holidays have come to an end. Return to your local Delta library for the regular programming of Babytime, Storytime, LEGO Club and more this month.

Babytime makes language fun. Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Suitable for babies 23 months and younger.

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Babytime is offered at the following times and locations:

Thursdays, Jan. 16 to May 21, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library

Thursdays, Jan. 16 to May 28, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at George Mackie Library

Mondays, Jan. 13 to March 9 (except Feb. 17), from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Tsawwassen Library.

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children between the ages of two and six to learn to read.

Storytime is offered at the following times and locations:

Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning Jan. 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library

Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Jan. 14 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and Sundays starting on Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at George Mackie Library

Tuesdays beginning Jan. 7 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and Fridays starting Jan. 17 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Tsawwassen Library.

In addition, Ladner Pioneer Library offers Pyjama Storytime beginning Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. 

Love LEGO? LEGO Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. The library provides the LEGO; you bring your imagination. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO Club runs Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 7 at Ladner Pioneer Library or starting at George Mackie Library on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking for something different? Check out STEAMpunks Storytime at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Mondays beginning Jan. 27 from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. The storytimes incorporate S (science) T (technology) E (engineering) A (arts) and M (math). Each week the session will explore one of the subjects in an engaging and inspiring way. Ages four to nine. Registration is required. Visit www.fvrl.ca to register online. 

Due to its popularity, Maker Mondays returns on the second and fourth Monday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at George Mackie Library. Get your creative juices flowing with Magformers on Jan. 13 and Journals on Jan. 27. Activities vary and are suitable for ages six to 12. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their child(ren). 

And finally, discover Cubetto Storytime on the third Saturday of the month beginning Jan. 18 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at George Mackie Library. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that offers a fun first step into the world of programming while encouraging imagination. Kids aged three to six can use Cubetto to learn the basics of coding, logic and pattern recognition. There are no screens to stare at and no reading to do. Join Cubetto for a fun, hands-on storytime.

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