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b2ap3_thumbnail_20150519-BusyParents-blog200.jpgWould you like to bring your child to our storytimes but can't attend the normal morning sessions? We've got options for you! Some of our libraries offer evening and Saturday storytimes and programs.

These storytimes are convenient for parents and caregivers who are busy during weekdays and for families who want extra storytimes.

Give these storytimes a try!

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We love our regular storytimes at the library! But throughout the year, we take breaks so we can plan new programs to keep our storytimes fun.

When storytime is on break you can continue to enrich your child's life in literature with some of these free resources.


  • TumbleBooks is a collection of interactive, animated, talking picture books! It helps young children explore the joys of reading in a format they'll love. There are also puzzles and games!
  • VA Lit Day by Day provides early literacy activities for every day. You will find topic-specific songs, app recommendations, stories and suggestions of simple activities to reinforce the day’s concept.
  • Our Librarians have reviewed lots of fun educational apps.
  • Check our events calendar for special activities likes crafts and Family Fun!

At the library

  • You are always welcome to keep your library routine by visiting the library. You can present your own storytime by reading with your children at the library or check out materials to take home and share. While visiting you and your children can play with materials in our early literacy centers.
  • - With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities,'s award-winning online curriculum is free for use at our library locations for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.
  • Check out one of our Read-To-Me Kits. These preschool "discovery packs" contain a theme in an easy to carry book bag. There are many themes to choose from, including seasons, holidays, trains and concepts such as alphabet, counting, colors and shapes. Each bag contains a mix of books, simple toys and DVDs that focus on the bag's theme. They are available at many libraries and can be placed on hold. 

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Sensory Storytime is a program that started two years ago as a tool to welcome children on the autism spectrum into the library.  The program includes songs, movement activities, sensory experiences, books and play.  This storytime runs in a three week session and uses repetition as well as familiar books, songs, and rhymes to help build a comfortable setting for you and your child.

  • Saturday October 4th, 11th and 18th @ 10:30 a.m.
  • For children 3-6 years old.
  • Registration is required.
  • For more information call 290-9636.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_mother-goose.jpgStorytime Sessions 


September 2 - October 11

October 27 - December 13 


All storytimes are drop-in; no registration is needed, but we are limited to groups of 25, so don't be late! We have evening and weekend storytimes for parents who work outside the home during the day. 


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It’s getting STEAMy at Dumbarton Library!  STEM and STEAM library programs focus on the subjects of science (S), technology (T), engineering (E), art (A) and math (M) and offer wonderful hands-on educational and fun activities for children.

Join preschool storytime presenter, Awnali Mills, as she STEAMs up Dumbarton’s storytime room with her special Science and Stories programs. Science and Stories will be held once per storytime session and will involve different activities and stories relating to STEAM concepts. As with regular storytimes, there is no registration required and each storytime will last about 30 minutes.

Storytime themes and dates:

Bath time/ Water (Sink or Float) - Wednesday, May 21 at 10 am