Smart Start Storytime is a free program for babies birth through two years of age and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. You and your child will enjoy books, songs, music, and nursery rhymes. It’s a fun way to give your baby a head start on reading and socialization skills. No registration is required, and siblings are welcome!

2021-2022 Schedule

Smart Start Storytimes will be held at each library on the following days and times:

  • Annville: Wednesdays at 10:30am
  • Lebanon: Tuesdays at 9:30am NEW DAY AND TIME!
  • Matthews: Mondays at 10:30am
  • Myerstown: Thursdays at 12:15pm
  • Palmyra: Wednesdays at 12:15pm
  • Richland: Thursdays at 10:30am

On the following dates:

  • September 13 – October 14
  • November 7 – December 16 (no storytimes the week of Nov. 22)
  • February 28 – March 31
  • April 25 – May 26

Pre-recorded Storytimes!

A Message From Miss Candace

During the lunch hour one can follow the sound of baby giggles to a whimsical scene of tiny bubbles, rainbow colored scarves, and a flying pig puppet brightening the children’s corner of the library.

Lebanon County Libraries offer Smart Start Storytime, a book-based musical program for 0-2 year olds that creates meaningful bonds between babies and their adults. This unique 30 minute interactive program includes movement, songs, instruments, rhymes, puppets, and tickles that provide adults with ideas to extend books in a playful way that begins their child on a path to preliteracy. It’s smart to start visiting the library with your baby so they will develop familiarity and comfort with books, words, music, rules, routine, structure, libraries, and other adults and children. These early learning experiences will shape the future success of our youngest patrons. Come to the Lebanon Community Library and give your baby a smart start while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

– Miss Candace
Former Smart Start Storyteller