Athens-Limestone Public Library

Athens-Limestone Public Library


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Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities!

Check out our new webpage for summer reading activities! Oceans of Possibilities!

Read to a Therapy Dog

Therapy Partners, Inc. has partnered with us to provide this amazing program. This program takes place on the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30 until 5:00. Registration is required.
Children in 1st through 6th grades will have 15 minutes of allotted time to read to a therapy dog. The children have a captive and non-judgemental audience.

This program required registration.

The Following Programs will Resume in the Fall

Baby Storytime

Check the current calendar for dates and times.

Babies will listen to stories, sing songs, do fingerplays, enjoy felt boards, and more! We will have a lot of fun together as your baby develops a lifelong love of reading!

Baby Storytime takes place in the Claborn Children’s Room. It is for ages 0 -2.
Please note that the Claborn Children’s Room is closed to the public during this time. Staff will be happy to help you find any items that you may need.

Preschool Storytime

Every Wednesday 10:30-11:00
Every Wednesday 11:15-11:45
Check the current calendar for the theme.

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) will have a ball as they listen to stories, sing songs, make crafts, and more!

Storytime will take place in the Claborn Children’s Room.

Please note that the Claborn Children’s Room is closed to the public during this time. Staff will be happy to help you find any items that you may need.

Storytime FAQ:

Q: How much does Storytime Cost?
A: There is no charge to attend Storytime—the programs are free!

Q: Where are the Storytimes held?
A: Storytime takes place in the Athens-Limestone Public Library Claborn Children’s Room. Please note, the Children’s Room will be unavailable while classes are being conducted. To minimize interruptions, our staff will be happy to assist you with any needs you may have until classes are finished.

Q: Do I need to register my child?
A: Not at this time.

Q: Who can attend Storytime?
A: All Storytime programs are free for children aged birth to 5 years who live within Limestone County.

Q: What about holidays?
A: The Storytime calendar observes all school holidays and closings. PLEASE NOTE: This includes school closings for weather, etc. as well as regular holidays and closings.

Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Call Amanda at (256) 232-1233.

Download read-a-longs

Through Camellia Net, the library’s digital audiobook provider, you can check out read-a-long books? The Read-A-Long collection includes both old and new favorites.

Games and Educational Resources

  • The Brown Bookshelf: Building awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers.
  • Disney Junior Online: Disney Jr.lets you play games featuring Mickey, Jasmine, Han Solo, and more.
  • FunBrain: Offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
  • Homework Alabama: Free online tutoring and academic resource
  • International Children’s Library: Offers children’s books in a huge number of languages.
  • Khan Academy: Learning help
  • High quality educational resource for families with young children.
  • Newbery Awards: Celebrating distinguished contributions to American literature for children since 1922.
  • Outstanding International Book List: A yearly list of outstanding books from all over the world, assembled by the The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY).
  • PBS Kids: PBS Kids is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment.
  • Social Justice Books: The best selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators.
  • Virtual Field Trips: Visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets.
  • We Need Diverse Books: An organization of children’s book lovers that advocates literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

Photos by ALCPL staff.