April Storytimes and More!

Storytime is one of the first interactions many children have with library service and we strive to make it fun, engaging, and educational for young children and the caregivers who bring them! In addition to sharing the joys of books and reading, storytime provides important early literacy skills through rhymes, finger plays, full body movement, and more! While children may think they’re just having fun and being silly, they are really learning important foundational skills to begin reading on their own.

Storytime - Concordia

Age: Preschool

Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Text @concstory to 81010 to receive text message reminders about Storytime.

Preschool Storytime - Holden

Age: Preschool

Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

Spring Into Storytime - Knob Noster

Age: Preschool, Children

Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Text @knobstory to 81010 to receive text message reminders about Storytime.

Bug Bonanza Evening Storytime - Knob Noster

Buzz on in for a night of fun stories, snacks and a “bug-tastic” craft.

Age: Preschool, Children

Tuesday, April 17  - 6:00 p.m.

Preschool Storytime - Lexington

Age: Preschool

Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime - Odessa

Age: Preschool

Wednesday, April 4 - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 11 - 10:00 a.m.

Lapsitters Storytime - Warrensburg

Age: 0-2

Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.


Preschool Storytime - Warrensburg

Age: 3-5

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Text @wbstory to 81010 to receive text message reminders about Storytime.


Play and Learn - Warrensburg

Bring your preschoolers to play, socialize, and explore the early literacy activities.

Age: 2-4

Thursday, April 12 - 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 a.m.

Evening Storytime - Warrensburg

We know some of our patrons can’t make our Tuesday morning Storytimes because of school or work. This storytime is offered to fit your crazy-busy lives. Come in and unwind with stories, crafts and bubbles!

Age: 3-7

Thursday, April 12 - 6:00 p.m.

Storytime - Waverly

Age: Preschool

Every Monday at 10:00 a.m.

Read From The Start - Odessa

Age: Adult

Sara Williams with the Missouri Humanities Council will present a free, 2-hour class about the role of language and stories in early childhood development. We will explore techniques to help you continue the story beyond the book and all program participants will receive a free set of children’s books to take home. This program is intended for adults only.

Registration required

Thursday, April 26 - 6:30 p.m.

If you have children between the ages of 0-5, we’d love to invite you to enroll them in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! It combines early literacy tips with a fun reading challenge for you and your little ones as you prepare them to begin reading in school. Our district-wide early literacy services also include ABC Mouse (available on library computers), TumbleBooks, and OverDrive Kids.  Click here for branch locations and contact information.