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Toddler & Preschool Story Time

Come join us for Toddler & Preschool Story Time at the China Library! Children will be read stories, complete a fun craft or activity, be introduced to circle time (calendar, weather, letters, colors, numbers and shapes) and have fun learning through play!


Summer Schedule

  • Friday, June 7 (Pets) @ 9:00am
  • Friday, June 21 (Sports) @ 9:00am
  • Friday, July 12 (Community Heroes) @ 9:00am
  • Friday, July 26 (Fun Science) @ 9:00am


*Fall schedule will be released in August 2019


Classes will meet at the China Library located inside City Hall at 717 Broadway; China, Texas 77613 @ 9:00am


Families are encouraged to take their children to the library anytime! The China Library is open during the City Hall business hours:

  • Monday - Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm

Why is it important for young children to be read to?

  • Sitting down with a book provides children with a time for quiet and calmness in their busy lives
  • Stories can stimulate  imagination and play
  • Reading provides parents with more opportunities to bond with their children
  • Stories provoke curiosity and discussion
  • Books provides inspiration, thought and reflection
  • Picture books help readers to develop an appreciation for art and writing
  • Reading a variety of books exposes children to a wide range of language features and vocabulary
  • Listening to stories assists in the development of  literacy skills and language development
  • Exposure to books contributes to the understanding of print concepts (eg. left to right, top to bottom)
  • Books and stories fill a child’s mind with knowledge