Registration open for story times

EATON — The Eaton Branch of Preble County District Library will soon start fall sessions of the popular story times, with programs available for children as young as six months up to 12 years. Give your kids a jump on literacy skills with a fun, six-week story time session. Registration is open now. The story times will run from Oct. 4 through Nov. 9.

Story times incorporate speaking, singing, reading, writing, and playing to prepare children for a future of reading, as well as cultivate the communication and social skills necessary for success in school.

Children learn to follow directions, improve motor skills while building crafts, and improve concentration as they listen to stories.

The programs offered are “Mother Goose Lap Time,” which is for children ages six months to three years. The 30-minute program has three sessions: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., or Thursdays at 2 p.m.

“Library Mice” is for children ages three to kindergarten, and it’s available Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., or Thursday afternoons at 4:45 p.m. Each “Library Mice” session is 45 minutes.

For older kids, the Eaton Branch will have afterschool crafts. Children from 6-12 years old can stop by after school for the 60-minute craft program on Thursdays at 4:45 p.m.

Eaton Library’s story times fill up quickly, so make sure to register as soon as possible when registration opens on Sept. 1. For any questions, contact Sarah Tozier at the Eaton Library at 937-456-4331.

All story time sessions will be held at the Eaton Library at 301 N. Barron St. As with all library programs, there is no charge for the story times. For information on other library programs or services, visit or follow Preble County District Library on Facebook at

R-H Staff