Storytime, Babytime, & Playtime

Due to kindergarten class visits, there are no Storytimes, Playtimes or Babytimes for the month of February at all South Bend locations. Programs continue at Lakeville and North Liberty branches.


Don’t miss out on this fun way of introducing books to your little one! Babytimes are designed for ages 0-2. We invite you and your child to participate in songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Tuesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Centre Branch

Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Main Library

Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.
Francis Branch


Help your child develop skills to learn to read through free and guided play using our collection of toys and early literacy materials. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Mondays – 10:30 a.m.
Centre Branch 1st Mon. of the month
Francis Branch 2nd Mon. of the month

Tuesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Main Library weekly

Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.
North Liberty Branch 1st Wed. of the month
German Branch 2nd Wed. of the month
Lakeville Branch 3rd Wed. of the month
River Park Branch 3rd Wed. of the month

Evening Playtime – 5:30 p.m.
Tutt Branch 4th Wed. of the month
LaSalle Branch 2nd Wed. of the month


Enjoy books, rhymes, and songs which build on practices that prepare children to learn to read! Storytimes are designed for families with children ages 3-5.

Mondays – 10:30 a.m.
German Branch
LaSalle Branch

Tuesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Francis Branch
Tutt Branch

Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Centre Branch
Francis Branch
Western Branch

Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.
Main Library
River Park Branch
Lakeville Branch (alternating)
North Liberty Branch (alternating)

Evening Storytime – 5:00 p.m.
Main Library 4th Thurs. of the month

Sensory Storytime – 5:00 p.m.
Centre Branch 4th Mon. of the month

Early Literacy Programming Pause

All Locations December 18 – 31

All Locations except Lakeville & North Liberty the Month of February

Tiny Tumblers

Tumble, jump, and play at this obstacle course with games and activities for babies and toddlers. Recommended for ages 0-2.

One Monday a month – 10:30 a.m.
Locations alternate between three locations
Main Library – September 18
Francis Branch – October 9
Centre Branch – November 13


Experience stories and activities on your home computer or mobile device with our YouTube channel, SJCPL Jr. We regularly feature special guest readers from around the community – subscribe to see who will join us next!

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