The Children’s Department at the Newnan Carnegie Library encompasses many different aspects geared towards the literacy of younger readers from birth through middle grades. This includes self-led activities in our children’s room such as reading books, activities on computers, or playing games or puzzles. Many of these activities and books have been generously donated by patrons of the library or by our Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation. Other activities are planned throughout the year by the Program Coordinator. Many of these programs are possible because of the many partnerships with civic groups in the community. The goal of the Children’s Department is not to just increase literacy among the children of the community, but to also build lasting relationships with the community as a whole. For more information on our children's department please contact Teri Anderson at

About Storytime


The winter Storytime session will consists of 5 weeks of online, interactive programming
that includes reading, singing, dancing, and crafting on Zoom. 

At the end of the winter session you will be given the opportunity to sign
up for the spring session. The spring session will also be 5 weeks long. Each week’s
storytimes will have a theme such as the farm or friends. The books, crafts, and songs
will center around that theme. For some themes I will also have supplemental materials
for your child if you want him/her to do them.
Those are completely optional.


Storytime Registration Guidelines

Registration for Storytime is on a first come basis. Precedence will be given to families
registered the previous session. After Storytime is at full capacity, a waiting list will be
utilized, also on a first come basis. Registration will be open until full. You may register
by phone, email, in person, or through Eventbrite. Parents will be notified by e-mail at
least one week prior to the beginning of the session. All children who registered and did
not make it into the program will be put on a waiting list and contacted if a space
becomes available. Please be considerate of other children. Do not register if you cannot

regularly attend these programs.

The following rules apply to Storytime registration:
A child must be at least 2 and no older than 5 by the registration date. (Exceptions can
be made for special circumstances at the discretion of the Storytime Programmer)
A child may be registered only once per session.
A family who has previously been in a program but did not abide by the attendance
policy will only receive a space if there is not a waiting list.

Storytime Program Guidelines

Our primary goal at the Carnegie is to foster a love of books and reading in
your child. We appreciate your cooperation, support and participation!

The Storytime program is geared to the needs and interests of children ages 2-5.

Please be sure your child is emotionally and behaviorally ready to participate in
a listening program. This includes being able to sit and listen. If the child
becomes too disruptive we ask that the child be taken out of the frame until
he/she can settle down and rejoin the frame.

*Promptness is greatly appreciated. Interruptions by late arrivals interfere with the
concentration of the group and the provider which is necessary for a successful program.

*Parents are asked to refrain from carrying on conversations with others
during Story Time. Such behavior is inconsiderate of other participants and
very distracting for the librarian. Cell phones should be silenced or turned off
during the program so that your child has your full attention. Parents are
expected to participate and show by example how much fun singing, dancing,
and being silly can be!

Parents will sit with the children so they can participate more easily.

*Attendance Policy: Normally our attendance policy is straightforward and
unchanging. However, since this year will be virtual, there will be a little latitude in the
attendance policy. If you are unable to make the program for that day please let me
know via email.

We will have craft time at the end of Storytime. I will have a bag with all 5 weeks of the
craft materials you will need as well as a scarf and instruments for dancing available
beforehand. The only thing you will need to provide is glue. These you can pick up at the
Carnegie on a designated date of my choosing. I will let you know via email.
*Denotes very important policies that should be read carefully.

If you have any questions about our upcoming virtual Storytime with Ms. Teri program,
you can email Ms. Teri at

Storytime Dates

2020 Winter

November 12
November 19
December 3
December 10

December 17

Storytime Registration Form

Photo Release

Newnan Carnegie Library / 770.683.1347 / 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan, GA / © 2020 Newnan Carnegie

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