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Did you know that Storytime begins at birth? Ascension Parish Library offers a variety of storytimes designed for children from birth to the age of 8. All of our storytimes are fun, interactive, and engaging, and promote early literacy skills.

Toddler Storytime

This storytime is designed for active, adventurous, wiggly toddlers from 15 months through 2 years. The whole family is invited to attend.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3–5 years and their whole family are invited to this half-hour storytime of fun-filled books and music.


Enjoy quality time with baby. This fast-paced, interactive storytime is designed for babies from 0–18 months and their families.

Pajama Storytime

Love hearing stories before bedtime? Then put on your jammies and join us for Pajama Storytime. Designed for children ages 8 and younger and their families. At Pajama Storytime, we will read great stories, sing fun songs, and you will get to make an easy craft to take home. 

Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3
Learn about and see live axolotls, the mascot of our Amigos Time. Aprende y observa axolotes en vivo, la mascota de nuestro Tiempo de Amigos

    • Babytime is designed for children from birth through 18 months.  Toddler Storytime is children ages 15 months through 2 years.  Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 through 5.  Pajama Storytime is designed for children 8 years old and younger.

    • Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, and Babytime sessions are held for 8 weeks every spring, summer, and fall. Other Storytimes, such as Pajama Storytime are usually held monthly. Please check with your local Ascension Parish Library location for specific dates.

    • Babytime sessions last approximately 15 minutes plus social time. Toddler, Preschool, and Pajama Storytime sessions last approximately 25-30 minutes.

    • We appreciate when patrons are able to arrive on time.  However, we understand that it is difficult to arrive on time every week when you are dealing with children.  So, if you arrive late, please quietly open the door and enter the storytime room.  All are welcome at anytime during the storytime. 

    • When you sing along or do a finger rhyme, you are showing your child that what we are doing is not only fun, but also important.

    • Children have different listening skills, depending on their stage of development and personality.  Sometimes a noisy or active child causes so much disturbance that others cannot hear or focus.  If your child doesn't want to listen today, you can leave the room briefly and rejoin us when your child is ready.  If not that day, then the library encourages you to bring your child back the following week to try again.

    • Unfortunately, your chatting becomes a distraction for others. Please turn off your cell phone and have personal conversations after story time is over. Then you can hang out and visit wherever you are comfortable for as long as you want.

    • Yes! Ascension Parish Library offers Pajama Storytime where children and their families are invited to attend in their pajamas for a fun evening of stories, songs, and other activities.  Pajama Storytime is geared towards children ages 8 and younger and their families and lasts approximately 25 minutes.  Please refer to our monthly newsletter for dates and times.