Newport Public Library Story Time

Follow the Rainbow!

Stories, songs crafts and activities about colors and numbers.

 Each Tuesday, March 6 to May 22, 2018

Each Story Time session at Newport Public Library is twelve weekly programs with our Children’s Librarian, Mrs. Johnson.

Follow the Rainbow! is the theme for Newport Public Library’s fall 2017 session.  The program, designed for children 3-6 years old, features stories, songs, activities and crafts about colors and numbers

Story Time is a great way for children to interact with other children. They build social skills while listening to stories, singing songs and making crafts that they can take home with them. The activities in our Story Time sessions build confidence in children, and of course, it’s incredible fun!

The program is free of charge. Choose the 10 AM morning session, or the 1 PM afternoon session. Registration is requested. For information, or to register, call 567-6860, email or visit the library at 316 N. Fourth Street in Newport.

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To get in the mood for story time. Here’s a fun rhyming activity to try …

Ten Little Fingers

I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
 I can shut them up tight;
I can open them wide;
I can put them together;
And I can make them all hide.
 I can put them up high;
I can put them down low;
I can fold them together,
And hold them just so.

It’s great to set aside time to read to your child. It’s best to make sure it’s at a time when your child is not full of energy — like bedtime! Catch a moment when you both feel like reading, and create cherished moments of story time adventure!!!

Here are some links that might be of interest, just click on the icon to visit each site:,Where children have fun learning to read!A free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, home-school, and English language development.

The Reading Tub is a volunteer-run non-profit for family reading and literacy.


U.S. Department of Education Reading Resources.

The mission of R.I.F. is to motivate young children to read by working with them,their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching under-served children from birth to age 8.


Brought to you by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.