Newport Public Library Story Time

Stories from A to Z- Part 2! (Letters M-Z)

 Each Tuesday, March 3 to May 19, 2019

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

Stories from A to Z- Part 2! is the theme for Newport Public Library’s spring 2020 session.  Stories, songs, crafts and activities designed for 3 – 6 year olds. Registration is requested for both the 10 AM and the 1 PM sessions. To register, readers may visit the library at 316 North Fourth Street, call 567-6860, or email .

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!

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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!!!

Use your library card number to access Book Flix* and True Flix!
Click here, and have your valid Newport Public Library card number ready.

*BookFLIX: Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more. Some films and books are available in Spanish, too!
**TrueFLIX: Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, the Civil War, Continents, the Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

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.