Storytimes are a valuable component of early literacy by introducing children to books, music and play. Lewis & Clark Library offers free storytimes for children of all ages and abilities throughout the county. Our storytimes model how adults can sing, talk, read, write and play with children to develop early literacy skills such as recognizing and identifying sounds, exploring letters, and building foundational knowledge.


Storytimes are hosted at the Helena Main Branch between Labor Day and Memorial Day with a break for the winter holidays. 

Storytime will be offered during the Summer Library Program (SLP), but will follow an alternate schedule from the school year storytime schedule.

Please contact Molly Hudson, Children Services Librarian, at if you have questions.

Books & Babies

Books and Babies

Mondays at 10:30AM in the Children's Area

A lapsit storytime for babies who are not walking yet and their caregivers. Join us for 20 minutes of gentle fun featuring songs, rhymes, bounces, finger plays, and very short stories. Bond with your baby during storytime and then stay for a 30 minute open-play session to meet other caregivers and help your babies socialize. Siblings are welcome.

Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Tuesdays at 10:30AM in the Children's Area

Dance, sing, rhyme, and read during this energetic storytime designed to help toddlers acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, and more. This storytime is geared for toddlers up to three years old and their caregivers. Toddler Tales is approximately 30 minutes long, followed by an open-play session. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays at 4:00PM, Wednesdays at 10:30AM in the Children's Area

Stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. This interactive storytime reinforces a natural learning environment through movement, sounds, rhythms, and fun. Geared toward children from age three through six and their caregivers. Storytime runs for 30 minutes, followed by an optional craft in the Large Community Room. Siblings are welcome.


Augusta Storytime

Wednesdays at 11:00AM

Join us for an all ages storytime and playtime. Play a little, read a little, and play some more! Blocks, LEGOs, train table!

East Helena

East Helena Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30AM

Join us for a fun and interactive storytime. Activities suitable for preschool age children with adult assistance. Fun for all ages.


Lincoln Storytime 

Stay tuned for more information!

These playlists contain songs that are childhood classics, contemporary favorites, and songs to get you moving when you're going a wee bit stir-crazy.