I work in a busy branch of a pretty big urban library system. This means I usually have between 60-80 parents and babies, toddlers, or preschoolers for each storytime session. The format I use for storytime definitely reflects that. We have 4 types of storytime at my branch:
- Baby Toddler Storytime (Ages 0-2)
- Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
- Spanish Storytime (Ages 0-5)
- Family Storytime (Ages 0-12)
Here is an of outline what I usually do. Although I use this outline for all 4 types of storytime I do, the content, types of songs and rhymes, and length varies depending on the intended audience.