we've been checking out the central austin library storytimes, and all i can say is that THEY ARE GREAT! totally impressed!
there is a theme for the day, letter of the day, lots of books on that theme laid out for you to borrow easily, many sing a long songs with movements and actions, puppet characters, felt boards for displaying the theme or letter of the day, oh! and of course multiple stories read to everyone. i can't believe how much learning and activities they pack in a half hour! the storytime ladies are amazing and very very good at what they do: captivating the children's attention, keeping them engaged and even getting them to sit down and be still with such artistic ease. the whole experience is really fantastic! even i get totally into shaking my wiggles out before class begins. it's fun! Scarlett still needs a little practice, but she's getting there. all in all: highly recommend!
we haven't picked a favorite just yet, but Miss Elizabeth at the Yarborough branch is pretty top notch!