Revamped Smart Start Storytime Launches Virtual Winter Session

By Lebanon County Library System January 13, 2021

Lebanon County Library System's Smart Start Storytime is launching a new session now in January. This FREE interactive program, happening Thursdays at 10 a.m., is for babies, toddlers, and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Miss Ronice of Lebanon County Libraries will incorporate her Smart Start Storytime with The Basics, five simple and powerful ways you can give your child a great start in life.

The first week of each month, January through May, free kits including a book, information on The Basics, the words of the songs used in each session, and sometimes some fun extras will be available at the Lebanon Community Library. and the Annville Free Library.

Online sessions will then be held weeks two through four of January through May.

How do I join?
Advanced registration is not required. Using a computer, tablet, or smartphone, click this link: Enter the meeting ID 858 9823 2637 and passcode 271381 if you are asked.

How long will each session last?
Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, but feel free to join or leave at any time.

What will the session be like?
Miss Ronice will welcome everyone first. She’ll use items like shakers, scarves, drums, and more during her storytime, and she’ll share some ideas of common household items you can use at home. She’ll talk about The Basics, and ideas for teaching and bonding with your child. At various points during the session, she will unmute participants so you can join in if you want.

Where can I pick up my free kit?
You can pick up a kit at either the Lebanon Community Library (125 N. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17046; 717-273-7624) or the Annville Free Library (216 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003; 717-867-1802) during regular library hours. Kits are first-come, first-served.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from CCRES. You can learn more at This program is organized through a partnership of IU-13, Lebanon Community Library, and Connected Together Lebanon County.