125 N. 7th Street
 Lebanon, PA 17046

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Smart Start Story Time is a free 30 minute program for babies birth through two years of age and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. You and your child will enjoy books, songs, music, and nursery rhymes. It’s a fun way to give your baby a head start on reading and socialization skills.

No registration is required and siblings are welcome to attend.  Give your baby a Smart Start with Smart Start Story Time!

2020 Schedule

Smart Start Storytimes will be held at each library on the following days and times:

Annville: Tuesdays at 10:30am
Lebanon: Mondays at 12:15pm
Matthews: Mondays at 10:30am
Myerstown: Thursdays at 12:15pm
Palmyra: Tuesdays at 12:15pm
Richland: Thursdays at 10:30am

On the following dates:

February 3 – March 5
April 20 – May 21

May 26 @ Annville & Palmyra
May 28 @ Myerstown & Richland
June 1 @ Lebanon & Matthews

Also visit our county-wide event calendar at for a complete listing.

Lebanon County Libraries

Annville Free Library
216 E Main St, Annville

Lebanon Community Library
125 N 7th St, Lebanon

Matthews Public Library
102 W Main St, Fredericksburg

Myerstown Community Library
199 N College St, Myerstown

Palmyra Public Library
50 Landings Dr, Suite B, Annville

Richland Community Library
111 E Main St, Richland


During the lunch hour one can follow the sound of baby giggles to a whimsical scene of tiny bubbles, rainbow colored scarves, and a flying pig puppet brightening the children’s corner of the library.

Lebanon County Libraries offer Smart Start Storytime, a book-based musical program for 0-2 year olds that creates meaningful bonds between babies and their adults. This unique 30 minute interactive program includes movement, songs, instruments, rhymes, puppets, and tickles that provide adults with ideas to extend books in a playful way that begins their child on a path to preliteracy.  It’s smart to start visiting the library with your baby so they will develop familiarity and comfort with books, words, music, rules, routine, structure, libraries, and other adults and children.  These early learning experiences will shape the future success of our youngest patrons.  Come to the Lebanon Community Library and give your baby a smart start while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Miss Candace

Smart Start Storyteller

The libraries are open to the public, although hours may vary. Curbside service continues. Properly-worn masks are required.