Keene Public Library will host a summertime series of drop-in story time programs beginning the week of June 17 and continuing through Aug. 2.

Preschool storytime will be offered Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and book time with babies and toddlers will be held Fridays at 10 a.m. Programs for school-aged kids begin once the “Universe of Stories” kicks off on Tuesday, June 25.

Keene Public Library story programs were developed in response to new research that shows the importance of sharing a language with very young children.

All Keene Public Library programs are free and open to the public. Information: 352-0157 or www.keenepubliclibrary.org.