Deschutes Public Libraries are hosting story times aimed at children entering kindergarten this fall. The programs will include stories, songs, crafts and more. Kids will also receive something special for their school backpacks. Registration is not required.

The story times will take place at the following times and locations:

Downtown Bend Public Library — 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Sisters Public Library — 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28.

Redmond Public Library — 10:15 a.m. Aug. 27 and in Spanish at 11 a.m. Aug. 27.

Contact: 541-617-7099.