Most Rogue Valley kids head back to the classroom a week from now, but they don't have to wait that long to hear a story and read a book.

Most Rogue Valley kids head back to the classroom a week from now, but they don't have to wait that long to hear a story and read a book.

Storytimes are scheduled today at libraries around the valley, including at 10:30 a.m. in Talent, 101 Home St., and White City, 3143 Avenue A; at 11:30 a.m. at the Ashland branch, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., and at 2:30 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road.

If today's already booked, other branches offer story hours throughout the week. The complete schedule's available at www.jcls.org.

Preschool-age kids also can hear a story by calling 541-774-6439.