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Story Time at the Library

Schedule for August through December 2016

Every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the children’s room, we present a Library Lions story time class, best suited for ages 3 and up. At least one of the stories or poems shared during this half-hour class will be a rowdy read, selected to encourage lively audience participation and repetition if a child feels so inclined. A typical class could also include puppets, poetry, American Sign Language, or songs. Attending story time, reading aloud, and playing at the Library are enjoyable ways to further develop curiosity, vocabulary and language skills, which are all important to a child as a foundation for reading later on.

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., we offer a class called Quiet Reads for Mellow Monkeys. This class will suit infants, toddlers, and children who are happy to watch, or wander around the room, or just sit and wonder what may be on the next page, under the blanket, or behind the colorful hat. The first Thursday of each month brings a musical treat for all ages and personalities. Annette Foldes, with her guitar, shaky eggs, scarves, and rhythm sticks, shares traditional children’s songs and a few catchy original tunes. Parents and children are welcome to simply sit back and listen or to hop up and get down.

Saturdays are extra special! Family story time starts at 11 a.m., includes a craft activity, and ends by noon. Expect wonderful stories and don’t be surprised if you learn something very interesting about nature. A craft activity rounds out the Saturday family story time each week. Children are invited to sit at the table and create something to take home that will remind them of the stories they heard at the Library. And not to be missed, on the first Saturday of every month, Meghan and Marisol will present story time in Spanish and English. An appreciation of language, learning, culture, and nature is at the heart of family story time.

Story time classes are free and no registration is required. Drop in!

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