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 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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