Thursday, June 04, 2009

Southside Story Time

Storytime CraftOur spring session of Story Time was awesome at the Southside Library. A regular PreSchool Story Time usually hosts 15-18 preschoolers. Southside’s programs regularly had 90-100 attending! All staff on hand pulled this off successfully every week.

PreSchool Story Time is geared to 2 to 5-year-olds and their families. The children are introduced to classic rhymes, songs and stories, along with learning numbers, letters, colors and shapes. Staff use oversize children’s books to read aloud to serve the huge numbers of patrons that attend. Of course we instill fun as a main goal, along with introducing these youngsters to the magic of books and reading.

Kids love the animal, astronomy, and puppet crafts that complement our reading themes, especially when they get to color, cut and paste to make crafts after story time. Feathers, beads and stickers adorn these creations in their own individual way.

Our programs are varied--we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday and invited a guest from the New Mexico School for the Deaf to show us sign language. Families socialize after story time, check out books, and enjoy their library experience to the fullest. And what is a story time session without reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino. Come by and visit!

The Summer Story Time Schedule is:

La Farge Library starts June 9th
Tuesdays from 10:30 -11:15 a.m
Call 955-4863

Southside Library starts June 10
Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Call 955-2828

Main Library starts June 12
Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Call 955-6783

by TT @SS

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