Toddler Storytime resumed at the library on October 2 and continues on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. The free sessions, which last for about 45 minutes each week, are open to all young children accompanied by their moms, grandmothers or caregivers.
At Storytime, children hear stories, sing songs and complete simple coloring pages and/ or crafts. The program is appropriate for age 2 and up, but feel free to bring younger siblings.
Storytime is designed to introduce children to the library and to being in a setting with other children where they will learn to sit and listen. It is amazing to see how much they mature from October to May, when Storytime ends for the school year.
The goal of the program is to supplement parents’ read-aloud times and to promote reading-aloud to children, even after they can read themselves. A recent article in Publishers Weekly stated that the best way to help your child experience reading success in school is to read aloud to them.
If you have questions, call the library at (423) 886-7323. We look forward to a fun and exciting eight months.