Jan 22 2013 - 11:45am
Join us for stories and simple crafts especially for children ages three to five years and their grown-ups!
This interactive mix of stories complemented with a variety of engaging activities like crafts, flannel boards, rhymes, songs, and puppets, is formatted to introduce children to early literacy skills. The shorter, 30 minute length and fast pace make it perfect for active children with shorter attention spans, and the "Express" is a great way for busy parents, to share special times with their children. A bit of the program time will be set aside to help families find just the right books to check-out. Dinosaurs, pirates, princesses, ponies, trucks, bugs, ballerinas, rockets…thousands of books for sharing at home.
Fun and educational, Storytime Express is a free program, open to the public. Storytime Express will be offered most Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. If you plan to attend, please call on Monday of the program week at 815-223-2341.
Shared parent/child Library storytimes help to build early literacy skills; these skills represent what children understand about reading and writing before they learn to read and write. Early literacy skills provide the foundation for later learning and reading.