Mark your calendars for October 4th, October 5th and October 7th!
We took a small break following the Summer Reading Program, but Peggy is eager to get our regular programs for children started again in October. The days and times for Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) will remain the same: Tuesdays at the Dillsboro Public Library at 11 am and Wednesdays at the Aurora Public Library at both 11 am and 1 pm. We do ask that you take the time to register your kids for these programs, so we can be sure to have enough craft materials on hand.
Some of the upcoming themes for Storytime are: Friends, Grandparents, Farm Animals and, of course, holiday themes. We hope you will choose to make our Storytime part of your Tuesday or Wednesday routine.
We will be starting a new program on Fridays at the Aurora Public Library called Side-by-Side Sharing. This will be for children under the age of 3, and will be designed for caregivers to participate with their child. If you are a preschool or day care provider, please check with Peggy about a different time to bring your group to the library. This program will be every Friday at 11 am beginning on October 7th, and does not require advance registration. There will be stories, but also lots of music and movement! Your child will be building social and pre-literacy skills while sharing some quality interaction time with you.
Both Storytime and Side-by-Side Sharing are planned using the five activities recommended by the Every Child Ready to Read Program: reading, writing, playing, singing and talking. These fun activities are so important in helping children gain the skills they need before they begin their formal schooling. So, yes, you will get to hear Peggy sing! Just come prepared to sing along with us. If you’d like to learn more about the Every Child Ready to Read Program, here’s a great link provided by the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.