In-Person Storytimes

Play & Learn will now be on MONDAYS 10:00-10:30am starting in October (first one Monday, October 5).

Stories & More will be on Fridays from 10:00-10:30am starting in October (first one Friday, October 2).

Registration is REQUIRED for children and adults! You can register through our online calendar of events.

Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and more in this fun program designed to get children ready for Kindergarten. In order to provide this program safely, we require registration for each attendee.

Our storytimes are structured around the Every Child Ready to Read Curriculum that incorporates the essential literacy skills of read, write, sing, talk, and play. Classes include books, technology, movement activities, and hands-on practice that engage both children and adults. These skills help children get ready for Kindergarten and provide adults with helpful tips to help children develop pre-reading skills and a love of reading.

La Porte County Public Library provides specific services and resources to children from birth until they are ready to learn to read. These initiatives fall under what is called early literacy. Early literacy is the pre-reading skills that children need to know before they can learn to read. Because parents are a child’s first teacher, we develop classes, spaces and collect materials that support the crucial role that parents play in their child’s development. Children who develop pre-reading skills are ready to learn to read by the time they start kindergarten.

We are excited to be able to provide this program in-person. To do so, we will have to adapt in order to maintain social distancing. All attendees older than 2 years of age must wear a face mask. Participants will be assigned a location to sit. Registration is required so that we can maintain these standards. If you do not feel comfortable attending in person or have an underlying health condition, please check our online calendar of events for online storytimes.

Click here for current safety guidelines.

Posted on September 29, 2020

by Megan Roseberry

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