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Early Childhood Programs

Storytime:

Youth Services staff will present a traditional storytime program with books, songs & rhymes, and flannel board stories. Staff can also present a storytime with an increased emphasis on digital media, such as e-books and apps. 30 minutes.

Digital App Petting Zoo:

Youth Services staff bring iPads (3-4) and lead small groups in trying out our favorite learning apps. 60 minutes.

Storytime Plus:

  • Storytime Plus Science: Youth Services staff will share some books about a science concept and lead your class in hands-on science activities. 45 minutes.
  • Storytime Plus Art: Youth Services staff will share a picture book and lead your class in an art activity related to the book. 45 minutes.
  • Storytime Plus Music & Movement: Youth Services staff will share some books and lead your class in music & movement activities related to the books. 30 minutes.

Growing Strong Readers

Growing Strong Readers is a preschool and daycare program modeled on the "1,000 Books before Kindergarten" program with a goal of reading 5 books a week in the classroom.

Youth Services staff will bring classroom materials for the Growing Strong Readers program and present a series of 3 storytimes:

  1. Welcome Storytime - Youth Services Staff will introduce the program to your class and present a storytime. 45 minutes.
  2. Anytime Storytime - Youth Services staff will present a storytime with books and activities based on the early literacy practices of play, sing, talk, read, and write. 30 minutes.
  3. Graduation Storytime - At the completion of your goal for the year, Youth Services staff will present a graduation storytime and donate a book for your classroom. 45 minutes.