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    Fun Time at Story Time

    Kim Mattingly

    I often talk about how important early literacy is for children.  Early literacy is everything that children know about reading and writing before they actually begin reading and writing.  Some activites that promote early literacy include talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  Even an activity as simple as a baby chewing on a board book promotes early literacy and encourage babies to explore books and become comfortable with them.

    Every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. the Daviess County Public Library does its part to help promote early literacy in children 0-5 by offering storytimes.  Children ages 0-2 (and their parents or caregivers) are invited to join Kristen in our programming room to enjoy fun songs, fingerplays, videos, puppets, and of course books in our Wee Read program.  Children ages 3-5 are invited to join Kim in the public lounge as we sing, read, and try to figure out what surprise item is visiting each week in our Circle Time program.  Older siblings are, of course,  welcome to join the little ones.  After the storytimes, children and parents are encourage to stick around and participate in a craft or activity, and socialize with other attendees.

    For more information about storytime, call 270-684-0211 ext. 237.

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