Storytime Begins at Whitman County Library-Sept. 8

Bheri Miller and FriendParents and caregivers, mark your event calendar each Thursday for a FREE educational children's Storytime at the Colfax Library beginning September 8. Storytime at the Colfax branch is divided into three age groups:

BABY TIME-ages 0-2 from 10:10-10:30 a.m.;

TODDLER TIME-ages 2 & 3 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.

PRESCHOOL TIME-ages 4 & 5 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Experts agree that reading aloud with children is the single most effective thing that adults can do to prepare children to succeed in school. Storytime offers a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children. A variety of books and activities cater to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.

The focus this year is: “Learning The Alphabet From A to Z” featuring letters and sounds. Each week a new letter is introduced with visual and phonemic activities, all planned to promote reading readiness in your child. Through stories, poetry and music, children acquire information as well as an appreciation for the written word and fine illustration.

Storytime allows each child time to share good stories and to express him or herself. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to Storytime. At Storytime, children participate in a variety of imaginative activities that include poetry, finger plays and action activities, games, musical events, crafts, puppets, and creative dramatics. All Free! These fun activities help promote cognitive development and reading readiness.

For more information, contact:

Sheri or Nichole toll-free 1-877-733-3375

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.