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Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library

Story Times

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Storytime Events at the DeWitt Library! 


 

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Mother Goose Time

For infants/toddlers up to 3 years old (with a caretaker).

Meets at 9:00 AM every Wednesday in the Library's Meeting Room


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Preschool Story Time

For children 3-5 years old (with a caretaker).

Meets at 9:00 AM every Wednesday in the Children's Department 

 

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Please check the library's events calendar for storytime events before a major holiday such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., as we often take breaks around then to allow our staff (and patrons!) to visit with family instead. 

There are no storytime events during the month of August each year. 

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*Please keep in mind that when school is cancelled due to weather, Story Time will be cancelled as well.
*With parents' permission, we may use photos of kids participating in Story Time to promote the library.
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Hippo with book

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Keep Story Time Fun! 

Consider the following suggestions to get the most out of Story Time:


Talk about it. Before you come to each Story Time, remind your child of things she/he will be doing: there will be a book to read, but Story Time is also for singing, rhymes, finger plays, games, and lots of other fun activities. Discuss proper Story Time behavior. After your visit, talk about the books that were read and the activities he/she participated in.

Attend regularly. Your child will become comfortable with the routine and will get to know the other children.

Arrive early. Your child can visit the restroom, unwind, look at books, and visit with friends. Latecomers are distracting to the other children and to the presenter.

Take a break. If your child becomes restless or is loud, please take a break from Story Time then come back during a movement activity or craft so she/he can continue to participate.

Encourage participation in activities and/or crafts. And when Story Time is over, you can look at more books and do the craft or coloring provided. Display your child's artwork and let your child know that his/her work is "just right" and that what he/she does is important.

Check-out books to bring home with you. Just because storytime is over at the library, doesn't mean it should stop until the following week! Bring home a handful of books and read to your child before bed, as an afternoon activity, after mealtime, whenever.