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Story Time

Brrr...Winter Story Time is Here!

The Appomattox Regional Library System hosts its story time series throughout the year. Join us for an entertaining and educational half hour of books, songs and rhymes with Youth Services staff Heather Maury, Marina Pagan, and Jeanine Albiges.

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5.

At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness.

Baby and Me

A story time for babies and their caretakers. A great introduction for you and your new family member to the wonderful world of books, rhymes and songs. For babies ages birth to 18 months old, this is a 6-week program limited to 15 babies and will last approximately 30 minutes.

Hopewell Library 10:00a.m. on Mondays (11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13)

Prince George Library 10:00a.m. on Thursdays (12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16)

Fall Regular Story Time Schedule

November 28 - December 30 & January 9 - February 18
(No Story Time Dec. 23 & 26, Jan. 16)
Monday - Hopewell 10:30am
Tuesday - Rohoic 6:00pm
Wednesday - Dinwiddie 10:30am
Thursday - Prince George 10:30am; Disputanta 4:00pm
Friday - Carson 10:30am
Saturday - Prince George 10:30am (Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11)

Evening Story Times

A special offering for families not able to attend during the day.

Rohoic Library - Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm (No Story Time Feb. 21)

Pajama Story Time --- Bring a pillow, a blanket, your favorite stuffed animal, and settle in for some fun bedtime stories. And make sure to wear your
pajamas, because we’ll be wearing ours!
Prince George Library - December 19, 6:00pm
Dinwiddie Library - January 23, 6:00pm
Hopewell Library - February 13, 6:00pm

Special Story Times

Holiday at the Library
Prince George - Dec. 10, 10:30am

Winnie the Pooh Day - January 17 - 20
January 18 is Winnie the Pooh Day! Celebrate that silly old bear with us during normal Story Time hours all this week with bear-themed stories and a craft.

Valentine's Day - February 13 - 17
Come have some Valentine's Day fun with stories and a craft during normal Story Time hours this week.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Hopewell - Feb. 13, 6:00pm
If you ask your best stuffed animal friend, I'll bet they would say they would LOVE to spend the night at the library! Bring ONE stuffed animal to Pajama Story Time on February 13 at 6:00pm and they will get to do just that! Your stuffed animals will have a fun adventure once you go home, and when you come back to pick them up, not only will they tell you all about it, but they will also have a great keepsake to show you exactly what they did overnight at the library!

Early Literacy Classes for Families featuring Rhonda Lee, Literacy Specialist

Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) invites parents and caregivers to join Rhonda Lee, an Early Literacy specialist, following select Story Time sessions at the Hopewell and Prince George libraries to learn ways to encourage early literacy skills in your children. Early literacy encompasses everything a child knows about reading and writing before he or she can read or write. Developing these skills will help your child become a strong, independent reader. Parents and caregivers will receive helpful tips and tricks as well as easy, inexpensive ways to help your child develop valuable skills and love reading.

Print & Word Awareness

Hopewell - Jan. 30 after Story Time
Dinwiddie - Feb. 1 after Story Time
Prince George - Feb. 2 after Story Time
For more information about the current and upcoming story time programs, call 804-458-6329 ext. 1013.