Fall is almost here! See below for the new schedule.
The Appomattox Regional Library System hosts 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, Ann Moore, 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.
NEW!!! Baby and Me
A new 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 beginning September 14. Program is limited to 15 babies and will last approximately 30 minutes.
Hopewell Library 10:00a.m. on Mondays (9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26)
Prince George Library 10:00a.m. on Thursdays (9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29)
Fall Regular Story Time Schedule
September 14 to November 21 (No classes at Rohoic on Sept. 22, and no Story Time at all ARLS locations Oct. 23 &23 and Nov. 5)
Monday – Hopewell 10:30am
Tuesday – Rohoic 7:00pm
Wednesday – Dinwiddie 10:30am
Thursday – Prince George 10:30am; Disputanta 4:00pm (NEW!)
Friday – Carson 10:30am
Saturday – Prince George 10:30am at the Farmers’ Market (NEW!)
Stories at the Market! September 2015
September 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 am
A fun, all ages story time is held on September Saturdays at the Prince George Farmer’s Market, adjacent to the Prince George Library!
In the event of inclement weather, story time will be held inside the library. October-November Saturday story times will take place inside the Prince George branch.
Evening Story Time
A special offering for families not able to attend during the day.
Rohoic Library – Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm
NEW!!! 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!
Hopewell Library – September 21, October 19, and November 1 at 6pm
Special Story Times
Recycle It! — Join us on September 22 at the Hopewell and Prince George branches for a special recycling story time! With the help of Central Virginia Waste Management Authority, the kids will learn more about recycling: what can be recycled and what can’t, why recycling is important, and what happens to the things that are recycled!
Prince George – 11:00 am, Hopewell – 2:00 pm
Halloween Themed Story Times — October 26 to October 31
Come get ready for Halloween with stories and a craft during the normal story time hours. Come in costume!!!
Thanksgiving Themed Story Times — November 16 to November 21
Join us during normal story time hours for Thanksgiving-themed stories and a craft.
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.
Oral Language and Phonological Awareness
Monday, October 5 – after the 10:30 am Story Time session at Hopewell
NEW!!! Wednesday, October 7 – after the 10:30 a. Story Time session at Dinwiddie
Thursday, October 8 – after the 10:30 am Story Time session at Prince George
Alphabet (Letter) Knowledge
Monday, November 2 – after the 10:30 am Story Time session at Hopewell
NEW!!! Wednesday, November 4 – after the 10:30 am Story Time session at Dinwiddie
Thursday, November 19 – after the 10:30 am Story Time session at Prince George
For more information about the current and upcoming story time programs, call 804-458-6329 ext. 1013.