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Story Time

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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 (Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 28)

Prince George Library 10:00a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 10)

Fall Regular Story Time Schedule

September 6 – 24 & October 3 – November 12
No Story Time at Prince George or Disputanta on Oct. 27
No Story Time at Carson on Oct. 28
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 (Story Time at the Farmer’s Market through September, and Oct. 15th)

Evening Story Times

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

Rohoic Library – Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm

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 – Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 21 at 6:00pm

Special Story Times

Recycle It!
Prince George, Sept. 22, 10:30am
Join us for a special recycling Story Time and an extra special craft! 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!

Halloween Story Time
Oct. 24 to Oct. 31
(No Story Times Oct. 27 or 28)
Come get ready for Halloween with stories and a craft during the normal Story Time hours. Come in costume!

Thanksgiving Story Time
Hopewell, Nov. 23, 4:00pm
Join us for special 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 & Phonological Awareness
Monday, Oct. 3 at Hopewell
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Dinwiddie
Thursday, Oct. 6 at Prince George

Alphabet (Letter) Knowledge
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Dinwiddie
Thursday, Nov. 3 at Prince George

For more information about the current and upcoming story time programs, call 804-458-6329 ext. 1013.


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