Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pre-school Storytime

All of us are returning to familiar fall routines, and so is the library. Registration is now under way at all 4 branches for the fall pre-school storytime. These storytime sessions run approximately 45 minutes for 6 weeks. Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts fill the 45 minutes. Children who are 3 ½ - 5 years and not yet in kindergarten are welcome. Sessions begin at 10 am and run on Tuesday mornings in our Miami branch beginning Sept. 29, and on Wed mornings in Morden Winkler and Altona branches, beginning Sept. 30. Please call your local branch or check the website for details.

And since I always like to talk about at least 1 book, I’ll just mention one of my favourites that I often use in the Altona Storytimes: Kady MacDonald Denton’s “A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes”. This book was awarded the 1998 Governor General’s award for children’s literature, and numerous other awards. The lyrical nature of nursery rhymes makes them great for reading aloud, and the illustrations in this book are works of art.

It’s an oldie but a goodie.

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