Monday, December 5, 2011

Phoenix College Library Presents "Winter Storytime" for Preschoolers

(PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2011) – The preschool children of Phoenix College students and employees will be treated to children's story book readings, songs, an arts and craft activity and snacks as the college’s Fannin Library staff and librarians present “Winter Storytime” on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

The activities are designed to instill the importance of reading to children and their parents. Phoenix College President Dr. Anna Solley will be one of the featured readers. She will read from “Froggy Se Viste” while librarian Renee Smith will read “Owl Moon” and “Giraffe’s Can’t Dance.”

The children will play games to help them interact with the readings and storylines.

“A lot of our students are parents so this is a great opportunity to introduce them to storytelling and the importance of reading in their children’s lives,” said Kelly Lambert, the library’s instructional coordinator. “And the children of students and employees will be able to come to campus see where Mom or Dad spend so much time.”

The event will be held in the Library’s Campus Vista Room from 1-2 p.m. Registration is requested but not required. Click here to register.

The readings and activities are aimed at children 2 to 5 years old. All children who attend must be accompanied by an adult caretaker.

The Library also will have a book/dvd display set up of items students can check out on parenting issues such as child nutrition, breastfeeding, children's literature and other topics. Parenting literature will also be handed out.

“We want to build a sense of community through the Phoenix College Library,” Lambert said. “We want people to feel that this is their library.”

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