Registration for Fall Story Time is underway at both locations of Huntington City-Township Public Library. Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children ages birth – 7 years at the Main Library in Huntington on Tuesdays & Wednesdays beginning on September 17 and 18. Children ages 3 – 7 are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library beginning on September 19.
Story Time introduces the child to children’s literature and provides a group experience for the young child, while encouraging listening skills and the development of lifelong reading interests. The library incorporates the Every Child Ready To Read @ Your Library pre-reading skills into their story time programs. These six skills that children can start learning from birth are narrative skills, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, print awareness, vocabulary, and print motivation. Story Time also introduces children to many concepts on the list of Indiana’s pre-K (3 – 5 years) Academic Standards, including word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literacy response and analysis, listening, and speaking.
Most of all, Story Time is lots of fun! Programs will include picture books, rhymes, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, songs, and puppets. Weekly Story Time themes are featured, with complementary stories, songs and activities offered each week to highlight that week’s chosen theme.
Weekly Story Time Themes
September 17-18 — Fairy Tales
September 24-25 — Things That Go…
October 1-2 — Dogs
October 8-9 — Kangaroos
October 15-16 — Fall (craft)
October 22-23 — Dinosaurs
October 30 — Halloween
For Halloween, children may wear costumes
November 5-6 — Nursery Rhymes (craft)
November 12-13 — Bears
November 19-20 — Sandwiches
Story Time sessions are offered at no charge, but pre-registration is required. Parents may come to the Library or call to sign their children up for the weekly Story Time session of their choice. To register for Story Time sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Main Library, call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900. To register for Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library, call 260-758-3332. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; and the Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle.