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"Library storytime as an event can foster a sense that the library is a special place, helping instill in your child(ren) a lifelong love for your local public library"
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Making reading a fun activity through storytime helps encourage “print motivation”- i.e. the association

of story-telling with excitement to develop the idea of reading as a pleasure and not a chore."

- excerpts from "Library Storytime: It’s a Lot More than just the Story" by Tom Bruno

 

Spanish Fort Public Library holds

Storytime for children of all ages

every Wednesday morning

at 10:30 AM

Spanish Fort Public Library also hosts a variety of special storytimes throughout the year:

 

  • Local Author Storytimes when an author visits the library to read their book aloud to the children and families.
  • Community Helper Storytimes when a public service worker, such as a firefighter or police officer from the community visits to read a favorite story aloud and share knowledge about their job.
  • Special Afternoon and Saturday Storytimes when staff and volunteers offer a Storytime available to the children and families who are unable to attend our regular Wednesday morning stroytimes.
  • Field Trip Storytimes when classes, camps, and groups in the community schedule a time to visit the library for a tour and a Storytime.
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Storytime Resources you can use at home:
Reading Rockets Organization logo

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

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Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.

Harper-Collins

Publishing hosts a

YouTube channel just

for kids where you

can find story

read-aloud videos.

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The site is intended to be a resource for parents, teachers and children to easily and simply listen to a great collection of children's books.

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