Spooky Stories in Libraries and Bars, all October!

Turn down the lights, get yourself a drink and gather round while we take you on a little trip down a dark and twisted road to the place where your fears like buried. This month we have extra spooky story times for grown ups in store, at the library and coming soon to a pub near you as a part of our celebration of Booktoberfest. Each October, our regular twice-monthly Thrilling Tales: Story Time for Grown Ups (Mondays at 12:05 at the Central Library: lunches welcome) turns to weekly Chilling Tales Spooktoberfest. Here’s what’s in store: Continue reading “Spooky Stories in Libraries and Bars, all October!”

This isn’t your Grandma’s Story Hour! Part 2

In Part I of this series, we explained that story times for children are based on the six early literacy skills, building blocks that kids need to make learning to read and write much easier. We also wrote about the social and physical developmental reasons to attend story time. Continue reading “This isn’t your Grandma’s Story Hour! Part 2”

This isn’t your Grandma’s story hour! Part I

When was the last time you attended a story time at your local library? When your children were small? When you were a child? Never? We thought we might take this opportunity to fill everyone in on what story time is these days; how it is much more than just reading stories. Continue reading “This isn’t your Grandma’s story hour! Part I”