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Caz: Story Time

Come to Story Time at the library

As the long New York winter draws on, parents/caregivers of small children are invited to break out of the doldrums and bring your newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers to Story Time in the Cazenovia Public Library Story Garden.

Story Time is held at 10:15 a.m. every week day morning with staff members who have had specialized training in early literacy. That expertise is shared with children and parents/caregivers while all have fun with books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a wide range of educational toys. Equally important during this time is the opportunity for adults to socialize, share parenting issues and form lasting friendships.

Parents/caregivers of newborns to children 24 months old are invited to Mother Goose Rhyme Time from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Children ages 2-3 and their parents/caregivers have their turn for fun with "Toddler Story Time" from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and the "Story Time" week closes on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:15-11 a.m. with children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers participating in the Preschool Story Time.

Linda Leonard Lamme, formerly of Cazenovia and co-author of "Raising Readers," states that "reading will come far easier to the child who has been immersed in printed literature from an early age."

One of the best ways to assist children in the reading habit and to make it a lifelong joy is to bring them to story time at an early age. Studies show that children who are read to at an early age and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Great gains can be made as parents include borrowing books and reading at home as part of the weekly story time experience.

For more information on Story Time in the Story Garden, call 655-9322 or visit midyork.org/cazenovia.

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