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Keene Public Library Offers Programs Virtual Preschool Storytime

The Keene Public Library invites parents, caregivers, and preschool-aged children to join the weekly Zoom storytime and meet other parents and kids online for interactive reading and rhymes. Storytimes are held on Zoom on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. This storytime series starts on January 6, 2021, and continues seven weeks through February 17, 2021.

Storytimes are a weekly celebration of books, language, and learning and can help young children develop early literacy skills, socialization, and play. During Preschool Storytime, children enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, poetry, and activities. Preschool Storytime is designed for children aged three to six, who have not yet started kindergarten.

Youth Librarians carefully plan storytimes in response to continuing research that shows the importance of sharing language with very young children. The early introduction of language play, books, rhymes, and songs into a child’s life helps to set your child on a life of learning. Sharing books with very young children can help to prepare children to learn to read and love books. “Reading is the basis for all learning,” Youth Librarian Colleen Swider explained. “Encouraging your kids to read and use the library is the best thing you can to help them do better in school and keep learning throughout their lives.”

To register for storytimes and other programs for children and families, visit the library’s online calendar at https://keenepubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. For more information about family and youth programs at the Keene Public Library, call 603-352-0157.

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