Storytimes are a fun and interactive experience for the whole family promoting a love of reading and learning for all ages. Storytimes help caregivers and families learn early literacy best practices for continuing the learning experience in the home. Library storytellers model the five best practices of early literacy: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play. For helpful ideas to get you started, see the American Library Association's Early Literacy Guidelines.
During a typical storytime, a storyteller reads a great story aloud encouraging the audience to participate. Storytimes incorporate songs and fingerplays, which help children learn about the structure and sound of language. Storytimes sometimes feature information on child development and early learning and may include play, which is a vital component in how children learn.
For more information about storytimes, please call the Children's Information Desk at the Archibald Library (909) 774-3925 or the Paul A. Biane Library (909) 774-3975.