Family Storytime with SWOOP!
Thursday 5/10 & 5/17 @ 6:30 PM
At the May 10th and 17th Family Storytimes, we will have a very special guest joining us for storytime fun! Our very own big blue owl Swoop will be present at storytime, ready with big owl ears to listen to your children read books! Maybe you've heard about programs where children read to therapy dogs, well this is just like that, except with a big blue owl. The point of having kids read to an animal or mascot like this is because it offers a relaxed and pressure-free environment for them to practice their reading skills. We'll be doing more of these "read to Swoop" programs in the future, and we are all excited to celebrate Swoop's birthday this summer as well!
Stories, songs, and rhymes support developing literacy skills for children, and provide great opportunities for bonding between kids and their adults. Staff will model literacy supportive activities that can be recreated at home, and showcase great books for little readers of all ages.