We're Growing Readers Together—Join Us!
It takes a big heart to help shape young minds. Do you care for babies and toddlers of a family member, friend, or neighbor? Are you looking to help this little mind even more? Grand County Library District is here to support you.
For the second year in a row, GCLD is participating in Growing Readers Together, a library program sparked by a grant from the Buell Foundation that provides early literacy activities and resources for family, friends, and neighbors who care for children under the age of six.
As part of Growing Readers Together, GCLD will be hosting special Storytime programs over the course of the next few months in addition to all our regular Storytime programs. For those who may not know, Storytime is a fun, interactive early literacy program designed for young children. Come to read books, do crafts, socialize, and familiarize children with the wonderful world of the library.
Each special Storytime will focus on one of the five early literacy practices—read, write, talk, sing, and play—that help children develop the foundation for reading. Each one will feature a local “expert” who will model for caregivers ways to use these important practices when caring for children. Caregivers can also meet others who care for children, gain new early literacy skills, and leave with some fun early literacy materials and activities for young children to enjoy when in their care. Currently, these special Storytimes will be focused at the Kremmling Library, with plans to host some at the other GCLD library branches in the works.
In addition, thanks to the grant funds from Growing Readers Together, the Kremmling Library will offer a Storytime on Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning on January 11, and continuing each Saturday through April 25.