Outreach Storytime


When you can’t come to the library, the library will bring service to you!

Storytelling is an age-old tradition universal to all cultures and expressed through spoken word, books, music and dance. Libraries around the world offer storytime for their young patrons. Storytime provides many benefits to children:

  • Stories help develop a child’s imagination.
  • Stories help a child discover new ideas.
  • Stories help nurture a child’s listening abilities.
  • Stories help children comprehend the world around them.
  • Stories expose children to a larger vocabulary than the spoken word.
  • Stories introduce and reinforce concepts such as colors, shapes, letters, etc.
  • Stories encourage a love of reading.
  • Storytime introduces authors and illustrators to families in a fun way.
  • Storytime models good oral reading skills for parents and caregivers to follow.
  • Storytime can help children become successful readers and learners.

At the McBride Memorial Library, the tradition is now available to local daycares, preschools, and other early childhood education centers.  The goal is to be able to provide these benefits to children who are enrolled at institutions where it is not feasible for them to come to the library for a storytime experience.  Contact our Youth Coordinator, Julie Kessler, to have her come to their institutions and provide the benefits of storytimes.  The library will continue to offer regular storytimes on Mondays at 11:30 am and Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, but starting in September, Julie will take her stories on the road and meet the children where they are at!

In order to schedule Julie to do a storytime at your institution, call 570-752-2241 ext. 206 or email juliek@mcbridelibrary.org.



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