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SL Library to offer preschool Story Time

Monday, July 8, 2002

"Join the Winner's Circle - READ!"

The Storm Lake Public Library is offering a free preschool Story Time sponsored by the Friends of the Library starting Tuesday, July 9. The session will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last 30-45 minutes. All preschoolers who are able to sit by themselves and are ages three through those going into Kindergarten this fall are welcome.

Moms or caregivers are welcome to sit in on the sessions. Any questions can be answered by calling the library at 732-8026. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This same Story Time will be presented to Gingerbread House preschoolers through the Book Bridges outreach program. A finale for all ages sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Witter Gallery will be on August 2, at 2:30 p.m. Treasure Village Children's Theatre will perform "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The play will be held in the Witter Gallery. No admission will be charged.

The theme this summer is "Join the Winner's Circle - READ!" This session will feature stories about self-acceptance and center around the theme. "You're a Winner!" We will start off the Story Time with an opening song and a cut and tell story about a little boy looking for a friend. The friend is someone all the children will enjoy seeing but I can't tell who it is. It's a surprise!

"Spike in the Kennel" by Paulette Bogan is about a dog that is going to the kennel for the very first time. Spike is worried about being left in a strange place, but after a fun filled over night stay, he doesn't want to leave when it is time to go home.

"Widget" by Lyn Rossiter McFarland is about a little dog without a home. He finds a house that seems like the perfect place to stay. There is a problem: six cats live there, and they don't like dogs. But Widget has a surprising solution to his problem and by story's end the six cats love the dog.

The children will have fun trying to help draw the monkey's face in a draw and tell story based on the book "Monkey Face" by Frank Asch. The session will end with a craft activity.

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