by Caryn Haller

Weekly storytime offers more than just words

On Tuesday at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden, children sang, played loud instruments, created art projects and listened to stories without once being told to be quiet. Every week the library hosts free storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. “It introduces young children to literacy, group activities, socializing and communication skills,” senior library technician Maria Pearson said. “It’s very educational for these young children. The preschoolers love them. They’re in a trance looking at the stories.” For the last two years, Jennifer Northcutt has faithfully taken her 4-year-old daughter, Kira, to the library for …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 20, 2014 09:40AM Published Mar 4, 2014 04:11PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.