CATEGORY: Monroe County
PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP PARENTS GET KIDS READY FOR SCHOOL
By Eileen Bailey
ABERDEEN – A new monthly program at the Evans Memorial Library in Aberdeen is designed to help parents get their children ready for bed.
Bedtime Stories will be a new monthly program at the library, located at 105 N. Long St., and will feature bedtime stories, milk and cookies for children.
The first bedtime story session will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program will last for about 45 minutes and will feature a story read by a community resident.
“Kids are invited to jump in their pajamas, grab their teddy bears, pillows and blankets and come on down to the library,” said Kathy Bailey, librarian for the Evans Memorial Library. “One of my best memories of childhood was being read a bedtime story.”
Bailey said this is not an original idea and that other libraries already have such programs. But, she said, this is the first time for such a program in Aberdeen.
The Bedtime Stories will help children wind down at the end of the day and get them ready for bed. The program is geared for children who are between the ages of 3 and 10, Bailey said.
The program also will help parents by acting as a resource for reading materials for their children.
The first Bedtime Stories will feature children’s librarian Jane Nickerson. Other Bedtime Stories programs will be held on Feb. 20, March 19, April 23 and May 21.
The library also will be hosting a Bead Party later this month. The program will be on Jan. 27 and there are only 20 slots available. Children will learn to make jewelry from a wide selection beads and stones. There is a $5 registration fee that includes all materials.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information about the Bedtime Stories, the Bead Party or the library, call (601)369-4601.