Our youngest patrons have a special story time of their own—Baby Story Time, for infants through young toddlers, happens on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. This special story time focuses on the early literacy skills that babies and toddlers need to be ready to start school. Ms. Emily, Glatfelter Memorial Library’s Youth Services Coordinator, incorporates repetition, call and response, sight words and a focus on books with engaging pictures to keep children involved. Baby Story Time also includes fingerplays, songs, and movement, which helps children develop their motor skills.
During Baby Story Time, parents and caregivers are active participants. Each adult gets a handout detailing the songs and stories, so they can follow along and model for their little ones. After the story time is over, caregivers and children can check out books, explore the library’s imaginative play area and have the option of doing a craft.