Check it Out! Sedona Public Library Autumn 2015 | Page 8

youth services Lots of Interactive Learning and Fun! Support Your Child’s Long-Term Success— Attend Story Time Research shows that reading aloud to your child, early and regularly, is the best way to support his or her longterm reading and academic success. The youth services librarians at Sedona Public Library are dedicated to helping you do just that. In addition to our impressive collection of books for babies through teens, we offer three age-specific story times per week and a monthly bilingual event. Little Sprouts Story Time. Tuesdays 10:30–11:00 a.m. Suited for children ages 3 to 6. Enjoy action rhymes, American sign language, stories, dancing, and music. n Baby Bookworms Story Time. Thursdays 10:30–11:00 a.m. Suited for children from birth to age 3. Giggles, songs, simple stories, and baby sign language make for a fun morning. n Sunshine Story Time. Saturdays 11:00 a.m.–noon All ages welcome, though best suited for children ages 3 and up. A full hour of stories, songs, and a craft. n Bilingual Story Time. First Saturday of every month, 11:00 a.m.–noon n Free Tutoring for First-Grade Students First-grade students can join a YUM! Book Bytes session and receive 14 weeks of after-school tutoring. Library staff and volunteers will help your child build reading skills and open the doors to a lifelong love of books. For complete details, contact Karen or Neysa at 928-282-7714, ext. 119. 8 check it out > Children Learn Through Their Play Come check out our newly redesigned Play to Learn area. Your child can enjoy a reading nook, a train table, a playhouse, and more. Through play, children learn valuable skills, such as: n n n