Library ties books to fun
July 25, 2007
When youth services librarian Heather Reynolds reads bedtime stories to children, her facial expressions add more drama and humor to the story than the illustrations in the book.
Every Monday in July, kids were invited to the 7 p.m. Family Bedtime Storytime.
Children were encouraged to " wear your pj’s, slippers and bring your favorite bear." Nine children showed, some in pajamas, none with bears, but one with a flask of milk.
Reynolds said Bedtime Storytime has been popular with locals who either know of it by visiting the library or from word of mouth. Every story she reads has a bedtime theme and, as she reads, she asks attentive kids, "What do you do to get ready for bed? You wash your face and brush your teeth, don’t you?" Kids nod, and brace for the next page of the story.
Reynolds said there is a craft project at the end of every story. Monday’s craft involved attaching a bear’s face to a little paper bag to make a bear puppet, the bag acting as the bear’s bed.
Garrett Hebert was distracted. Herbert, 17 months old, drank milk and checked things out as Reynolds read. Herbert’s mother, Sylvia, blamed his lack of focus on not caring for the subject matter as much as he does with his favorite book, The Big Red Barn.
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The Park City Library is located at 1255 Park Ave. in Park City.
The Library has a series of special events for both kids and adults. For the latest information, visit http://www.parkcitylibrary.org , or call 615-5600