"Library storytime as an event can foster a sense that the library is a special place, helping instill in your child(ren) a lifelong love for your local public library"
Making reading a fun activity through storytime helps encourage “print motivation”- i.e. the association of story-telling with excitement to develop the idea of reading as a pleasure and not a chore." - excerpts from "Library Storytime: It’s a Lot More than just the Story" by Tom Bruno
Spanish Fort Public Library also hosts a variety of special storytimes throughout the year:
- Local Author Storytimes when an author visits the library to read their book aloud to the children and families.
- Community Helper Storytimes when a public service worker, such as a firefighter or police officer from the community visits to read a favorite story aloud and share knowledge about their job.
- Special Afternoon and Saturday Storytimes when staff and volunteers offer a Storytime available to the children and families who are unable to attend our regular Wednesday morning stroytimes.
- Field Trip Storytimes when classes, camps, and groups in the community schedule a time to visit the library for a tour and a Storytime.
Storytime Resources you can use at home:
The site is intended to be a resource for parents, teachers and children to easily and simply listen to a great collection of children's books.