400 Cedar Street • P.O. Box 475 • Baldwin, WI 54002-0475 • (715) 684-3813
Storytime: Strengthen your child’s early literacy skills, and just have fun! (Note: If BW schools are cancelled due to weather, there will be no Storytime).
****We are introducing a new Storytime facilitator for the Pre-school, 4K, and Toddler classes this year: Erica Wahlquist! Erica is a lifelong resident of Baldwin and has run the Berry Patch pre-school. We are very excited to have her with us!
We also welcome back Nancy Phernetton to our Lap-sit group! Nancy was a favorite from years past, and we are glad to have her back!
Special Holiday Storytime - Tuesday Dec 3rd.
Autumn storytime has ended Nov. 19th. Come to the special holiday storytime for stories, songs, crafts, and treats. Also, Santa will visit! And there will be a special mailbox for letters to Santa. All ages of morning classes will meet at 10am, and evening at 6:30 (also 4K).
2013-14 school-year Storytime at Baldwin Library will resume on January 7th for Pre-school, Toddlers, and Lap-sit. You can sign your child up now at the front desk in the library or call us at 684-3813.
Classes are at different times depending on the child’s age. The pre-school classes are for children ages 3-5, involving stories, songs, crafts, plays, etc. for about 45 minutes (with no parent in the room). The sessions are offered at 9:30 am or 6:30pm on Tuesdays. Younger children can attend the Lap-sit program at 9:45am (for up to age 24 months, with adult attending) or the Toddler program at 10:30am (for 2- to 3-year-olds, with adult attending). Please note: Though the library does not officially open on Tuesdays until 10:00am, the door will open at 9:30 to accommodate Storytime families.
The Lap-sit program lasts for about 20 minutes, and is designed to introduce infants to the wonders of books and the library. A very simple story with lots of actions will be read, and children will be invited to participate if they are able in simple songs and finger plays. Children too young to participate will enjoy sitting on the parent's lap and watching and hearing the festivities. It's never too soon to expose kids to books, as considerable research shows the benefits later in their school and working years.
The Toddler program will last about 30 minutes and involves a couple of stories, sing-along songs, puppets, and other activities designed to create a love of reading and the growth of creativity. One adult is required to be in the room and is encouraged to participate with the child as you see fit.
Parents of 2-year-olds can choose either the Lap-sit or Toddler session, depending on which best fits their child's readiness. Parents of 3-year-olds can choose either Toddler or Pre-school depending on their child’s comfort level, whether they would be better with older or younger children, and whether they would like the parent in the room or not.
Accommodations can be made to bring younger or older children along to a particular session if a family has multiple children participating.
There is also a special Storytime for the 4K classes on Friday mornings at 10:00am.
Please call or stop in to get more information and register your child soon, as space is limited! For questions, call Bonnie or Rebecca at 684-3813. We hope to see you here!
Monday 11:00 - 6:00