We’ve had a bit of a slow start to our French Storytime, or “Une Heure de Conte en francais” at the library on Friday mornings this fall. Since we’re gearing up for the last few before we take a break, I’d like to talk about what we do at these sessions. They’re a lot of fun, and I think many people would enjoy them!
French storytime is aimed at children with some French language skills, but there is no need to be fluent. We read stories mostly in French (although there is plenty of English to keep everyone up to speed), and sing songs, or watch French videos.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING EACH SESSION?
We begin with lots of great stories, and try to base the sessions on the median age of the group. If the children appear to have more French language skills, we’ll switch it up and do a lot of fun reading. And if they’re still learning, then the sessions change. We also end each morning with a fun colouring sheet and possibly even a stamp, and a visit with some puppet friends.
WHERE DOES THIS TAKE PLACE?
We hold all our storytime sessions in the Barbara Walsh room, just off the Kids Corner. You can come in the back door, or drop in the usual way through the front entrance. During the colder months, we’ll have lots of space to store coats and boots, but come a little bit early to get settled. No registration is required, so drop in around 10:30am on Fridays to participate.
As with our other storytime sessions, we’ll be taking a little break during December, and starting up again in the new year. Follow us on Facebook for a current schedule. And if a storytime day falls on a day when buses are cancelled, we won’t hold the storytime session.
WHEN DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Join us each Friday at 10:30am for about a half hour session. You can stay as long as you wish, as the library is open all day on Fridays, but plan to come a few minutes early so that we can get started. Our last session is Friday, November 27th.
Help us to keep wonderful programs like this going through the year. Plan on attending and enjoy what the library has to offer!