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Check it Out: Children’s programs coming to James V. Brown Library

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced new programs for the spring season.

Virtual Toddler Tales will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, starting April 1. This program is filled with music and movement, and book sharing for children and their caregivers ages 12 months to 3 1/2 years old. When children are read to, they develop a larger vocabulary of understood words, because books expose them to the rare or unfamiliar words used less often in everyday speech. This class will be conducted via ZOOM so participants must have access to a computer and Internet access to participate. Registration is required and will begin at 10 a.m. March 18 here: https://calendar.jvbrown.edu/home/event/16971/virtual-toddler-tales

Grandparents Storytime will resume in-person workshops from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the First Friday of each month, beginning April 1. During this workshop, families will sing, dance, read and explore artistic expression. This program is limited to six families and each family will sit at their own table and share materials. All attendees over age 2 are required to wear a mask and social distance. Registration is required and can be made here: https://calendar.jvbrown.edu/home/event/16908/grandparent-storytime

The Cookbook Club will resume in-person workshops from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning April 20. All attendees are required to wear a mask and social distance. Please bring your own packed lunch at this time. Registration is required and can be made here: https://calendar.jvbrown.edu/home/event/16918/cookbook-club

The library supports the PA Forward statewide initiative, which believes that when Pennsylvania residents improve their command of five types of literacy — basic, information, civic and social, health and financial – they can achieve greater success as students, parents, employees, consumers, as citizens. Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

— The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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