EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is bringing Storytime, a library staple, to the families of the community with Storytime To Go kits.
Library officials say these kits contain several Storytime components, including a shaker egg, a scarf, a beanbag, and bubbles.
The kit also contains a resource guide with information about how to have a successful Storytime and includes several Story and includes several Storytime songs.
“EVPL’s Storytimes are designed to provide a foundation for a child’s early literacy development,” said Lauren VosWanner, EVPL Oaklyn Assistant Experience Manager. “With the Storytime To Go kits, little ones can explore reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing with their adult on their own schedule.”
Those kits will be available at all eight EVPL locations and can be picked up through EVPL To GO, the library’s contactless curbside pickup, while supplies last.
They say the kits will be replenished throughout the year.
Kits will be limited to one per family due to availability.
Additional details about distribution at community events will be released later.
“We hope that caregivers will feel supported and empowered to incorporate early literacy skill development into their daily lives with our Storytime To Go kits,” said Erika Qualls Barnett, EVPL Programs & Outreach Manager. “We want every caregiver to feel comfortable and confident when creating a Storytime outside of a library environment.”
You can learn more about Storytime To Go and watch several digital Storytimes here.