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2017-04-27

Announcing Children’s Book Week celebration at all three Bandera County Libraries

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This May marks the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week. The theme for this year’s observance is “One World, Many Stories.” As the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, the three Bandera County Libraries are encouraging children to bring their parents to their nearest Library during the week of May 1-7.
At the Lakehills Area Library, Director Dianne Landes says, “we will be celebrating Children's Book Week by kicking off our 1,000 books by kindergarten campaign. Each interested family will receive an information kit and we will have our display up where the kids get to place their name every time they reach a 100 book marker.” Story Time at Lakehills is every Wednesday at 1030 am.
Mary Ellen Lindstrom of the Medina Community Library reminds patrons that they have Little One’s Story Time every Thursday at 1030 am. Monday is Lego Time from 330-530 pm.
Bandera Public Library Director Mike Garr really believes that more children in the community want to come to the Library but they are still dependent on a parent with a car to drive them to their favorite destination. Bandera has special bookmarks noting Children’s Book Week to distribute to its’ patrons, young and older.
Tuesday’s continue to be special with Story Time from 1030-1130 am with song, exercise, stories and crafts rounding out the hour. The Bandera Library has a retired first grade teacher, Pattie Mathis, as its’ Story Time coordinator. Pattie says “Story Time is a child’s first experience with using their imagination. They are then able to retell the story and that builds comprehension and vocabulary.”