Families can now experience the fun of Tompkins County Public Library’s popular storytimes from the comfort of their own homes with “Storytime-To-Go” kits.
Available in the Library’s Youth Services Department, “Storytime-To-Go” kits contains five thematic books, a CD, companion toys or puzzles, song/rhyme cards and activities and resources to help caregivers and educators create and share engaging learning experiences through storytimes.
“We want to inspire every family to talk, sing, read, write and play with their children as often as they can,” said Youth Services Librarian Kate DeVoe. “We hope that having these new kits, bundled and ready to go, will make that as easy and fun as possible.”
Kits can be borrowed for three weeks and are available in a variety of themes for multiple age groups. Available kits, include: Backyard Science, Funny Books, Ready to Read, Hands on Learners: Baby and Toddler, Building and Engineering and Crafty Kids. Read-Along Songs and Read-Along Songs for Babies kits are also available through support from the Family Reading Partnership.
For more information or to borrow a kit, visit the Library’s Youth Services Department or call (607) 272-4557 extension 275.
Funding for “Storytime-To-Go” kits has been made possible by the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation through generous support from the Helen T. Howland Foundation of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.