Curwensville Library introduces new reading program for fall

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Curwensville Library is offering a new children’s program this fall after a successful summer program with its new Youth Service Coordinator Samantha Palmer.

The library will bring story time and toddler time for the fall season using American folk heroes as a theme. There will also be craft sessions for children and even adults. The whole point of this is to prepare children for school and to help them understand the importance of literacy.

“I have a story hour just for 3-5 year olds and 1-3 year old toddlers where they can kind of learn and discover and hopefully appreciate literacy more, bring the literacy at home. it’s really important to me that the library be a very comfortable environment,” Palmer said.

Palmer launched a new reading program this summer, his program engaged 150 children and kept them away from electronics.

“I had no experience, no role models of anything, so I kind of mixed something together and it was incredibly successful. 150 children registered between 1 and 18 years old. Our kids ages 7 and under logged 799 books and our kids ages 8 and up logged nearly 21,000 minutes of reading this summer,” Palmer said.

Not only will Palmer’s program help prepare children for school, but it will also provide alternative electronic entertainment for children and adults.

“We really try and also help prepare the kids for when they go to school across the street. What kinds of things they can look forward to and be excited about. We have so many different programs, we have a lot of passive programs that I’m going to throw in kind of like pop-up crafts that kids can take home and work on,” Palmer said.

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Parents can register their children online here or by visiting the library in person. The library is located at 601 Beech Street.

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