StoryRiders

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Do you want the best educational start for your child, but don’t know where to begin? Visit a StoryRider program! Our StoryRiders travel to public libraries throughout the County sharing songs, books, movement activities, and rhymes.

Quality early literacy programs lay the groundwork for a successful learning experience when school begins. Each program is carefully designed to incorporate best practices, benefiting your child's growth and development. Take-home guides for caregivers and children are included so learning can extend beyond the program. These curated guides include book suggestions, fingerplays, and playful learning activities.

We are excited to introduce a new Preschool S.T.E.A.M. Program and Sensory Storytime. Learn more about these two special programs below! Children of all abilities are always welcome. If your child has specific needs, please speak with your StoryRider prior to the program.

You can stay up-to-date on the StoryRiders by following them on Facebook!

 

2019 Spring Schedule—View or download your copy here.

The StoryRiders will be visiting each library twice a month—double the visits means double the fun! Be sure to take a look at the February, March, and April calendars to see when the StoryRiders will be stopping by next.

 

StoryRider March 2019 Schedule

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Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and movement for babies and caregivers. Lapsit programs provide bonding opportunities for baby and caregiver. This is also a wonderful way meet other adults on the same journey of parenthood. 
Approximately 20 minutes.

Toddlers are always on the move! Our toddler storytime keeps toddlers active with stretching, dancing, singing, and art creation while also incorporating high quality books. Approximately 40 minutes.

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Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics for the younger crowd! Your preschooler will learn awesome STEAM concepts through hands-on experiments, exploration, and games. Children of all abilities are always welcome. If your child has specific needs, please speak with your StoryRider prior to the program. Approximately 30-45 minutes.

Sensory Storytime
Sensory storytime is an interactive program presented at a preschool level. This storytime is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing issues, or who feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds. 
Through carefully-selected books, songs, games, and toys, this program aims to engage all your child's senses and encourage literacy, motor skills, and social skills. Approximately 30 minutes.

Caregivers are welcome to speak with our Preschool Program Specialist prior to the start of the program to discuss specific needs for your child.  Questions? Contact Rachel Nazaruk: Rachel.Nazaruk@berks.lib.pa.us or Hilary Folga: Hilary.Folga@berks.lib.pa.us.


Miss Hilary holding puppet
Welcome Miss Hilary!

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Hilary, our newest Preschool Program Specialist, A.K.A. Storyrider. Hilary holds a passion for children's literature and is excited to share this as she travels around to the Berks County Public Libraries!

Hilary enjoys any opportunity to be outdoors in all seasons and loved visiting and hiking several State and National Parks with her family, including trips by the ocean.

Her favorite color is red, and she can often be found relaxing in her kitchen making freshly baked goods for her family or a well-thought out gourmet meal!

Miss Hilary will join Miss Rachel as they conduct our traditional baby lapsit, toddler and preschool storytimes, including a Sensory Storytime and a Preschool S.T.E.A.M. Program. Sensory storytime is a carefully designed program for children on the Autism spectrum. Our Preschool S.T.E.A.M. Program will incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and math by encouraging children’s curiosity about the world around them through hands-on activities and play.

We welcome you to join Miss Hilary and Miss Rachel at Berks County Public Libraries!