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, and check out the 2018 Summer schedule! Children of all abilities are always welcome. If your child has specific needs, please speak with your StoryRider prior to the program.
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.
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 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
Best Wishes Miss Kim!
In early June 2018, Miss Kim continued her professional journey, retiring from her role as Storyrider with Berks County Public Libraries. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and the many families who visited her storytimes throughout Berks. Miss Kim brought creativity and an exuberant passion for her work, always striving for the best. Best wishes to Miss Kim and all her future endeavors!
Welcome Miss Rachel!
We are thrilled to welcome Miss Rachel, our newest Preschool Program Specialist, A.K.A. Storyrider. Rachel brings a wealth of experience and positive energy to our StoryRider Program. In addition to her work as a Storyrider, she is also an E.M.T.
When she’s not reading graphic novels or poetry, she can be found exploring Pennsylvania state and local parks, hiking, camping, taking road trips, cooking, and exploring libraries.
Rachel will conduct our traditional baby lapsit, toddler and preschool storytimes, while also introducing two pilot programs, 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 Rachel this summer at Berks County Public Libraries!