JKPL launches Early Literacy and Children’s Story Hour

Posted on Jul 21 2020


More than 70 children and their parents or guardians have participated and/or registered for the 2020 Summer Reading Program’s Story Hour classes, which the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library launched last Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

The children and their parents or guardians enjoyed listening and watching children’s librarian/certified teacher Rosalinda Ulloa and Bookmobile supervisor/certified teacher Leoralynn S. Terlaje present Early Literacy and Children’s Story Hour class.

Moreover, thanks to the Lady Diann Torres Foundation, the Story Hour class also featured specials guests—Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Cat in the Hat—who made surprise appearances throughout the week.

Families were ecstatic for the Story Hour class which includes a Motheread/Fatheread CNMI Learning Package to Go to take home and create stories and bonding experiences with their children.

In the Early Literacy Story Hour and Children’s Story Hour class, which is sponsored by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council’s Motheread/Fatheread CNMI, certified teachers of the Motheread/Fatheread CNMI facilitate the classes, which are a combination of two literacy programs: Motheread/Fatheread CNMI’s Story Exploring Class and JKPL’s Read Aloud. Classes are offered daily for the community.

The Early Literacy and Children’s Story Hour utilizes Motheread/Fatheread CNMI’s Story Exploring model—designed for children from birth through age 11—which uses multicultural award-winning children’s books to build reading and critical thinking skills. This curriculum uses targeted reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to foster problem solving, increase comprehension, and nurture a love of books. Children learn vocabulary and how to interpret stories using props, games, songs, and other activities to make reading fun.

To join the classes, a valid JKPL card is required. Limited seats are available. First registered, first served. Interested participants are invited to contact the library by appointment only at (670) 235-7315/7322/7323 (READ) during hours of operation: Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9:30am to 3:30pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am to 11:30am. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. (PR)

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