The Laurens County Library and Laurens County First Steps will be putting on a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, “PJ Party with Elephant and Piggie”, at the Laurens Library on Saturday, May 19 at 10am.
The gathering will be celebrating the whimsy of Mo Willem’s beloved characters Elephant and Piggie. Children are invited to come to the library in their pajamas for a special story time with snacks. Each child who participates will receive a free book provided by Laurens County First Steps.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten helps in providing a word-rich environment, increasing a child’s exposure to a wide variety of books, and promoting the child’s use of the library – a gold mine of free material available to community members.
Family members are encouraged to count each book read to a child by a parent, grandparent, older sibling, or anyone else. Since many children will ask for the same book to be read many times, parents may count every book read every time it is read.
The Laurens County Library and Laurens County First Steps have dedicated themselves to family engagement and early literacy. The Laurens County Library Youth Services offers a welcoming environment for children and their families. The library has resources for parents as well as grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
For information on 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and other story time programming, please call the Laurens Public Library at 864-681-7323 or visit www.lcpl.org.