Evening Storytime being offered at library

A lucky bunch of kids were entranced by Evening Storytime last Wednesday night at the Fort Frances Public Library.
“It’s part of our mandate to do a family storytime,” librarian Andrea Avis noted.
The special event was a sneak preview of a program the library will be offering every Monday at 6:30 p.m. starting in September.
“[The program] will give people more opportunity to come and use the library,” said Avis, explaining that the 6:30 p.m. start time will give parents a chance to be involved in their children’s activities.
And if last Wednesday night’s response is any indication, the program is sure to be a success.
The young children sat quietly as Avis, Evelyn Norris, and Margitta McLeod dramatically read a selection of stories.
“Today our theme is bears,” said Avis as the attentive young crowd looked on.
McLeod then read Jez Alborough’s “My Friend Bear” and the evening was off to a rousing start.
“She seems to be enjoying it so far,” said Rochelle Kennett, who joined her daughter, Kelly Ahrens, in accompanying two-year-old Jordyn Ahrens to the library.
“She was too young to enjoy it last winter but now she is having fun,” Kennett added.
Between each book, the trio led the group in interactive sing-a-longs that entertained the children. The audience then quickly settled down each time a new book was read aloud.
“It was super,” said McLeod of the attention the children paid to each book. “I think the kids really enjoyed it.”

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