Slide Into a Good Book Story Sessions The Curwensville Branch Library is pleased to announce that registration for the upcoming winter story sessions begins on January 22, 2018. The theme for this session is “Slide Into a Good Book” and will feature snow loving creatures and animals. The library will offer sessions for early literacy programs for children aged 6 months through 5 years of age. Classes are free of charge but donations are always welcome. Area children aged 3 to 5 years are invited to participate in the “Slide into a Good Book” Budding Readers series of classes to be held each Wednesday. Parents or caregivers can choose enroll their child in either the 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. class time. At each session a book will be presented to the class using the theme and will be accompanied with coordinating activities to project the message of the story. To participate, a child must be 3 years of age by the first class attended or may enroll in the Little Sprouts program. The “Slide Into a Good Book” Little Sprouts classes will be held on Tuesdays. Preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years of age are invited to participate in the toddler time series of classes. Parents or caregivers have the option of enrolling their child in either the 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. class time. The Little Sprouts session emphasizes the value of reading aloud to your child, social interaction, learning and playing together, and developmental skills. Baby Time will be offered on Thursday’s at 10:00 a.m. Area babies 6 to 18 months and their caregivers are invited to participate in the 6 week series. Class time will be approximately 30 minutes. Babies and their caregivers will enjoy songs, lap-sit play, board books, rhymes, music, puppets, and sensory play. A waiting list will be available and a second class time opened if there is enough interest. The PA Forward initiative, launched by the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) in 2012, supports the efforts of libraries across the state as leaders in community education. The 5 literacies of PA Forward will help guide discussions within the winter story sessions. With each week’s discussion, children will experience at least one of the five literacies as part of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative. For more information on the session or to register, please contact the library at (814) 236-0355 during regular business hours. The Curwensville Public Library is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional information can also be found on the library website at www.clearfieldcountylibrary.org.