Shreve Memorial Library, along with other libraries, schools, and bookstores, will celebrate children’s literacy and the joy of reading by observing Children’s Book Week May 3 through May 9 and encouraging children to find their superpower through reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, and in homes. With the 2021 theme of “Reading is a Superpower,” Shreve Memorial Library will host a series of live virtual storytimes throughout the week. Each storytime will be held via Zoom and will feature some of Shreve Memorial Library’s favorite storytellers and staff members.
On Monday, May 3, kick off Children’s Book Week with superhero Ms. Emily from the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch. Join in “Reading is a Superpower!” at 10:00 a.m. The storytime will include singing, movement, and amazing stories. This program is perfect for babies and toddlers.
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Then jump into Children’s Book Week with more singing, dancing, and hopping during “Jump, Frog, Jump” on Tuesday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. The North Shreveport Branch’s Ms. Lynn and her storytime friends are sure to get children moving and learning with an interactive storytime all about frogs.
On Wednesday, May 5, Ms. Jackie of the David Raines Branch will present “Spicy Cajun Tales Storytime” at 10:00 a.m. Join the fun as she retells the classic story, The Cajun Gingerbread Boy by Berthe Amos. The Cajun Gingerbread boy is running through southwest Louisiana. A step ahead of the Gingerbread boy is Mawmaw, the shrimper, the fiddler, and the farmer! He comes to the bayou and meets bad old M’sier Cocodrie, the alligator. To find out what happens next, tune in to this adventurous story.
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More adventure is in store on Thursday, May 6, as Ms. Toni from the Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch presents “Old MacDonald’s Farm Adventures.” This fun-filled storytime tells what happens on Old MacDonald’s farm. Preschoolers will get the opportunity to experience the adventure, sing, and dance. The adventure begins at 10:00 a.m.
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Children’s Book Week wraps up with Miss Ladybug’s Virtual Storytime on Friday, May 7. Spring has sprung, and Miss Ladybug is back to bring you an all-new virtual storytime in celebration of Children’s Book Week. Join her and find out why reading is a superpower at 10:30 a.m.
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All storytime programs are free and open to the public. However, registration is required.