Storytime comes to Frazee LINK Site
A natural storyteller herself, Patty Nunn thought storytime would be a great addition to the Frazee LINK Site. "I'm trying to encourage families, daycare providers, classes not to worry if they still have Cheerios stuck to them, just come on in,"...
A natural storyteller herself, Patty Nunn thought storytime would be a great addition to the Frazee LINK Site.
“I’m trying to encourage families, daycare providers, classes not to worry if they still have Cheerios stuck to them, just come on in,” she said with a laugh.
Nunn took on the job as LINK coordinator in December, working in the library 10 hours a week. The library LINK site is located in the former administration building across from the high school.
She will be hosting preschool storytime the second Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. The first one will be Feb. 11.
“I would miss it if I didn’t do it at least once a month,” she said.
Though it’s been a while, Nunn worked at the Detroit Lakes Library – both Frazee and Detroit Lakes are a part of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library system – for 15 years as the children services coordinator so she’s no stranger to storytime. So when she started her job at the Frazee location, she thought she’d give it a try there, too.
Detroit Lakes hosts storytime twice a week – Thursday and Saturday.
“A kid could go storytime hopping,” she said with a laugh.
For about half an hour during storytime, Nunn said she plans to have a variety of books, songs, dances and puppets, whatever will “grab and hold their attention.”
While storytime is geared toward preschoolers age 3-5, Nunn said younger children are welcome as well. She said that parents shouldn’t worry about their children not being able to sit through half an hour of stories because that’s her whole point of mixing it up and entertaining the children.
She plans to feature “tried and true classic storybooks and new ones,” she said. Stories will include award winning titles, classic fairy and folk tales, musical stories and books that are just plain fun.
“Reading aloud is a great way to start children on a life long journey of enjoying books and reading,” she said, “as well as make their own selections of books to check out and take home.”
She said it would be great if parents set an example and checked out their own books to take home and read as well.
For now, Nunn said she plans to keep storytime once a month “to keep it kind of special” but would add more times in the future if it’s popular.
Storytime is free and open to anyone. Nunn said there is no pre-registraton; people can just show up at storytime.
“It’s easy to do a little something different before naptime.”
While storytime is just for the younger kids, the LINK site is a good source for all ages. The purpose of the LINK sites like Frazee is to “link smaller communities with bigger cities.” The site provides a “sample collection for all ages,” she said.
“The beauty is for people to request” materials, which are then delivered to the LINK site for easy pick-up. Items can be requested through the LINK site or online.
She said a lot of Frazee students walk across the street and request books, making it a convenient location for kids. Same with getting ECFE and Head Start classes to join in storytime.
Frazee LINK Site hours are Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information on this and other programs, contact the Frazee LINK Site at 218-334-2149, email email@example.com , or visit LARL’s website at www.larl.org .