Did you know that Storytime begins at birth? Ascension Parish Library offers a variety of storytimes for children from birth through age five. All of our storytimes are fun, interactive, and engaging, and promote early literacy skills. We’ll make learning fun, and your child’s face will light up with excitement as they sing along with their favorite songs and participate in interactive picture books. Storytime is also great for boosting your child’s social confidence, and you’ll be amazed at how much they come out of their shells in just a few short weeks as they interact with other children and with our staff. Children are not the only ones who benefit from the social aspects of storytime. As a parent, you’ll to get to know other parents who have children of a similar age and stage. Babytime is for babies from birth through 18 months old. It’s an excellent chance for babies and caregivers to bond over books. Babytime is fast paced and energetic, and includes interactive board books and a variety of songs and fingerplays for babies and caregivers to enjoy together. Babytime will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 AM from October 3 through November 21 in Gonzales and Dutchtown. Registration is required for all storytimes. Parents can register their child in advance by either calling or visiting the library. For more information on these fun-filled, educational programs, please contact Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.
Are you interested in exposing your child to a new language in a fun and age appropriate setting? Join us for Bilingual Storytime! Children ages 7 and younger and their families are invited to take part in an exciting and interactive storytime that is presented entirely in English and Spanish. Enjoy thirty minutes of stories, songs, and active play, followed by a fun and easy craft. Bilingual Storytime will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Gonzales. For more information on this program, please contact the library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.
¿Está interesado en exponer a su hijo a un nuevo idioma en un ambiente divertido y apropiado para su edad? ¡Únase a nosotros para contar cuentos bilingües! Los niños menores de 7 años y sus familiares están invitados a participar en una emocionante e interactiva hora de cuentos que se presentaran completamente en inglés y español. Disfrute de treinta minutos de historias, canciones y juegos interactivos, seguidos de una manualidad divertida y fácil. La hora de cuentos bilingüe se llevará a cabo a las 6:00 PM el 21 de noviembre en Gonzales. Para obtener más información sobre este programa, comuníquese con la biblioteca en Gonzales al 647-3955, en Donaldsonville al 473-8052, en Galvez al 622-3339, o en Dutchtown al 673-8699.
Baby it’s cold outside. Warm up with a one-of-a-kind blanket that you make yourself! If you can tie a knot, you can easily make a no-sew fleece blanket. Keep it for yourself or share it with a friend. Ascension Parish Library and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are happy to team up to provide this workshop. All materials will be provided. Children under the age of 7 may need help from an older sibling. This program will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 4:30 PM, at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Hickley M. Waguespack Center in Donaldsonville, 1201 Maginnis Street.
As always, if you need a library card, we’ll be happy to sign you up for one during our visit. Children 13 and younger will need a parental signature. Anyone over the age of 14 can register for an adult card, but you will need to provide a photo ID. (High School IDs are fine.)