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'Story Time' fosters literacy, creativity among children

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  • By Airman 1st Class Carissa Wollff
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
The Andersen library's Story Time offers youngsters an enjoyable glimpse at mythical lands, fields of imagination and a myriad of opportunities for stimulating young minds, every Wednesday.

"Story Time consists of book reading and activities focused on the learning of the English language as well as the improvement of motor skills and the development of creativity," said Christina Wray, library aide for the 36th Force Support Squadron.

According to Ms. Wray, there has been a Story Time event at the Andersen library since the 90s.

The library holds two Story Time sessions--one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 3 p.m.

Story Time is an event for any age Ms. Wray said. The library accepts children from zero years old up to school age and never turns anyone away.

More than 20 children attend each week.

"Story Time is designed specifically to allow children to be creative while at the same time providing an opportunity to encourage reading and promote literacy," said Alicia Jackson 36th FSS library aide.

Ms. Jackson and Ms. Wray said they enjoy Story Time just as much as the children do. Ms. Jackson has been doing Story Time since June, and says that it is the highlight of her week.

"What I like about Story Time is working with the kids," Ms. Jackson said. "It allows me to bring out my inner child. The children make me laugh and always seem so eager to learn. It amazes me how much knowledge these children have."

For more information about Story Time contact the base library at 366-4291 or 366-4294.