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Maryville Public Library’s Story Hour builds literacy skills

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Maryville Public Library is helping parents to teach early literacy skills to their young children, through the story hour program.

The library makes the story hour events convenient for working, stay-at-home and home schooling parents by scheduling the monthly events during evening hours.

Story hour, organized by Deborah Clark, is the third Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm. It is aimed at children ages three to eight, although younger and older siblings are welcome. Each story hour has a theme which is carried out through stories, songs, poems, learning centers, crafts and snacks.

“It is important to read for so many reasons,” Clark explains.

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