AWESOME! About once a week families flock to Shawnee County’s community centers for education and fun brought to you by the library. They participate in librarian-led storytimes, like Pajama Storytime and workshops, like School Readiness.
The convenience of having a library program in their neighborhood really works for busy parents. Sarah Krause, assistant director at Garfield, was delighted to have an opportunity to attend a library program in her neighborhood.
“As a working parent, it’s convenient to have an option in the evening to get to go to a library program,” she said.
Jeremy Rathbun and his daughter Allison attended Preschool Storytime at Garfield Community Center, recently and had rave reviews of the stories and craft.
“This is great. She gets to have a story read to her and opportunity for togetherness,” Rathbun said.
There’s something for older kids too. Teens can learn new skills like songwriting, creating artworks and job skills. Adults can dig into their family history with genealogy programs, get crafty with knitting programs and learn computer software, such as Excel.
Look at the schedule in Library News. Programs at community center locations are indicated with a triangle symbol.