The Algona Public Library has a new program for children ages 0-5 to beat the winter doldrums. “Hibernation Happiness” will kick off with a pajama story time on Monday, February 27th from 6:30-7 PM. Parents can pick up materials and learn about the program while kids get ready for bedtime by enjoying an un-BEAR-ably cute story with our children’s librarian.
The “Hibernation Happiness” program is offered through a grant from the Early Childhood North Central Iowa (ECNCI) Literacy Program. The goal of this grant-funded program is to nurture literacy and encourage a love of reading in young children. This program will focus on alphabet skills through a number of fun activities parents can do with their child, as well as opportunities to learn through visits to the library. Children will practice recognizing letters they see in their community, creating the letter shapes, and learning letter sounds. Parents will also have a chance to help build their child’s skills by participating in a “Make and Take” workshop which will create a tactile alphabet book for their home. Come join the fun!