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Sensory Storytime

The Napping House

The Denver Public Library’s next storytime designed specifically for children with special needs will take place this Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Central Library. We will read, sing, dance, and socialize in the Children’s Pavilion. If your child has difficulty sitting through a regular storytime, consider trying this sensory storytime.

This monthly storytime is geared toward children at the preschool level with autism or other developmental disabilities. The books we read are adapted to include interactive elements, making the story more accessible for all. On the 10th we will read The Napping House by Audrey Wood. Last month we had fun reading Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd.

Kiss and Cry

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The baby boom among staff here at Denver Public Library has me wishing for a "kiss-and-cry" area similar to that for the skaters at the Olympics.

I am overjoyed for my colleagues and more than ever, feel called to make a meaningful contribution to society.  Somehow, just caring for my pet cockatiel is not enough.  Not one to play the tax card, I started to think about practical ways I can contribute to the success of children in my own community. And while the prospect is overwhelming, I have narrowed my tasks to three simple actions:
1) Don't text and drive,
2) Offer to baby-sit for friends and family waiving my required nonrefundable furniture deposit, and

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