Sam Gary: One Branch One Story

Sam Gary: One Branch One Story

I see Nikki, 4 year old Parker and baby Phoenix in Preschool storytime every week. Parker loves to read and Nikki loves to bring Parker to the library because he is not in school yet and it’s a chance for him to be around other kids his age. It’s a great tool for socialization Nikki says.

According to Nikki, Parker’s favorite things about the library are the books, storytime and the special summer of reading programs, and not necessarily in that order. This summer Sam Gary had 10 weekly programs covering live animals, theater, science concepts, magic, and magic combined with live animals and theater! They came to many of our programs. When I asked Parker which one was his favorite, he said “all!”

I also asked Parker what he liked about the library and he said the shows, storytime, books and because he had made a word. I looked where he pointed and he had taken our block alphabet letters and spelled out “kpaidjmor.” I asked him what that spelled and he said it is his story like we have here at the library. Hmmm, future author? Time will tell. The best part of summer reading? It brings many people to the Library and then they discover other reasons to keep coming back long after summer is over. The worst part for us librarians? 4 year olds, soon to be 5 year olds, go to Kindergarten at the end of summer. Good luck in school Parker!

Written by Kristi on August 15, 2013


Anonymous on August 17, 2013


Wow, great story, thank you for sharing.

Nikki Trammell on August 17, 2013


We really enjoy story time and Kristi is an AWESOME story time facilitator. She is super animated and really involves the kids in the story. She makes every week so fun and inviting that we look forward to the next session. We have taken advantage of the storytime lessons at other libraries as well. We love Elizabeth at Schlessman branch, she really gears her lessons toward getting preschoolers ready for school, and Regina-Renee at Pauline Robinson loves to make it interactive, and really tailors each lesson to her audience, as well. We have also attended the storytime at Park Hill Branch. We enjoy the craft at the end of each lesson. And of course all of the guests, teachers, that are brought in for the summer programming are amazing. Thanks so much for offering such a quality programing.

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