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. Lots of opportunities for movement and music are interspersed throughout the 20-30 minute session. Most importantly, the librarian leading the storytime is flexible to each child’s needs.
Prior to the event, parents have an opportunity to talk to the librarian about their child’s likes and dislikes and everyone receives a social story about coming to the library for storytime. After storytime there are toys and drawing materials available, encouraging families to linger and play.
As with any storytime at the Library, an adult must be present. Siblings and therapists are welcome.
Registration is required and space is limited. A small group of children will help make this storytime calm and comfortable for those attending. Please call 720-865-1306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or ask questions.