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Storytime Kicks Off Fall Library Programs


(Central Library Youth Services Supervisor Elizabeth Jones engages children with a felt board activity. (Photo: Angela Pounders)

MANASSAS, Va. – Central Library kicked off their fall children’s programs for ages 2-6 years old on September 13 with films on three classic children’s books including Harold & the Purple Crayon. Free popcorn and lemonade were provided to the 55 people in attendance.

At the conclusion, the librarians passed out papers to the children for them to draw their own pictures with a purple crayon. These pictures can be brought to any story time held in September to be entered in a contest to win a “Harold’s Purple Crayon Treasury.”

Youth Services Librarian Anna Langrill, was there at the event and said, “We’re thrilled to be starting our fall programs. Through the story times and other programs we offer, we introduce children to books, music, art and help them develop critical early literacy skills. We also have lots of fun!”

Muncha Muncha Books, a weekly story time program held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. began September 19th. The theme is “Stories Every Child Should Know.”

In addition to engaging books, a craft or movie will be offered on alternate weeks. Anna said that the movies were introduced because some classic books are just too long for this age group to sit through, but they’ll sit through a movie of the stories.

There is no registration for story time, but you must pick up a craft stick (limited to 24 children) from the Information Desk in order to do the craft, so arrive a little early.

Central Library also offers Music and Motion every other Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. starting September 18. This year old program had 61 people drop-in. The children (and their adults) sang, waved bandanas to “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and danced.

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