(Grades Pre-K - 4th)
30 minute storytime followed by teen volunteer involvement, with the Librarian overseeing the program to completion
10 (varies, from 5 to 10 animals is best)
We asked patrons to register, and they got a reminder email. This way we could keep it to about 10 children with their stuffed animal.
Total time: 2 hours with help from Teen volunteers
“They're the actual loveys of young children who left them at the library for a 'sleepover'. Library workers snap photos of them choosing books, reading together, bonding over 'The Rainbow Fish'. When kids pick them up the next day, they can see how much fun their little friends had with books -- and the hope is that it will encourage more children to explore reading.” --From CNN's coverage of the program.
Minimal - under $5 (only involves some paper for writing letters from the stuffed animals to their owner)
Pictures from the sleepover (you can see more in the CNN article or on our Facebook page)
Head of Youth Services
West Orange Public Library
Article ID: 1462
Created On: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 1:04 PM
Last Updated On: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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