Babies in the Library programs will be offered at local branches starting in June. The programs are for babies up to 12 months old accompanied by a caring adult. Siblings are welcome, as are moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers.
Here's the schedule:
- Ruch Branch Library — 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, June 4 through July 23, 7919 Highway 238. Call 899-7438.
- Talent Branch Library — 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in English, 4 to 5 p.m. in Spanish, June 4 through July 23, 101 Home St. Call 535-4163.
- Eagle Point Branch Library — 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, June 5 through July 24, 239 W. Main St. Call 826-3313.
- Shady Cove Branch Library, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 5 through July 24, 22477 Highway 62. Call 878-2270.
- Medford Branch Library, 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, June 15 through Aug. 3, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 774-8678.
- Ashland Branch Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 16 through July 21, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 774-6995.
Each session of Babies in the Library will focus on a different early literacy skill, such as rhyming, repetition, reading aloud and oral language. The skills are taught within a 30-minute story time of songs, bounces and reading, followed by a half-hour of play and chat time. Duplicate copies of the books read during story time will be available.
For information, contact Margie Cicerrella, project coordinator, at 774-6995.