GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Thursday is National Reading Day, and libraries in West Michigan are running programs to encourage kids to pick up a good book.
At the Kent District Library in Grandville, staff kicked a week of programs off with family story time, aiming to get kids and parents to practice their literacy skills together.
“What we offer here at Grandville, we have a program just about every day. Monday night is yoga story time, Tuesday is preschool story time, toddler time, baby time. Wednesday is sensory story time, Thursday is a family story time,” said Kris Vogelar, a youth specialist at the Grandville Kent District Library. “So we like to think that, here at Grandville, anyway, and many of our branches that we have all ages covered in terms of a story time program for the kids.”
Parents who want to get their children involved in a reading program can reach out to their local libraries for a schedule of weekly events.