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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Library has more than books to offer


Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Davian Monreal plays with numerous Legos after toddler time Monday morning.

One is never too young to visit the library.

After a Monday toddler time, a program designed for children 0-2 years old, the children made their way out of the multipurpose room toward the books.

In most cases, the mothers picked out books while their children played in the Legos, tents, or trains set up in the youth services area of the library.

Becky Iwen, Sweetwater County Library youth services manager, said there is a nation-wide campaign by the American Library Association encouraging parents to talk to their babies as much as they can every day to encourage early childhood development.

Reading books to children is one way to for parents to do that.

During toddler times, a book is read, songs are sung and games are played. These are all ways parents can learn how to interact with their child.

With a different theme every week, parents and children alike will never get bored. This week, parents learned how to make a simple car trip fun by making up stories about what they see as they drive.

With fun games and toys to play with, it is easy to see why parents and children gravitate toward the library.

"A lot of people think of the library as a place to come get books, but it's so much more than that," Iwen said.


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