Public Libraries Expand Story Time
The surge in story time crowds reflects a widespread belief in the importance of reading together and developing early literacy skills.
Story time is drawing capacity crowds at public libraries across New York and across the country at a time when, more than ever, educators are emphasizing the importance of early literacy in preparing children for school and for developing critical thinking skills. The demand crosses economic lines, with parents at all income levels vying to get in. (The New York Times)