If you’re looking to escape from the Beaufort heat with the kids for a few hours during the day, the Beaufort Branch Library gives you a free way to stop sweating and enjoy some fun and educational opportunities. From storytime for the little ones, to just hanging out in the air conditioning reading a good book, there’s plenty to do indoors at the downtown spot.
The famous children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”
This summer, the downtown Beaufort Branch Library is trying to do just that. Research has proven that reading just a few minutes a day can help prevent what is known as the “summer slide.” Now through July 21st, you can help your child grow by participating in the 2017 Summer Reading program. This year’s program challenges readers not only to meet their reading goals and win prizes, but offers programming that instills creativity and building skills. Children’s Librarian, Kathleen McTeer and Children’s Programmer Catherine Williams have a wide range of programs to fit this year’s theme, Build a Better World.
Storytimes for children will continue throughout the summer. “Tiny Tot Time” takes place on Monday mornings at 11:00am and again on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am, and is intended for children ages 0-4. Little ones will have fun listening to stories, songs and finger plays.
Children ages 4-6 will enjoy our “Young Literati Storytime” which takes place on Thursdays from 4:00-4:30pm, where they can take part in stories, songs, crafts and snacks.
Lastly, the library will celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday on July 31st. Happy Birthday Harry Potter will take place at 4:00pm in the Children’s programming room. This program is sponsored by the Lobeco Branch Library but will be held at the downtown library.
All programs at the Beaufort County Library are free. Please contact the children’s department at 843-255-6441 for more information.