Librarian provides Live Storytime

LaBelle – Though the Barron Library is currently closed to the public, our beloved Barron Library Director, Karen Hildebrand, has been providing Storytime every week. Despite the closure put in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hildebrand has been reading stories Live on the Barron Library’s Facebook page, as a replacement for the once-popular Toddler Time program, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays around 10:00 a.m. each week.

Offering a variety of classic and new children’s books, she reads them with animated emotion, in her soothing and familiar voice, and describes each page’s pictures as she shows them to the camera. These Storytime Lives are geared for children 18 months to 3 years of age, and children in this age range are absolutely glued to the screen, as Hildebrand reads them the story of the day.

Hildebrand and the library staff are all working to make sure they are still somewhat accessible to the community.

“Even though we are still closed to the public, we want to keep supplying you with reading material. If you can’t reserve online, give us a call at 863-675-0833. Also, if you need to print a document, we’ll try to help with that as well,” read a recent Facebook post, on the Barron Library’s page. There is a cart full of free books, outside the library entrance with a sign that encourages everyone to help themselves. They also have been posting photos of new releases that are available for check out. You can reserve the book you want online, and/or call them for more information.

The Hendry County Library System website can be accessed here: http://www2.youseemore.com/hendrycountyls/directory.asp?loc=28

The Barron Library Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/BarronLibrary/

Photo by Danika J. Fornear: Barron Library Director, Karen Hildebrand, reads children’s stories Live on their Facebook page, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings each week.
Photo By Danika J. Fornear: Phoenix Hopper, age 3, enjoys watching the Storytime Live offered by Barron Library Director, Karen Hildebrand.

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