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CHAPTER 11: Services
COMPUTER ID: SEPRO-1
Title: Storytime Policy
Effective Date: 11-24-86
Authorized By: Library Board of Trustees
Date of Last Revision: 3-2013
The Marathon County Public Library offers storytimes to children and families intended to
further the library's mission of connecting people with information, ideas, and community.
Standards for educational development, as provided by the Wisconsin Department of
Public Instruction, shall be used as guidelines in the planning and development of programs
Storytimes are conducted for a variety of audiences. Activities presented are geared for the
targeted developmental age of the specific program.
The purpose of storytime is to introduce children to literature and reading through various
activities including books, storytelling, puppets and other props, songs, games, music and
fingerplays. Books and other activities in storytime programs are intended to help
preschool-age children develop early language, literacy, and pre-reading skills.
Knowledge of Letter Sounds
Concept of Word/Word Recognition
Fingerplays and other activities are included to extend story themes, and help children
develop age-appropriate motor and social skills. Literature-based and other crafts may be
presented as occasional additions to special storytime programs, but crafts are not featured
on a regular basis at storytimes.
- Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street Wausau WI 54403 USA
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