Special to SEGAZINE
What do you wear to a Pajama Reading Party? Well, PJ’s of course!
Both children and parents wore their pajamas to the Brantley County Public Library for the event. The event was coordinated by the Head Start Program in collaboration with the library. The P.J. Party has become an annual event, which both families and staff look forward to. The Brantley County Head Start/Early Head Start Center is operated by Concerted Services, Inc., your local community action agency.
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Children and parents can come to the library to check out books, DVDs, use the Internet, and attend special programs. There is a lot happening at the Brantley County Public Library.
Ms. Priscilla Gibson had the children laughing and clapping as she read aloud and conducted a craft activity. The parents learned about the Head Start literacy programs and the public library resources. Parents learned how string and music can be literacy activities and even had the chance to discover that “tear art” is an emergent literacy activity. “We appreciate the local library collaborating with the Head Start program,” stated Dr. Shelli Tyre, Head Start Director. “Collaborative partnerships, such as those with our public libraries, are an integral part of the program.”
We would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Brantley County Public Library for hosting the event again this year,” stated Carol Clarke, Head Start Literacy Coordinator. “Concerted Services, Inc. promotes family and emergent literacy. We are thrilled that several families signed up for library cards during the event.”