Youth Services

Youth Services

Kid and teen magazines available for checkout at the library

Storytime changes for this fall

Hooray! Storytime is coming back to the Gering Library!

Because of the current health measures, things will be slightly different in youth services this fall at GPL, but we are striving to provide as many services as we can while maintaining safety and following the directed health measures from the state.

Consequently, storytime will begin in mid-September but with a few changes. There will be one weekly storytime every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. There will be no inside playtime or crafts this fall. We are going to have storytime in Legion Park during September and possibly longer if the weather holds out so children can play in the park after storytime.

In the case of inclement weather and when it becomes too cold, we will hold storytime in our Community Room with appropriate social distancing. Storytime will begin on September 16th.

Masks are highly recommended but not required.

Benefits of Storytime

  • integrates visual (pictures and words) with auditory (spoken words) to facilitate language learning
  • provides opportunities for turn taking
  • increases listening and attending skills
  • encourages early literacy skills and phonological awareness
  • encourages a love of reading
  • encourages families to come to the library and check out materials
  • introduces authors and illustrators to families in a fun way
  • models good oral reading skills for parents and caregivers to follow
  • introduces songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes to parents that can be enjoyed at home
  • creates a social opportunity for parents and caregivers

 

LEAP

LEAP is currently suspended this fall with the hope of starting back up again during the winter if community health conditions improve.

 

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Name: Gering Library Teen Book Dragons

Description: A group of teens in the 7th-12th grades who meet regularly to accumulate volunteer/service hours, make recommendations concerning the teen collections, and brainstorm and develop community relevant programming for the library. Contact the library for more information about TAB.

Lego Club

Lego Club is currently suspended for the fall with the hope of starting back up again during the winter if community health conditions improve.