Youth Services

Youth Services

Kid and teen magazines available for checkout at the library

Storytime changes for this winter

Hooray! Storytime is back at the Gering Library! (virtually)

Miss Christie has been busy filming storytime. Stop by our website and visit the video tab on the left side of the screen. We will have a new storytime up on December 9 and December 16. After Christmas break we will start posting them weekly on Wednesdays starting on January 6.

We have take home craft kits to go along with each storytime. They will be available Tuesday through Saturday each week, while supplies last.

Miss Christie also is happy to pick out a selection of books for you, just call and let us know your name and your children's ages and she can have a book bundle ready for you to pick up.

We take the old storytime videos down after a week in accordance to copyright. Miss Christie can't wait for storytime to be live again, but until then, you can watch her online.

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.