Storytimes Now Offered In Arlington’s Eight Most Popular Languages 

The Arlington Public Library announces a new series of storytimes offered in international languages.

The Arlington Public Library announces a new series of storytimes offered in international languages.

The Arlington Public Library announces a new series of storytimes offered in international languages, beginning in March 2019. Storytimes promote early literacy and build strong family relationships. Please join us to listen and experience engaging stories read by community volunteers in one of six different international languages presented once a month from March to August.

With these storytimes, the Library is offering early literacy services in the eight most-frequently spoken languages in Arlington. The new storytimes, provided in Vietnamese, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese, are in addition to programs already given in English and Spanish.

The stories are geared for preschool-aged children but the whole family is welcome to attend. Young learners will enjoy a unique storytime with a native speaker and learn a little about their culture.  No registration is required.

World language storytimes are offered at the following dates and times:

Japanese Storytime

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month: March 12, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

French Storytime

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month: March 12, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Southeast Branch

Chinese Storytime

Date: 2nd Thursday of the month: March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: East Arlington Branch

Portuguese Storytime

Date: 4th Thursday of the month: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Southwest Branch

Arabic Storytime

Date: Tuesdays: March 19, April 16, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 20
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: East Arlington Branch

Vietnamese Storytime

Date: 4th Saturday of the month: April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Southeast Branch

These storytimes are offered in addition to the Library’s regular storytimes and are made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2018).

 

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