Celebrate Spring at American Sign Language Storytime
Published on Monday, March 25, 2013 - 5:13pm
Anxious for some green? Come to the American Sign Language Story Time on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m.!
This very special storytime will feature Julie Fogliano’s charming book, And Then It’s Spring, which expresses in words and pictures anticipation for the new season. Caldecott award winner Erin E. Stead’s illustrations capture the transition from brown to green above and below the ground. Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign the story, assisted by ASL voice interpreters. Therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL) will join the fun.
It’s all taking place in the Children’s Division, Room 200, at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library! Following the book presentation, Children’s Room staff will offer craft projects to extend the story and its meaning for our young audience.
This wonderful story time collaboration between DCPL’s Adaptive Services Division and Children’s Services is scheduled for the first Saturday of each month from October through May. Previous ASL storytimes have highlighted the books written by Julia Donaldson, the current Children’s Laureate in the United Kingdom, who has made service to deaf children in that country a focus of her outreach.
All are welcome at this unique program that makes learning American Sign Language accessible in a fun and comfortable way.
For more information, please contact the MLKJML Children’s Division: 202.727.1248.