By Angela J. Reynolds, Community Engagement Coordinator, Annapolis Valley Regional Library
As we gear up for Fall storytime season, music comes to mind. After all, what would storytime be without music? Of course we share lots of books at storytime, but we also love our songs and rhymes. We know that kids love music, that we humans enjoy a good sing-along. We start with the babies — Windsor and Wolfville offer Babies & Books storytimes, and in Berwick, storytime starts with toddlers. Tuesdays in Wolfville means Book in the Nook, with stories and songs, often with Troubador Lisa playing guitar. Fun & Fables storytime in Windsor is a staple with the preschool set. Annapolis Royal has storytimes on Monday morning. Port Williams, Kingston, and Hantsport all have storytimes beginning this Fall. Check in with your local library to see who is singing up a storytime. And for a fun musical time at home with the kids, check out the YouTube playlists from BC librarians jbrary.com.
We don’t stop with storytime, though. In Bridgetown, our B.U.G. (or Bridgetown Ukulele Group) meets once a month. Join them on September 12 for a few tunes — there are even loaner ukes for the night. Our Windsor branch hosts a Third Thursday social each month. Stop by on September 15 for local easy-listening entertainment, coffee, and light refreshments. In Wolfville, the Patio Concert series has been going strong all summer. This month we feature Deep Roots artists Susan Crowe and Cindy Church on the patio from Noon to 1pm on September 23. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come see us at the library!