Last updateMon, 18 Jan 2021 7pm


Story Time at Library

Story TimeThe Guggenheim Memorial Library has begun their weekly Story Time series, in which students from Education, Business, Psychology and Social Work spend time with K-2 children and their parents.

Alex Rodriguez, a senior year social work major, explained the different operations of the weekly meetings.

“We pick a theme, such as today’s ‘pajama day’ theme, and we’ll pick a correlating book,” Rodriguez explained. “We’ll do an arts and crafts project as well that goes hand in hand with the theme. That’s the basis of it.”

The Story Time series has been around for 4 years, according to Rodriguez. “We started off pretty small, with 5 or 6 kids our first year,” Rodriguez said. “Now that we’ve been growing a little bit, we have more co-workers and we probably average up to about 9 or 10 kids.”

Often the same children will come weekly, according to the students involved in the meetings.

“Usually we have a lot of the same kids,” Rodriguez mentioned. “Some of the kids that come are family with Monmouth employees, so it’s convenient for them. We think the kids enjoy it, they always seem to be having a good time and they especially love the arts and crafts portion.”

PHOTO TAKEN by Matthew Cutillo

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