By Ashleigh Rogers
Holt Journal staff writer
Families with small children gathered at the Holt – Delhi Library on Wednesday, Feb. 9 for PJ Storytime. During the event, parents bring their children in their pajamas, for a session of family storytime. The theme for this week was, of course, Valentine’s Day.
PJ Storytime is held at the library the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, giving families an excellent opportunity to involve their children in books at an early age. Diane Warfield is the creator and coordinator of PJ Storytime and began the event almost a decade ago with what was then known as Baby Storytime.
“A lot of the storytimes are held during the day and this is one that is held at nighttime for working parents,” explained Warfield.
The usual turnout is around 20 children, ranging in ages from 2 to 10 and sometimes older. Most families come from Holt and feel that the event is a great way to not only enhance their children’s early stages of education, but it’s also a great way to help improve their children’s reading skills. Dan Harry brings his 4-year-old son, Aiden to PJ Storytime and is in complete support of any of the library’s events.
“Aiden loves to come to all the library events, and they help add to his educational experiences” Harry said. “I definitely think that more parents should take advantage of events like this.”
In addition to Warfield reading Valentine’s Day stories to the families, the children
also made crafts including Valentine’s Day cards, and enjoyed a platter of sweet treats afterward.
In addition to PJ Storytime, the Holt – Delhi Library offers several events for children of all ages and adults. To check out what upcoming events are on the library calendar, visit their website at:
The Holt – Delhi Library is located at:
2078 Aurelius Road
Holt, MI 48842
Photos taken by: Ashleigh Rogers, staff writer