Free Preschool Program
Join us each week to explore new worlds through reading.
Storytime at the Carnegie is brought to you by the Herbert and Vivian Olson Children’s Reading Program, and is sponsored by the City of Bemidji Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of the Carnegie.
“The fire of literacy is created by the sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading.”
Storytime at the Carnegie
Bemidji’s historic Carnegie Library has become the home of a children’s reading program, coming full circle to its original purpose after more than 100 years.
Storytime at the Carnegie is sponsored by the City of Bemidji Parks & Recreation Department. It was created thanks to a generous donation from the Herbert and Vivian Olson Children’s Reading Program, in support of early childhood education and children’s literacy. Storytime is a free, weekly program for preschool age children (3-5), and runs on Mondays at the Carnegie Library.
Research shows that the single best predictor of a child’s success in school is being read to. Academic achievement and good test scores result not from flash cards, workbooks, fancy preschools, or computers, but from Mom or Dad taking the time every day or night to sit and read wonderful books to their child.
Interested in Volunteering?
As a volunteer for Storytime at the Carnegie we hope that you will share your love of reading and literacy and help children to become lifelong readers.
Here is some information to help you decide if you would like to be a volunteer at Storytime.
- Two volunteers are needed to do Storytime each week.
- Volunteers will have a love of books and reading and want to share with preschoolers.
- Storytime is 30-45 minutes each Monday.
- There is an on-line sign-up system, and volunteers can sign up for as many sessions as they want.
*** To volunteer, click on the link to the City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department email.
Thank You! We look forward to seeing you at Storytime.