Lebanon Community Libraries will be holding their “Smart Start Storytime” program at Gloninger Woods Park, no registration required. June 3 to Aug. 5, the educational program hosted by Miss Ronice of Lebanon Community Library will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m.

The program is 30 minutes and intended for babies up to two years old and their caregivers, though siblings are also welcome to attend. It is intended to help babies learn reading and socialization skills from a young age through books, music, nursery rhymes and more.

Due to the pandemic, recent Smart Start Storytime programs have been held virtually and posted online to Lebanon County Libraries’ YouTube channel.

Screenshot from Smart Start Storytime with Miss Ronice #29, released May 24. Link here.

Gloninger Woods Park, the new site of the program, is located on 22nd St. between Walnut and Chestnut.

Promotion for the program emphasizes that it includes The Basics, five ways of boosting early brain development: “maximize love, manage stress,” “talk, sing, and point,” “count, group, and compare,” “explore through movement and play,” and “read and discuss stories.”

The program is being offered as a partnership between Lebanon Community Libraries, and Lebanon County Community Health Council’s Connected Together and The Basics programs.

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For more information, take a look at Lebanon Community Library’s Facebook post about the program here.

Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.