LAKEPORT— Registration is open for the Lake County Library Storytime in the Park on the library website http://library.lakecountyca.gov. Barbara Green presents Storytime in the Park during the summer in Lakeport’s Library Park every year. If you would like to register you can do so at the library website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov. Just click Events and then Storytime for the link to the registration form. Contact Barbara at the Lakeport Library for more information about how to register. Her number is 707-263-8817 extension 17102.
Due to the coronavirus, this year the program will look a little different. Instead of crafts and games, Storytime participants will sit 6 feet apart outside with masks on while listening to a few stories and participating in gentle movement exercises.
The following rules and procedures have been established to make Storytime as safe as possible.
Something new for this year is that registration is required for Storytime programs Wednesday through Friday morning. You must register and receive a confirmation before being allowed to attend Storytime. Only 10 participant families are allowed at each program. Those showing up without registration will not be allowed to participate. Registration is first come, first served. After registration participants will be assigned to one of three groups for the rest of the summer. Participants cannot switch groups later to avoid mixing.
In accordance with the California Department of Health guidance for the use of face coverings, masks are required for all adults and children over the age of two. Parental guardians and caregivers must remain with their children during the program.
Any family member or child that is experiencing symptoms of illness or COVID-19 should not participate in Storytime and is not allowed to attend. All participants are asked to perform a symptoms self-check before attending.
Families will be asked to practice social distancing of six feet at all times while at Storytime. Seating will be marked and assigned. The library is asking families to bring their own blankets or towels to sit on the grass.
When arriving and leaving Storytime participants will be required to remain in the designated area, while social distancing, before being directed to their assigned seating area or leaving.
While there will be no crafts at storytime, Grab & Go crafts to be used at home may be provided at the conclusion of the program.
The library is taking these precautions to make the program as safe as possible. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to minimize potential exposure to the virus that causes it. Everyone is susceptible to contracting COVID-19 upon exposure. There is currently no vaccine or cure. The safest course of action is to remain sheltered in place at home.
Bringing your children to storytime is the perfect way to introduce them to the magic of books and to help them develop a love of reading. Children who love reading and develop strong literacy skills by grade three are ready to learn for the rest of their lives. If you can’t make it to Storytime in the Park, there are also recorded video Storytimes available on the library website and Grab & Go crafts available at your local branch.