Readers needed for new story time program at Clary Gardens

| January 31, 2020

Clary Gardens is planning a new program to introduce preschoolers and their families to the children’s garden.

Drop-in story times will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays, April 3 through May 29, in the children’s garden (weather permitting). In case of bad weather, the program will be moved under the tent or into the red house.

“We decided to go with a drop-in story time for two reasons,” said Reba Kocher, public relations director. “We wanted to utilize our children’s garden more. We always envisioned it being used for children’s programs, and we have used it in the past. We have been working on it a lot over the past year and we want to share it with the community. We have also never held a program for preschool children during school hours, so we thought we would offer one to see if people like it. We are planning to offer a small hike and yoga for the kids before story time (10 to 10:30 a.m.) and then read one or two books with them afterwards.”

Books will be read to attendees by members of the community.

“We will be choosing the books, but if any of the readers have a book they would like to read, we will certainly welcome it,” Kocher said. “We want them to be fun and nature focused so it could be about weather, animals, insects, bodies of water, hills, or anything really.”

Anyone interested in becoming a reader can e-mail Kocher at [email protected].

“We are looking for readers and backup readers for each date,” she said. “We still have plenty of spots open.”

Clary Gardens is located at 588 W. Chestnut St. in Coshocton. For more on the gardens, visit www.clarygardens.org.

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