Library to host Pajama Day on Tuesday to promote evening story time

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Brandon Nite: The Safford City-Graham County Library will hold its first Local Author BookFest on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Contributed Article Courtesy Safford City-Graham County Library

Do you wish you could take your children to story time at the library, but work during the day?  The Safford City-Graham CountyLibrary has a great option for you and your family.  Come to Pajama Time every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Like the library’s daytime story times, Pajama Time offers children developmental learning toys to play with, great stories to hear and plenty of experiences to help young minds grow.  Best of all, the entire family is invited to share in the learning fun.

To promote this program for working families, the library is hosting Pajama Day on Tuesday, Jan. 24.  The staff will be wearing their pajamas and inviting others to join them.

“We will be in pajamas not just to let people know about our Pajama Time program, but also to encourage parents to read to children at bedtime,” said Early Literacy Coordinator Retha Russell.

Studies show that even a few minutes of reading every day can help prepare a child to succeed at school.  Unfortunately, with the popular pull of video games and television shows, reading at bedtime is struggling to compete.

“It may seem a little silly to come to work in your pajamas, but if it helps families to be more engaged in helping their children read it is well worth it,” said Library Director Leanne McElroy.  “Families can make a real difference in their child’s life simply by opening a book.”

For more information on Pajama Time and any of the library’s programs for children visit saffordlibrary.org or fb/saffordlibrary.

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