Del Norte Library welcomes back story time

DEL NORTE — The Del Norte Public Library recently announced that it will be able to offer story time to children this fall. It has been two years since the program was held at the library due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. the library will be hosting story time through the end of the year and into 2023.

The library has made significant changes over the past couple of years, adding new technology for public use, featuring several different programs and services for the community.

This past summer, the library partnered with the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley and the Upper Rio Grande School District to open a Story Walk in the Del Norte Town Park. It has become popular for local children and their families. This summer the walk featured books like “Where the Wild Things Are” and a brief history about the creation of Del Norte during its 150th anniversary celebrations.

Libraries throughout the United States have started expanding their programs through interactive methods to support and encourage not only a love for reading but for youth to get out and exercise while reading a book. Story Walks have been installed throughout all 50 states and in 13 countries.

The Del Norte Public Library is currently seeking sponsors for the Story Walk, and it is easy to sign up. Sponsors only need to contact Director Susan Williams, purchase three copies of the book of their choice at cost and let the story do the rest. Books that are featured are also highlighted at the library so that patrons can come and check it out or have it read to them time and time again.

For more information, visit the library Monday through Wednesday 12-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 12-5 p.m. or call 719-657-2633.