- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
In a recent article by Mary Gottschalk published in the MercuryNew.com web site, story times at the Willow Glen, Rose Garden, Cambrian and Almaden branches were highlighted. Librarians Lucia Farnham-Hudson, Mary Cage, Nancy Donnell and Ed Koetitz, were interviewed for the article. In addition to information on the regular story times, a brief history and overview of the Inclusive Story Times was presented. For a comprehensive listing of Inclusive Story Times offered by the San Jose Public Library, please consult the online calendar of events.
At an inclusive story time you will find stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and activities that are tailored for our youngest audience with special needs. To make the story time more accessable, there are also carpet squares, fidget toys, a story time schedule, big books and other visual props designed to engage the child.
For more information and advice for parents with children who have special needs, Parents Helping Parents is a remarkable resource. In addition, the Inclusion Collaborative, (part of the Santa Clara County Office of Education), is a valuable resource for parents and teachers alike.