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Story Times ~ Cuentos @ Biblioteca Latinoamericana

Bi-lingual story times are a great way to learn a new language.   Children and their families are invited to attend bi-lingual Spanish-English story times at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana.  Participants can listen to stories, sing songs, and meet new friends. 


La hora de cuentos bilingües es una gran manera de aprender una nueva idioma. Invitamos a todos niños y sus familias en asistir en la hora de cuentos bilingües (español-inglés), en la Biblioteca Latinoamericana. Los participantes pueden escuchar cuentos, cantar canciones, y conocer a nuevos amigos.


Story Time BearTuesdays / los martes – 6:00 PM

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Storytime with Stay and Play

Hora de cuentos bilingüe para familias con Quédate a Jugar


Third Tuesday of the month / El tercer martes del mes – 6:00 PM

Inclusive Storytime with Stay & Play

Hora de Cuentos Inclusivo con Quédate a Jugar


Thursdays / los jueves – 10:30 AM

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Pre-School Storytime with Stay and Play

Hora de cuentos bilingüe para niños de edad preescolarcon Quédate a Jugar


For more information, please call the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch at 1-408-294-1237


Para más información, favor de llamar a la Biblioteca Latinoamericana al 1-408-294-1237

Mandarin-English Storytime and Stay & Play

Join librarian Aunty Lanlan at the Alviso Branch for Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime.  We will read stories, sing songs, learn Chinese, do finger plays and have fun. The San José Public Library also offers a variety of Chinese /English bilingual books for children and parents to enjoy. Librarian Aunty Lanlan will help you after storytime. To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we recited Li Bai's poem "靜夜思  """", ", read the books, "晚安, 月亮" and "Thanking the Moon."

讲故事,  唱儿歌, 学中文, 做游戏, 和图书馆管理员兰兰阿姨尽享快乐时光。讲完故事,小朋友可以玩玩具,兰兰阿姨给家长介绍图书馆服务。 


Every Friday morning in September and October at Alviso Branch, 10:30 am. Here are the dates.

Goldilocks and the Three What?

Enjoy stories about Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or maybe Dinosaurs!! Children will also make a craft based on the story of Goldilocks, but limited only to their imagination. All supplies will be provided. This program is for children ages 3 and up and their families/caretakers.  This program will take place on Thursday January 24, 2013 at 10:30 at Biblioteca Latinoamericana.


Disfruten una hora de arte y cuentos sobre Ricitos de oro y los tres osos o tal vez Dinosaurios! La biblioteca proveerá los materiales para la hora de arte.  Este programa es para los niños de 3 años en adelante y sus familias o niñeras.  Vengan a la Biblioteca Latinoamericana jueves, el 24 de enero, 2013 a 10:30 AM. 


Other books you and you family may enjoy include:


Goldie and the Three Hares, written by Margie Palatini, and illustrated by Jack E. Davis

Rubia and the Three Osos, written by Susan Middleton Elya, and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Goldilocks, retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson


Goldie and the Three Hares book cover Rubia and the Three Osos book cover Goldilocks book cover

Story time is a big draw for customers of the San Jose Public Library

storyteller and his puppet

In a recent article by Mary Gottschalk published in the 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.

Story Time at the San Jose City Council Meeting - Ed Koetitz with Shaggy the Sheepdog

This might be a first – story time at a San José City Council meeting!  Librarian Ed Koetitz (Almaden) was asked to do a five-minute version of story time at Tuesday’s Council meeting (11-30-2010).  He got the audience to sing along with him and participate with gusto.  The Library Foundation was in attendance and they graciously participated by playing rhythm sticks in the last musical selection "There is a Planet Bright and Blue."


In Nancy Pyle's opening remarks (Council member for District 10), she pointed out that story time at the San José Public Library was one of its most popular services to the residents of San José.  During the last fiscal year (09-10), the library presented 3,022 Story Times with 119,033 parents and children in attendance. 


Research has shown that children who are read to and who enjoy the reading experience are much more likely to become proficient readers and as a result, have great academic success throughout their lives.


You can watch the video here. Council member Nancy Pyle begins introducing Ed at exactly one minute into the meeting.  Enjoy!

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