Teachers from Language Stars, a Chicago-based provider of early foreign language education, will host six interactive foreign language storytimes at each Naperville Public Library facility throughout January. Participants will learn different languages through hands-on activities, including sing-alongs, a small introduction of greetings and storytime in the specific foreign language, which will include Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and Italian.
The first storytime will be conducted in Spanish from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 8 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Also at Naper Blvd. Library will be a program in French from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 9. Another storytime will showcase Spanish from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 15 and then Mandarin Chinese from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 16, both at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. At Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., a storytime will be in Italian from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 20 and then another one in French from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Jan. 21.
The program is recommended for children ages 1 to 6 years old, but all ages can attend. Children need no prior knowledge of the language before attending the program, and parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, go to www.naperville-lib.org/content/eventskids.